I am so excited about this year’s Latinx Heritage Month. I have a series of posts that will go up every week in celebration. I will also be participating in three different readathons/readalongs throughout the month which I will be talking about below. If you are able, please consider joining us as we celebrate Latinx voices all month long. And as always, please support books by Latinx authors once LHM ends.
Find my annual Twitter giveaway for Latinx Heritage Month here!!!
Latinx Book Club:
The Latinx Book Club is partnering again with Latinx-a-thon and Latinx Book Bingo for #LatinxLitTakeover. We will all be reading By Any Means Necessary by Candice Montgomery for Latinx Heritage Month. You can find the Latinx Book Club on Twitter here and our Goodreads discussion group here. Graphic is linked to Goodreads.
Latinx Book Bingo TBR:
I am also participating in Latinx Book Bingo again this year. You can find their Twitter account here. I have sixteen books ready for this readathon which takes place September 15th-October 15th. I know I won’t get to them all, but a girl can dream.
Afro-Latinx: Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam
Lighthearted Story: This Train Is Being Held by Ismée Amiel Williams
Set in/MC from Latin America: Tender Is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica
Any Book by a Latinx Author: The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa
Backlist Title: Color Me In by Natasha Diaz
Nonfiction: Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas by Roberto Lovato
On Cover Rep: You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria
Never Before Read Latinx Author: Tight by Torrey Maldonado
Cover with Latinx Flag Colors: They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
Award-Winning: Cenzontle by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo
Group Book: By Any Means Necessary by Candice Montgomery
2020 Release: Paola Santiago and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay Mejia
Queer Rep: Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera
Immigrant Story: We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez
Intersectional MC: We Unleash the Merciless Storm by Tehlor Kay Mejia
I will also be participating in Latinx-a-thon which takes place September 15th-24th. You can find them on Twitter here. Here is a list of prompts for this year including the books I will be reading for them.
- VOICES – Read a book written by an Indigenous and/or a Black Latinx author: Tight by Torry Maldonado
- LATINIDAD – Read a book written by an intersectional Latinx author (gender, sexuality, ability, etc.): Cenzontle by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo
- ROOTS – Read a translated book or a book prominently featuring more than one language (i.e. with a bilingual MC): Tender Is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica
- HERITAGE – Read a book written by an author from a non-Spanish speaking Latin American country/heritage (i.e. Brazil or Haiti): Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam
- #LATINXLITTAKEOVER – Group book: By Any Means Necessary by Candice Montgomery
- BONUS: Read books from authors of different heritages.
Latinx Heritage Month Book Fest
Not a readathon, but the Latinx Heritage Month Book Fest, organized by Paola @Guerrerawr is happening this month and I am so excited to check out all the panels. Check out this thread here for a list of all the author and reader panels happening. There are also Instagram and Blog/BookTube challenges, so be sure to check out the book fest’s IG here for all the info. And one more thing…
The Latinx Book Club will be participating in the final panel for the book fest! I am very excited for this, so I hope you all join us October 11th at 5pm est on Jocelyn’s YT channel here.
Will you be joining any of these readathons/readalongs this year for Latinx Heritage Month? Which book by a Latinx authors are you hoping to get to soon?