This 2021 we celebrate literary works by Central American authors. Too often our voices are lost in the larger Latin American space so it’s important to uplift our own across all industries and mediums. We’ve compiled a list of Central American authors (one source: Teaching For Change) that we wish to highlight. As part of this effort we’ve also purchased the books and plan on raffling them off at in person events in Houston and through social media.
Please help us continue uplift our voice by supporting Central American authors and also share with us any additional authors we should highlight in the future.
Omar Castaneda – Among the Volcanoes [Middle Grades]
Melissa Cardoza – 13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance: Trece colores de la resistencia Hondureña (Letras) [HS/Adult Nonfiction]
René Colato Laínez – Mis Zapatos y Yo Cruzando Tres Fronteras [Early Childhood/Elementary]
Jorge Argueta – Agua, Aguita | Water, Little Water [Early Childhood/Elementary]
Mario Bencastro – A Promise to Keep [Middle Grades]
Randy Jurado Ertll – The Lives and Times of El Cipitio [HS/Adult Fiction]
Nina Serrano – Nicaragua Way [HS/Adult Fiction]
Sergio Ramírez – La Fugitiva [HS/Adult Fiction]
Edited By Leticia Hernández-Linares, Rubén Martínez, & Héctor Tobar – The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States [HS/Adult Nonfiction]