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?
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.
Bueno, no funcionamos, y siendo sinceros, muchos de los recuerdos no son buenos.
Pero hubo buenos momentos.
El amor fue bueno. Me encantaba tu dormir todo chueco a mi lado y nunca tuve miedo mientras dormía.
Debería haber estrellas para grandes guerras como las nuestras…
“She put the lime in the coconut, she drank ‘em bot’ up She put the lime in the coconut, she call the doctor, woke ‘I’m up And said “doctor, ain’t there nothin’ I can take?” I said “doctor, to relieve this belly ache”