6 Latina Book Characters You Could Relate to Growing Up

Even if the media didn't always portray accurate representations of Latina girls, there was one place we could turn to see ourselves: literature.

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Seeing our stories reflected in books was almost even more powerful than seeing them on screen. The intricate ways in which Latina authors wove and stitched a character just perfectly to align with the experience of brown and Black girls everywhere, the reader can tell that the story was just like anything our mamis or abuelas made for us: hecho con mucho amor.

The leading little ladies of these stories stay with us till this day. Check out some of the characters who we welcomed into our lives as young ones, but still remember fondly today.

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