Read Diverse Books Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is almost upon us! As a proud Latino who has a small platform to uplift the voices of Hispanic and Latinx people, I could not let the month pass without celebrating.

Starting September 15th, I will feature reviews, interviews, author spotlights, and guest posts to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month all through October 15th. I already have the first couple of weeks covered, and could certainly create enough content by myself, but what would really be amazing is if I could collaborate with other bloggers or writers to make this month special.

I am aware that making the call 2 1/2 weeks before the start of Hispanic Heritage Month is cutting it close, but I do have enough content, as of now, to get me through October 1st. A month should be plenty of time to exchange emails, arrange Q&As, write guest posts, etc. If not, I won’t be crushed or anything! I have perfectly reasonable expectations for all of this. 🙂

 

Read Diverse Books wants to work with writers and bloggers

If you are a Latinx author and would like to be featured in Read Diverse Books, you may:

  1. Do a Q&A
  2. Have your bibliography highlighted
  3. Promote your latest book/project or do a giveaway
  4. Write a guest post
  5. Do anything else you can think of!

If you are a book blogger, you may:

  1. Cross post a review of a book written by a Latinx author on Read Diverse Books (to be originally published on your blog)
  2. Write a guest post (book recommendations, personal post, etc.)
  3. Do anything else you can think of!

Everyone:

  •  Please share this post on social media and help me reach as many bloggers and writers as possible. I’m looking to work with and highlight Latinx authors specifically. So if you know any debut Latinx writers, or even veteran ones, please send them my way. Indie and self-published authors are welcome! 

If you want to work with Read Diverse Books, please send me an email via the contact form below. Let me know what kind of feature you’d prefer and we can hash out the details over email. 

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Contact Read Diverse Books

The most reliable method to contact me is to send an email toreaddiversebooks@gmail.com.

But this contact form may work as well. I haven’t had much success with it, though, so I suggest a direct email. 

 

Consider this post the official announcement for Read Diverse Books’ plan to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. I will be aggressively promoting it on social media, so what you’re reading is only one aspect of my strategy. Retweets are very much appreciated!

I’m excited and optimistic about Read Diverse Books’ first Hispanic Heritage Month. Even if no one wants to contribute, you can be sure I will have content the entire month to promote and uplift Latinx voices in literature. 

 

P.S. – While much of the content published during Sept. 15 – Oct. 15 will be focused on Hispanic Heritage Month, I may also include material that has nothing to do with it. 


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25 thoughts on “Read Diverse Books Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

  1. Good luck with this, it sounds so fantastic! I’ve been eyeing a few of the magical realism translated fiction for a while, so this is the perfect opportunity to buy them XD!

  2. Okay, so I spent last night looking through all the books I owned and I am so sad to say, I do not own any unread books by Latinx authors on my shelf. And after seeing your post, I know I want to feature books for every theme month moving forward. This is a huge hole in my library!! So I have referenced your fantastic book rec lists and I will be purchasing books by Latinx authors in September (after payday :)) for these features.

    What you are doing here is AMAZING! And I want to help and support any ways that I can. I love celebrating and uplifting voices of marginalized folks (all the time), but also during theme months when I feel like a coordinated effort like this can provide a signal boost.

    1. Of course! I have reviewed MG books before here as well.
      Just publish the review any time between September 15th – October 15th and I will click the handy “reblog” button under your review to cross-post it on my blog. That way you get full credit for the content 🙂

  3. This is such a fabulous project, Naz!!! Can’t wait to see what you have planned and congrats on getting the guest writer! 🙂 Will RT the heck out of this and can do a review of Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo’s Posada: Offerings of Witness and Refuge which comes out Oct 15th and link here, she’s a Chicana poet. Any other support you need, just let me know! 🙂

  4. I like that you support diverse reads as well as practise what you preach. Good luck to this venture. I don’t think I know many Latinx authors. If you could list out a few famous ones (esp if there are any in magical realism) it would be a big help. I mentioned famous ones because I would not have heard of the new writers.

    Also I love reading translated fiction. SO I hope to discover alot many new writers through this.

  5. This is so good! Will definitely join in. Haven’t decided on what book to read yet, but I’ll just check out some of the Diverse Book Tag recommendations 🙂 Have tweeted this and will repeat a few more times. 🙂

  6. *sigh*

    I lost my original comment but basically:

    -Way to go Naz! Can’t wait to follow along
    – I have books on my shelf that qualify, I just have to get to them after all my review tours books this month. I shall try and if not, I’ll be cheerleading the whole time ^.^

    1. I’m sorry you lost the commnet! D:
      Thank you for all your support. It’s going to be a crazy busy month for me, but I will try my best to keep to keep exciting and personal. I hope you can read & review a book by a Latinx author, but no pressure. :]

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