Celebrating Central American Authors

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 CastanedaAmong the Volcanoes  [Middle Grades]


Melissa Cardoza13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance: Trece colores de la resistencia Hondureña (Letras) [HS/Adult Nonfiction]


René Colato LaínezMis Zapatos y Yo Cruzando Tres Fronteras [Early Childhood/Elementary]

Jorge Argueta – Agua, Aguita | Water, Little Water [Early Childhood/Elementary]

Mario BencastroA Promise to Keep [Middle Grades]

Randy Jurado ErtllThe Lives and Times of El Cipitio  [HS/Adult Fiction]


Nina SerranoNicaragua 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]

Upcoming Houston area events we will be a part of:
September 15 – NEA Big Read Kick-off & Book Distribution @ 6pm
September 18 –Hispanic Heritage Month Fiesta @ Houston Public Library @ 11am