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Episode 61 — Latino Literature for Teens


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Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers

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Grades 6 – 12
Podcast Series Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers
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Duration 18:00
Original Air Date Published April 26, 2013

Music in this podcast is courtesy of Scott Andrew.


Episode 61 – Latino Literature for Teens


Episode 61 – Latino Literature for Teens

All readers want to see themselves reflected in the pages of books. Works of Latino literature for teens focus on the experiences of young people from Spanish-speaking countries and cultures. In honor of El Día de los Niños, tune in to hear about a variety of books that celebrate the Latino cultural experience in literature.

After listening to this episode, be sure to print out this list of recommended titles to take to the library or book seller.

Books featured in this episode:

  • The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano (Scholastic, 2012)
  • If I Could Fly by Judith Ortiz Cofer (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2011)
  • Dark Dude by Oscar Hijuelos (Atheneum, 2008)
  • When We Wuz Famous by Greg Takoudes (Henry Holt, 2013)
  • Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel by Diana López (Little, Brown, 2013)
  • Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina (Candlewick, 2013)
  • Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (Cinco Puntos Press, 2009)
  • Maximilian & the Mystery of the Guardian Angel: A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller by Xavier Garza (Cinco Puntos Press, 2011)