With summer upon us, it’s the perfect time to create a list of books you want to get lost in while sitting poolside or relaxing on the beach.
Audible is sharing a list of titles that you can dive into without even taking off your new sunglasses. Through their popular app, availble via the Apple Store and Google Play, you can have countless book read to you by the author or sometimes, someone equally as fabulous.
They put together a list of books written by power Latinas to help inspire and entertain you anytime of the year.
Audible’s List of “Mujeres Poderosas” audiobooks, which are not in any particular order, are as follows:
My Beloved World
By: Sonia Sotomayor
Narrated by: Rita Moreno
The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.
A House of My Own
By: Sandra Cisneros
Narrated by: Sandra Cisneros
From the author of The House on Mango Street, a compilation of true stories and nonfiction pieces that, taken together, form a jigsaw autobiography – an intimate album of a beloved literary legend.
From the Chicago neighborhoods where she grew up and set her groundbreaking The House on Mango Street to her abode in Mexico in a region where “my ancestors lived for centuries”, the places Sandra Cisneros has lived have provided inspiration for her now-classic works of fiction and poetry. But a house of her own, where she could truly take root, has eluded her. With this collection – spanning three decades and including never-before-published work – Cisneros has come home at last.
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
By: Erika L. Sánchez
Narrated by: Kyla Garcia
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian meets Jane the Virgin in this poignant but often laugh-out-loud funny contemporary YA about losing a sister and finding yourself amid the pressures, expectations, and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican American home.
Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents’ house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family.
But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga’s role.
Then a tragic accident on the busiest street in Chicago leaves Olga dead and Julia left behind to reassemble the shattered pieces of her family. And no one seems to acknowledge that Julia is broken, too. Instead, her mother seems to channel her grief into pointing out every possible way Julia has failed.
But it’s not long before Julia discovers that Olga might not have been as perfect as everyone thought.
By: Jessica Dominguez
Narrated by: Tony Rodriguez
The verdict: You’ve won! What if you could face each day with the confidence that you are victorious regardless of the circumstances? You are capable of achieving much more than you imagine. However, it is possible that sometimes you feel paralyzed, empty?
After overcoming incredible obstacles, Jessica Domínguez discovered the inner strength that every woman can use to achieve true success.
Victorious women is the essential guide to help you:
-Discover the power of God’s amazing plan for your life.
-Defeat the lies and fears of insufficiency and insignificance that paralyze you.
-Dedicate yourself completely to fulfill your purpose.
-Organize your life and find time to achieve goals that make you feel complete.
American Like Me
By: America Ferrera
Narrated by: America Ferrera, Bambadjan Bamba, Joy Cho, Auli’I Cravalho, Tim Chiou, Janina Edwards, Jennifer Ikeda, Lameece Issaq, Eugene Kim, Jennifer Lim, Sunil Malhotra, Ramón De Ocampo, Roxana Ortega, Geena Rocero, Martin Sensmeier
From award-winning actress and political activist America Ferrera comes a vibrant and varied collection of first person accounts from prominent figures about the experience of growing up between cultures.
In The Country We Love
By: Diane Guerrero, Michelle Burford
Narrated by: Diane Guerrero
The star of Orange Is the New Black and Jane the Virgin presents her personal story of the real plight of undocumented immigrants in this country.
Diane Guerrero, the television actress was just 14 years old on the day her parents were detained and deported while she was at school. Born in the US, Guerrero was able to remain in the country and continue her education, depending on the kindness of family friends who took her in and helped her build a life and a successful acting career for herself, without the support system of her family.