This series explores the diversity within the writings of those whose linguistic and cultural heritage stems from Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and other Spanish-speaking Central and South American countries.
- In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
- The Devil in Texas by Aristeo Brito
- Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia
- Down These Mean Streets by Piri Thomas
- Growing Up Latino: Memoirs and Stories by Harold Augenbraum and Ilan Stavans, eds.
The humanities scholar’s essay was written by Ilan Stavans who teaches at Amherst College. He has been the recipient of the Latino Literature Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a National Book Critics Circle Award nomination.
Download the scholar’s essay, annotated book list, and supplementary texts (PDF). Please note: The American Library Association is the copyright owner of this essay and annotations. The credit lines embedded in the program materials and/or sponsor and funder logos must remain on all published (print and web) materials derived from these materials.
How-To Discussion Programming Guides
Developed to aid participants in “The Millennium Project for Public Libraries,” this how-to guide (PDF) provides basic information about developing and promoting book discussion programs.
When planning a “Let’s Talk About It” program, you may wish to consult the planner’s manual (PDF) for general how-to information about program format, selecting a scholar, promoting your series, evaluation, and more.