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15 Books by Afro-Latinx Authors You Should Read

15 Books by Afro-Latinx Writers You Won't Want to Put Down

15 Books by Afro-Latinx Authors You Should Read
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Latinx authors like Elizabeth Acevedo and Naima Coster have been quite busy shaking things up in the publishing world over the past few years. Much to our delight, we've been seeing their work front and center on bookstore shelves more and more lately — particularly books by Afro-Latinx authors. It's thrilling to see so many new books that represent not just our cultures as Latinx people but also the many intricacies of them being represented in literature. Because, honestly, what are books if not a medium in which to share one's experiences with the masses?

And we're not just talking about stories that touch on the struggles and obstacles our people have historically faced. We're talking about books that simply depict us living and experiencing life in authentic ways. That matters. So, when we see books by Mexican authors and books by Dominican authors and books by Puerto Rican authors sprinkled throughout store shelves, it fills us with pride.

For so long, Afro-Latinx people have been hugely underrepresented in this area. We've largely been invisible in books for most of history, but the incredible Afro-Latinx authors of the 21st century are doing everything they can to change that, and we're set on throwing our support — and dollars — at them so that publishers know that we are here, we want to be seen, and our stories deserve to be told.

With that in mind, here we're sharing some incredible must-read books by Afro-Latinx authors that are either their latest releases or coming out in 2022. From young-adult novels to romances, we've got you covered.

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