With 2020 half way through the year already (I KNOW I CAN’T BELIEVE IT EITHER) ,
It’s important that we look at our bullet lists and try some new things or maybe some old things that we have not had the chance to do in a while.
If reading more is on your bucket list, then here are 5 female Dominican authors you should check out in 2020 to get you started.
Julia Alvarez has both adult and young adult novels. Some of my favorite Julia Alvarez Books.
- In the Time of the Butterflies. (Includes Dominican Republic History)
- How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
Many of Angie Cruz’s books touch on topics of the Dominican immigrant experience. They are thought provoking, strong, and real.
Here are some Elizabeth’s Acevedo’s books. Her books reflect the Dominican in New York City experience and touch on relatable topics of race, identity, and following your dreams.
- Clap When You Land
- The Poet X
- With the Fire on High
4.Raquel Cepeda –
I love that Raquel Cepeda has the collection of interconnected essays as an option for one of her books. Its build for those days where you want to read a short story but you still have the experience of following a longer text. It has the same experience as watching a show, where every episode can stand alone but would not make sense without another.
- Bird of Paradise : How I Became Latina
- East of Broadway (A Collection of Interconnected Essays)
5.Naima Coster –
Naima Coster is a relatable young Dominican author. In her novel, “Halsey Street” Naima details the experience of dealing with gentrification in New York City, which is a reality for many people in the City. Many people are being forced out of their homes and businesses, and that has left many people homeless, without a job, and lost with nowhere to turn. This is the depiction of the Dominican experience in the 21st Century.
- Halsey Street
These books are sure to add some flavor and change to your reading lists.
Happy Reading !