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Celebrating Latinx Authors

Join us for a celebration of Latinx authors! Melissa Coss Aquino, J. Michael Martinez, Emily Pérez, and Marisa Tirado will speak about and sign their new books on Thursday, November 9th at 6:30pm, at Boulder Bookstore. Tickets for this event are $5 (plus a small processing fee) and are available on Eventbrite HERE or by clicking the button below. 

About Carmen and Grace by Melissa Coss Aquino:
Carmen and Grace is an emotionally riveting coming-of-age drama about two cousins lured into the underground drug trade at a young age and the inextricable ties that bind them, as one woman seeks power and the other seeks a way out. A moving meditation on the choices of women and the legacy of violence, it’s a devastatingly wise and intimate story about the bonds of female friendship, ambition, and found family.

About Tarta Americana by J. Michael Martinez:
Ragged and raging across the spectrums of cognition, race, and gender, Tarta Americana lyrically envisions forms of survival outside neuronormative perceptions and histories. Against the recent tide of white nationalism in the United States, Tarta Americana finds a rhinestone in Ritchie Valens, the rock and roll legend, surfacing across time and bodies, genders and sounds, displacing the linear unfolding of desire and biography.

About What Flies Want by Emily Pérez:
In What Flies Want, disaster looms in domesticity: a family grapples with its members’ mental health, a marriage falters, and a child experiments with self-harm. The speaker, who grew up in a bicultural family on the U.S./Mexico border, learns she must play a role in a culture that prizes whiteness, patriarchy, and chauvinism.

About Selena Didn't Know Spanish Either by Marisa Tirado:
Selena Didn't Know Spanish Either is a debut poetry collection which seeks Tejano pop star Selena Quintanilla as a means of reconnecting to the speaker’s cultural identity. As Spanish language and culture becomes more accessible to non-Latinx populations, the speaker grapples with her own complex story of assimilation. Modern marginalization, appropriation, tokenizing, and fetishizing are examined in this multi-generational memoir tracking a Latinx family’s journey to assimilation.


*Tickets are $5 (plus a small processing fee).

*A coupon good for $5 off a featured book or a purchase on the day of the event is included with your ticket. You will receive this coupon at the event.

*Please note: our events are held on the second floor. To request a reasonable accommodation or discuss your needs, contact BBSVirtualevents@gmail.com.

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Melissa Coss Aquino  J. Michael Martinez Emily Pérez Marisa Tirado

Event date: 
Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
1107 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Carmen and Grace: A Novel By Melissa Coss Aquino Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063159068
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Published: William Morrow - April 4th, 2023

Tarta Americana (Penguin Poets) By J. Michael Martinez Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143137115
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Published: Penguin Books - September 12th, 2023

What Flies Want: Poems (Iowa Poetry Prize) By Emily Pérez Cover Image
ISBN: 9781609388430
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Published: University Of Iowa Press - May 11th, 2022

Selena Didn't Know Spanish Either: Poems By Marisa Tirado Cover Image
ISBN: 9781680032659
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Click on the title to see details.
Published: Texas Review Press - May 25th, 2022

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