Time & Location
Sep 27, 2022, 7:00 PM
Contemporary Realism in Latinx Fiction: Hosted by the Dominican Writers Association, Sofia Quintero (Show and Prove), Francesca Padilla (What's Coming to Me), and Christine Kandic Torres (The Girls in Queens) discuss the continued need for authentic Latinx fiction that holds up mirrors to real life inequities. While Latinx readers deserve escapist stories and representation in all genres, novels that honestly depict the painful imprints of race and class in the real world remain important as ever to represent the true lived experiences, both positive and painful, of today's Latinx youth.
About WHAT'S COMING TO ME: Seventeen-year-old Minerva Gutiérrez plans revenge on her predatory boss in this equally poignant and thrilling contemporary YA about grief, anger, and fighting for what you deserve, perfect for fans of Tiffany D. Jackson and Erika L. Sánchez. Published by @soho_teen. About THE GIRLS IN QUEENS: An unforgettable debut novel about the furious loyalty of two Latinx women coming of age in Queens, New York, an emotionally resonant novel infused with the insight, power, and poignancy of Angie Cruz’s Dominicana, Jacqueline Woodson’s Another Brooklyn, and Sally Rooney’s Conversations with Friends. Published by @harperviabooks.
*THIS IS AN OFFICIAL 2022 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL BOOKEND EVENT.