Episode 8: Hispanic Heritage Month – Nonfiction

This week, Kyrie and Cori discuss non-fiction books by Hispanic/Latino authors to honor Hispanic Heritage Month. Cori gives a history lesson about this heritage month. During their discussion, Kyrie and Cori shake things up and drink Yogi India Spice. It’s a lighter version of Chai tea, and would be delicious during the winter time when we’re looking for something warm and cozy.

Kyrie’s pick this week is Nobody’s Son by Luis Alberto Urrea and is a roller coaster ride of Luis’ life of being half white and half hispanic and his way in the world. Perhaps not being white enough for his mother, while maybe not being hispanic enough for his father’s side.

Cori’s selection, Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming to Age in America by Helen Thorpe which takes on a journalistic approach on following 4 women, all the same age, who go to the same school, and who are friends. Two of them are legal immigrants, while two are not. This book follows them along as they start the college career and how their are different opportunities for each girl.  Given that DACA is back in the news, this read is very timely and highly recommended.

Coming up next week, Kyrie and Cori continue in participating in Hispanic Heritage Month by reading fiction books from Hispanic/Latino authors. Read along with them or just listen to what they have to say about these two books. Make sure you subscribe to their podcast to get updates and check them out on their social media feeds!  If you like what you’re hearing, go over to Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts and leave a review to help them reach a broader audience of book and tea lovers!  Read along with us and partake in the discussion via our blog or Facebook! Logo: Chris Taesali. Sound and Editing: Daniel Stearman.

Kyrie’s pick: Shadow of The Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafron

Cori’s pick: Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Diaz


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