In this special episode of the Las Musas Podcast in honor of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, Emma Otheguy joins Terry Catasús Jennings, Sara Fajardo, Laekan Zea Kemp, and Cynthia Harmony to pull back the curtain on the publishing industry and the challenges Latinx authors face behind the scenes. Together, they offer a path forward that includes systemic changes to the industry, public funding for books in schools and libraries, and ideas for how we can support each other to make broad Latinx representation in books a reality.
If you enjoyed this episode or plan on using the resources provided, please consider buying a book (or a few) to say thanks!
Order Emma Otheguy's Middle Grade book, Sofía Acosta Makes a Scene, and pre-order her other Middle Grade book, Reina Ramos Works it Out
Order Terry Catasús Jennings's Picture Book The Little House of Hope and pre-order her Middle grade book, Pauli Murray
Order Cynthia Harmony's Picture Book, Mi Ciudad Sings also available in Spanish as, Mi Ciudad Canta
Pre-order Laekan Zea Kemp's Middle Grade book, Omega Morales and the Legend of La Lechuza and order her Pura Belpré honor book, Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet
Look out for Sara Fajardo's Picture Book, Paka Paka con la Papa: Alberto Salas Plays Potato Hide-and-Seek coming out in 2023!