Meanwhile, at the Grisby household, Laurel and Yvette are talking about last night’s concert.

Laurel: I never thought I’d like punk music myself, but it was really fun. And there is something really cool about being in the mosh pit.

Yvette: Oh, I know. Music is really something. I believe it was your father’s guitar that charmed me, even before I found out how charming he is.

Laurel: It’s so strange to think that there was once a time when you two didn’t know each other.

Yvette: That’s life, honey. You never know when you’ll meet the person you are meant to be with for the rest of your life.

The doorbell rings.

Yvette: I wonder who that could be. I don’t believe for a minute Brook is done with fishing yet.

She opens the door only to be met with a perpetually unsatisfied Sandra, who storms in without even an invitation.

Sandra: Yvette. Hello. Where is Brook?


Yvette: She is out right now. Why?

Sandra: Out! She should be at school. 

Yvette: It’s Saturday. The last time I’ve checked, school doesn’t happen on Saturdays. Surely, even you know that.

Sandra: Don’t get smart with me, Yvette.

Yvette: Excuse me? I’m older than you and this is my house, so if anyone should be criticizing manners here, it should be me. You’re the one who stormed in without an invitation. Besides, what do you care about Brook’s whereabouts? You’re her guardian on paper, but you’ve done the absolute bare minimum as such in all the years you were supposed to be looking after her.

Sandra: Perhaps. But my work keeps me busy and I can’t spend every moment of my life looking after a child. That doesn’t change the fact that I’ve been providing for her since she was 8 and am legally responsible for her.

Yvette: She’ll be home soon. You can talk to her then. I’m sure you can wait for a bot, right?
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.