By Samantha Leal | 06/20/2012 - 15:06
Marco Rubio’s recently released memoir, An American Son, gives us insight into his life and beginnings. The Republican Vice President hopeful talks about his Cuban family, coming to grips with his heritage and parlaying that into a successful political career. But there were a few things that we didn’t know about Rubio (or at least, not in his words). Here are our top 5 takeaways:
He suffered from a medical complication as a child that could have killed him.
By Samantha Leal | 06/03/2012 - 13:00
The Shadow Catcher, the debut novel by Hipolito Acosta, chronicles the life of the author as a U.S. Government Agent, as he worked for 30 years, mostly undercover, infiltrating Mexico’s immigrant smuggling rings and drug cartels.
Poli, as he likes to be called, rose in the ranks from Border Patrol Agent to a key position in the Department of Homeland Security. The book, while full of amazing vignettes and stories (like that of being targeted by criminals he locked up – just another day on the job), also speaks to the current immigration situation.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 Latina.com about why he wrote the book and why it isn’t just another celebrity 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.
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.