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Los Libros performers Peruvian Ensemble INCA
Maria Bonilla, September 27, 2023

Close your eyes and listen to the percussion. Let it take you back to an ancient time when the great Inca empire ruled. La imaginación or imagination (nisqa) makes it easy to see the people with their ritual dances and textiles.


Author and musician Lucky Diaz and his books, La Guitarrista and Paletero Man
Madeline Peña, September 26, 2023

Celebrated artist Lucky Diaz, a bilingual musician, songwriter, author, and children’s television personality, stands out as a source of inspiration. With multiple Latin Grammy Awards and nominations for both Grammy and Emmy awards, his work has been recognized on a grand scale.


Author Mayra Cuevas and her novel Does My Body Offend You. Author Jessica Parra and her novel, Rubi Ramos’ Recipe for Success
Llyr Heller, September 25, 2023

Realistic young adult fiction holds a special place in the hearts of many readers. It is a genre that offers relatable stories and voices that resonate with our communities, a sentiment that holds true regardless of one's age but is particularly crucial for the younger generation.


Author Isabel Quintero and her novel, Photographic
Salvadora Sosa Prieto, September 23, 2023

Isabel Quintero is an award-winning writer from the Inland Empire of Southern California.


Author Annette Chavez Macias and her novels, Big Chicas Don't Cry and Too Soon for Adiós
Celia Avila, September 20, 2023

Sometimes, all you need is to submerge yourself in the pages of a classic romance novel. The allure of passion and drama draws us in, gives us something to root for, and offers a welcome escape from the mundanity of everyday tasks.


Author Alex Sanchez and his novels, The Greatest Superpower and You Brought Me the Ocean
Edwin Rodarte, September 18, 2023

In a world where literature has the power to bridge gaps and foster understanding, Alex Sanchez stands as a shining example of an author who has dedicated his literary career to celebrating diversity, promoting cultural harmony, and inspiring young minds to embrace their authentic selves.


Graphic novelist Aarón Durán and his novels, Lazarus X66 and Season of the Bruja
Llyr Heller, September 15, 2023

For years, graphic novels have entwined the art of illustration with storytelling, captivating readers with their unique blend of creativity. At the heart of this compelling medium are the stories by authors of the various communities that live, love, and thrive in the world.


Author Henry Barajas and his graphic novel, La Voz De M.A.Y.O. Tata Rambo. An illustration of him receiving a medal of honor from President Barack Obama
Llyr Heller, September 13, 2023

Graphic novels have become a captivating medium combining visual artistry and storytelling. The voices and perspectives of the Latino community have gained recognition thanks to authors like Henry Barajas.


Singer-songwriter Silvia Valencia and her book Bichazo
Anna Avalos, September 11, 2023

Escribir y compartir historias para niños y adolescentes en español es superimportante. Catalina Holguín y Silvia Valencia nos compartirán qué significa para ellas crecer entre libros y canciones en una plática que tomará parte durante Los Angeles Libros Festival.


Afro-Latinx authors: Torrey Maldonado, Tamika Burgess and Aya de Leon
Phoebe Swan Guiot, September 06, 2023

There is an enchanting power in stories woven by voices from diverse backgrounds. Stories from voices enrich our understanding, taking us on journeys through cultures and experiences we might never have known otherwise.


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