I’ve been putting a lot of thought into the fact that I have not read many books by Latino writers, and I have only read one book in Spanish (Como Agua Para Chocolate by Laura Esquivel). I’ve read a couple of books by Junot Diaz and one by Sandra Cisneros. That’s all that comes to mind when I think of the books I’ve read by Latino writers. That’s disappointing.
In the following year I plan to work on this. I would like to explore books by authors like Isabel Allende, Daniel Jose Older, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Julia Alvarez. I would also like to read at last one book in Spanish next year. I’ve been thinking about reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Spanish because it is a book I am very familiar with. This means I can use context clues if I get lost or confused when reading it in Spanish. I’m not quite sure where to find a Spanish version of this book, so if y’all have any suggestions please let me know.
I really want to make an effort to support Latino writers. This will also strengthen me as a reader and as a person. I’m not sure what’s been holding me back, but I really have no excuses. Is there anything you’d like to work on to improve yourself as a reader? Let me know in the comments below!