2014 Reading Challenge: February

February was a great month for our 2014 Reading Challenge. What a great mix of titles from award winners to debut novels, such as Bird by Crystal Chan and The Secret Side of Empty by Maria E. Andreu. Thank you to everyone for participating in the challenge and purposely selecting books by/about/for Latin@s. We even had a few newcomers this month, which is awesome! It’s never to late to join this fiesta! Also, remember that you’re not required to review the books you read. If you do post a review somewhere, we will link it to the book covers below. If you choose not to review, we will link the covers to Goodreads. This month, we have to give a special shout-out to Crystal Brunelle, who is a co-blogger at Rich in Color. She has already read 15 titles! WOW! We can’t wait to see what everyone reads next!

A note to participants: As you complete books, please send us the information, so we can share what you’re reading each month.

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2014 Reading Challenge: January

We are one month into our Latin@s in Kid Lit Reading Challenge, and our participants have completed an awesome array of books! Below are the covers, which link to any reviews written. Some people have chosen to read and not review (which is fine). In these cases, when you click on the cover, you will go to the book’s general Goodreads page. Have fun browsing the books below. Maybe you’ll even add a few to your own TBR list!

A note to participants: As you complete books, please send us the information, so we can share what you’re reading each month.

The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1)   Maximilian & the Mystery of the Guardian Angel: A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller  Death, Dickinson, and the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia  The Knife and the Butterfly  The Wild Book  The Vicious Deep (The Vicious Deep #1)  Fat Angie   Marcelo in the Real World  The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind   Colibri   Yes! We Are Latinos!   Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina   My Abuelita   Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin   Moony Luna/Luna, lunita lunera   What Can You Do with a Rebozo?   Everybody Cooks Rice (Picture Books)   Parrots Over Puerto Rico   A Leaf Can Be . . . (Millbrook Picture Books)

Also, since February is Black History Month, we propose a challenge within a challenge. This month, try to read a book by/for/about Afro-Latin@s. Here are some suggestions:

Pele, King of Soccer/Pele, El rey del futbol     Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa     Grandma's Gift     Grandma's Records     Me Llamo Celia/My Name Is Celia: La Vida de Celia Cruz/The Life Of Celia Cruz     The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano     Secret Saturdays     Marisol and Magdalena   Efrain's Secret