By Sugey Palomares | 02/19/2013 - 14:23
J.R. Martinez, 29, may be known as an actor, army veteran, radio host, and motivational speaker, but now he’s adding published author to his impressive resume. His new memoir, Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength and Spirit, made the New York Times Best Sellers List and digs deep into his story about facing adversity while moving forward with grace. We spoke to the talented star about what he hopes fans take away from his book, his love for his mother, how fatherhood has changed him, and more.
By Sugey Palomares | 01/28/2013 - 16:00
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s new memoir, My Beloved World, has officially topped the New York Times best sellers list in the combined print and e-book non-fiction category. The Ivy League-educated former district attorney's publication is currently in second place on the list, following author Eben Alexander's, Proof of Heaven.
By Valerie Tejeda | 10/22/2012 - 17:00
There’s something magical about digging into a good book on a rainy day. The problem is, many of us don’t know what to read first! B.N. Randall is a literary expert and author of the young adult thriller Memoria. Owning more than a thousand books herself, Randall loves a good story and is always on the hunt for new titles to check out. “I love reading because of the transportation aspect,” she says.
By Sugey Palomares | 09/26/2012 - 16:00
There’s no better way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month than by celebrating our amazing authors and the memorable stories they create. Here are seven books to add to your reading list this month. Enjoy!
By Celia San Miguel | 09/13/2012 - 17:00
Five years ago, Dominican American Jersey boy Junot Diaz’s debut novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, making him just the second Latino to achieve this honor, following Oscar Hijuelos (The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love).
By Samantha Leal | 07/17/2012 - 16:15
Victor Cruz just released his new memoir, Out of the Blue, which chronicles his life and struggle to get to where he is now – a Super Bowl champion and proud papi. To celebrate, we’re looking at some other books by notable Latinos. Are any of these on your reading list?
By Sugey Palomares | 03/06/2012 - 13:45
One of the world’s greatest writers, Gabriel García Márquez celebrates his 85th birthday today! For decades, the Colombian Noble Prize-winner has challenged our imaginations with intricate stories layered with motifs about revolution, family, rebellion, and love. Márquez, who is known for countless of bestselling novels including his mammoth classic “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and “Love in The Time of Cholera,” has taught us that our magical journey as readers never ends.
Find out 5 things you didn’t know about him below:
By Kate Sandoval | 11/01/2011 - 17:14
From jewelry to a baby bib to an iPhone case, Dia de los Muertos has inspired a slew of new products. Whether you’re heading to a Day of the Dead party, plan to spend it at home, or want to get your kids (even your pup) in on the fun, these festive products help you celebrate.
By Mariela Rosario | 06/14/2011 - 13:12
The Cuban government has given the green light to the publication of Che Guevara's personal diaries of the revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power in 1959. Entitled Diary of a Combatant, the diaries share Che's experiences first hand—from landing on the Cuban coast in 1956 aboard the now infamous yacht, Granma, through the three years of armed conflict and fighting in the Sierra Madre mountains of central Cuba that followed.