mujeres latinas

Latin@ literature

Listed below are some great literature written by Latin@s. I highly encourage everyone to read at least one of the books below, they won’t disappoint! If you have any other recommendations on books written by Latin@s, please go on ahead and add it to the list. 

Spread and share!! Let’s advocate POC’s literature!


  • A Cup of Water Under My Bed by Daisy Hernandez
  • Bird of Paradise by Raquel Cepeda
  • Black behind the Ears by Ginetta Candelario
  • Count on Me: Stories of Fierce Friendships by Las Comadres
  • Geographies of Home by Loida Maritza Perez
  • The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
  • The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  • How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez
  • In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
  • Invisible mountain by Carolina de Robertis
  • Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
  • Massacre in Mexico by Elena Poniatowska
  • Ocotillo Dreams by Melinda Palacios
  • Perla by Carolina de Robertis
  • Song of the Water Saints by Nelly Rosario
  • This River Here by Carmen Tafolla
  • We the animals by Justin Torres
  • When I Was Puerto Rican: A Memoir by Esmeralda Santiago
  • Women with Big Eyes by Angeles Mastretta

About 90% of the people in my paintings are real people. I have had the great fortune of painting amazing people who have been good friends over the years. In honor of international women’s day here are some of the amazing mujeres I’ve had the honor of both painting and calling friend or family. My life is better because of all of you. Thank you for each being a part of my journey and helping me grow as a human being.