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Latino authors gathered for a Halloween day discussion titled “The Rise of Latino Literature for Youth” at the New York Public Library. The panelists were Sonia Manzano, Sesame Street actor and author of Becoming Maria; Daniel José Older (Shadowshaper); Adam Silvera (More Happy Than Not); Torrey Maldonado (Secret Saturdays); and Crystal Velasquez (Hunters of Chaos). Karen Ginman, youth material selector at BookOps, a technical service organization that serves the NYPL, moderated the discussion.
The dialogue kicked off with Ginman asking the authors to reflect on the types of books that ignited their own interests in reading and writing, and whether or not they encountered books that reflected their individual cultural experiences.
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