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11 Books By Latinas Every Feminist Should Add To Their Collection

For decades, Latina authors have written empowering stories of women navigating family, culture and societal norms to find their true selves.

Books by Gabby Rivera and Alida Nugent have most recently helped paint a portrait of what it means to be a Latina feminist today. But even before these women put pen to paper, authors like Sandra Cisneros and Laura Esquivel were already paving the way with narratives centered on strong Latina women.

In the spirit of intersectional feminism, we compiled a list of 11 books by Latina authors that every feminist should read.

Gentlemen, you have undertaken to cheat me. I won’t sue you, for the law is too slow. I’ll ruin you. Yours truly, Cornelius Vanderbilt.
—  Cornelius Vanderbilt, in 1853, to his former business partners in the Accessory Transit Company after they took advantage of his decision to take the first vacation of his life by pushing him out of the company’s leadership process, manipulating the stock, and shutting off the revenue that Vanderbilt had been skimming as a commission.