On Tuesday, Edith Campbell, Sujei Lugo, and Guinevere and Libertad Thomas, the sisters behind the Twinja Book Reviews, hosted the most recent #LargeFears Twitter chat. This month’s theme was: “Where are the Afro-Latinxs in American History?” Special guests included Torrey Maldonado, author of Secret Saturdays, Sofia Quintero, author of Show and Prove and Efrain’s Secret, and Robert Liu-Trujillo, a visual artist. The #LargeFears chats started as a continuation of support of diverse books after the publication of Large Fears, a self-published title by Myles E. Johnson and Kendrick Daye, funded through Kickstarter, about a queer black boy facing his greatest fears.
Below is the link to the Storify for the chat and covers of books by/about Afro-Latinxs in honor of Black History Month. Although, these titles should be supported every month of the year, and we vow to do our part by reading and reviewing more of them here.
Large Fears is the kind of book I love to read. Thank you so much for bringing it to my attention.
Hope you enjoy that one! The imagery is beautiful!
Such an important list. Thank you for posting. Another title to consider adding is “Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book” by Yuyi Morales who based the lead character on people from Veracruz in Mexico. http://www.tfcbooks.org/book/9780811864831
Oh goodie! I’ve never heard of that one, but will be adding it to my many lists!
Let’s add Cinnamon Girl: Letters found inside a cereal box by Juan Felipe Herrera (2005) to this wonderful collection. Yolanda/Canela is Afro-Puerto Riqueñan.
Love the cover to that one! Thanks for the suggestion!