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Last week, we published an editorial by former New York State assemblyman
Nelson A. Denis under the headline “Dear Publishers: Latinos Read Books, Too”
( publishersweekly.com/latinos). In it, Denis wrote that “in libraries and bookstores and classrooms,
on television and ;lm, the Latino stereotypes abound—but Latino voices are absent.” Many of our
readers agreed, arguing that U.S. publishers favor books that often present stereotypes of Latinos
rather than works featuring original Latino voices. Here are a couple highlights from Web commenters.
The most-anticipated books of
When they got the call: we talk
with the 2017 Newbery and
Caldecott winners, Kelly Barnhill
and Javaka Steptoe.
Faith-focused self-publisher Tate Publishing
Global Rights Report
Two backlist titles ;nd new lives abroad.
Alan Burdick discusses his new
book, Why Time Flies: A Mostly
Scientific Investigation (Simon &
Schuster). Then PW children’s
reviews editor John Sellers recaps
the Newbery and Caldecott Awards.
Bookseller Kenny Brechner on the growth of
active non;ction for young readers.
Meet T.J. Slee, whose novel The Vanirim won
the inaugural BookLife Prize in Fiction.
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The most-read review on publishersweekly.com
last week was Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero by
Michael DeForge (Drawn & Quarterly).
“Latinos are avid readers and and their purchasing power is a force to be reckoned with. It is downright insulting that Latino writers don’t get the same investment and time. I am personally tired of
seeing the same old Latino writers that Americans romanticize. I agree, some are truly great writers,
but our choices as Latinos are limited, not by the lack of talent, but by the lack of attention to a vivid
community that enjoys a good book, just like enyone else.” —Wil Santiago Viera
“U.S. Latino literature is narrowly constrained—ghetto wars, immigrant stories and chica lit. The vast
experience of nearly 60 million U.S. residents is virtually untouched. There will be a ‘Walter Mosley’
or a ‘Terry McMillan’ moment, and then the publishers will see the enormity of this vibrant, untapped
market.” —Alex Rodriguez
PW senior writer Andrew Albanese talks about
the growing backlash against S&S for signing
Milo Yiannopoulos, as well as how President
Donald Trump loomed large over the recently
concluded ALA Midwinter Meeting.
More to Come
The More to Come crew discusses the
implications of the discontinuation of the
New York Times graphic novel bestseller list.