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Editor’s Picks: The Best Summer Reads
By Latina Staff | 06/01/2012 - 17:00

We’re big bibliophiles here at Latina, so we picked our favorite books for you to add to your summer reading list (whether you love your nook, kindle or good ol’ print).

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Your Latino Summer Reading List!
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 06/14/2011 - 13:59

Kick back in hammock with a cool drink (and some sunscreen!) and enjoy these great new books by Latino authors, offering everything from mysteries to memoirs. Happy reading!


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LATINA's June-July Book Club Pick: 'The New (And Updated) Latina's Bible' by Sandra Guzman
By Irasema Romero | 05/20/2011 - 09:00

Puerto Rican author and former Latina magazine editor-in-chief Sandra Guzman brings us a book on what every Latina should know about: dating, health, succeeding professionally, and managing friendships, among other things.

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LATINA Book Club Pick: 'Say Her Name' by Francisco Goldman
LATINA Book Club Pick: 'Say Her Name' by Francisco Goldman
By Irasema Romero | 05/10/2011 - 13:29

If you are going to read only one novel this summer, choose one that allows you to explore your own life and its fragility. In Say Her Name (Grove Press; $24, out now), author Francisco Goldman takes us into the most intimate aspects of the love he shared with his late wife Aura Estrada. After she died in a bodysurfing accident while vacationing in Mexico, this Brooklyn-based writer creates the most poignant and heartfelt novel about a mourning widower who narrates Aura’s life and how she transformed his.

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LATINA’s March Book Club Pick: ‘Stay With Me’ by Sandra Rodriguez Barron
By Irasema Romero | 03/15/2011 - 09:45

During our lifetime, we are constantly asking ourselves: Who are we, really?

That is what author Sandra Rodriguez Barron seeks to answer in Stay With Me (Harper Paperbacks; $15, out now) through the lives of five siblings, who as toddlers were found together inside the cabin of a luxury boat after a devastating hurricane hit Puerto Rico’s western coast in 1979. They are left without a trace of their personal history or any link to their past lives.

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LATINA’s February Book Club Pick: ‘Fallin’ Up’ by Taboo
By Johanna Ferreira | 02/10/2011 - 11:00

From his close relationship with his grandma to his drug use and hitting it big with multiplatinum group The Black Eyed Peas, Taboo holds little back in his revealing new memoir, Fallin’ Up, in stores now. Taboo talked to about why he wrote the book and why it isn’t just another celebrity memoir.

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Martin Sheen & Emilo Estevez Working On A Memoir
Martin Sheen & Emilo Estevez Working On A Memoir
By Johanna Ferreira | 01/20/2011 - 08:15

We didn’t see this one coming! Martin Sheen and his son Emilio Estevez are currently collaborating on a memoir called Along the Way.

The book celebrates the “physical and spiritual journey,” of both Sheen and his son is set to hit stores this Father’s Day. The memoir covers everything from the Estevez’s families roots in Spain to the special bond between the father and son. It also will touch on The Way, a film that will be directed by Estevez and will star Sheen. 

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Shakira Joins Dora the Explorer for a 'World School Day Adventure'
By Mariela Rosario | 12/20/2010 - 14:15

As if Shakira hasn't already accomplished a lot, now the Colombian pop star can add children's book author to her long list of triumphs!

Shaki teamed up with the folks behind Nickelodeon's hit TV show Dora the Exlorer to publish a new book in their series called World School Day Adventure. The book follows young Dora and her sidekick Boots as they rush to deliver school supplies to children around the globe in celebration of World School Day.

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2010 Books
Latina's 5 Best Books of 2010
By Mariela Rosario | 12/17/2010 - 11:24

This was a great year for Latino authors, with newcomers like Patricia Engel receiving critical acclaim and established authors like Isabel Allende returning to classic form.

Check out our picks for the five best books of 2010!

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Kit Kat
EXCLUSIVE: Kat Von D on her New Book: "I Think People Will be Surprised to See How Normal I Am"
By Lee Hernandez | 11/19/2010 - 08:20

Kat Von D is on top of the world right now. The famous Argentinean tattoo artist has a hit TV show (TLC’s L.A. Ink) and her latest book The Tattoo Chronicles is a NY Times Bestseller. spoke Kat about her new book, staying sober and how she's really just a normal girl at heart.

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