Afro Latinx [ af-roh-luh-tee-nex ] - of or relating to Black Latinx people with African ancestry
In Celebration of Black History Month and in honor of the Black experience, we have highlighted a few links to articles and videos featuring Afro Latinx people, who have made notable contributions here in the United States and abroad in the fields of medicine, politics, music and more!
Featured Afro Latinx author with Strong Afro Latinx Characters in their books:
Elizabeth Acevedo, author of:
The Poet X - Winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Pura Belpré Award!
Clap When You Land - A novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives.
With Fire on High - A novel in prose about a girl with talent, pride, and a drive to feed the soul that keeps her fire burning bright.
Special Thanks to contributor: Diane Artemis, Manager of our NM Branch