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    15 Essential Books By Latino Authors in America

    Cigar factories in Puerto Rico! The streets of East L.A.! Love and loss in Washington Heights! In time for Hispanic Heritage Month, a non-exhaustive list of Latino authors writing in English in the United States.

    1. A Puerto Rican in New York by Jesús Colón

    2. The People of Paper by Salvador Plascencia

    3. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

    4. Emplumada by Lorna Dee Cervantes

    5. How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Álvarez

    6. The Animals by Justin Torres

    7. Lost City Radio by Daniel Alarcón

    8. Drown by Junot Díaz

    9. Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

    10. Slow Lightning by Eduardo C. Corral

    11. When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago

    12. Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea

    13. Always Running: La Vida Loca by Luis J. Rodriguez

    14. Kingdom Animalia by Aracelis Girmay

    15. Butterfly Boy by Rigoberto González

    Big hat tips to the magnificent Tony Diaz and to the great Rigoberto Gonzalez for hipping us to some really great poets!