Shelley Diaz

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Dominicana

This stirring immigration story is Cruz’s breakout book; it should be heralded alongside Julia Alvarez’s How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents.
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Trinity Sight

This harrowing debut with Southwestern sensibility depicts the dangers of destroying our planet and questions whether mythology is an apt term to describe Indigenous beliefs. Purchase where Rebecca Roanhorse’s Trail of Lightning and Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Gods of Jade and Shadow are popular.

Gods of Jade and Shadow

Purchase where Naomi Novik, Nnedi Okorafor, and N.K. Jemisin are popular. [See Prepub Alert, 2/18/19.]
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Magical Realism for Non-Believers

A solid choice for large collections, especially where memoirs are popular.

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Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of '80s and '90s Teen Fiction

YA history buffs and academics alike will want to read, reminisce, and chuckle through this fun but well-done work.

Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of '80s and '90s Teen Fiction

YA history buffs and academics alike will want to read, reminisce, and chuckle through this fun but well-done work.
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Royal Wedding

This standout in the genre is for lovers of fairy tale-like romance, fans of the series, and chick lit readers.
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War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America's Colony

With a decidedly pro-Puerto Rican independence bent, this timely, eye-opening title is as much a must-read as Juan Gonzales's Harvest of Empire.
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Becoming Julia de Burgos: The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon

An eye-opening study on a poet and political activist in the ranks of Gabriela Mistral and Luisa Capetillo, this is a must-have for Latin American, Puerto Rican, women's, and Caribbean studies collections.

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