Nov 14, 2012 — What are the best of the books? NPR Books looks at this year's National Book Award nominees for fiction and nonfiction. These 10 books — which tell the stories of a young drug smuggler, lovable philanderers, holograms in the Saudi desert and more — inspired, informed and entertained readers.
Oct 11, 2012 — A few days ago, Domingo Martinez was just a regular guy working as a graphic designer and writing on the side. Then on Wednesday he woke up to find himself nominated for the National Book Award for nonfiction for his book, The Boy Kings of Texas.
Aug 7, 2012 — More than 75,000 of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the 100 best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience.
Oct 18, 2011 — In 2006, Malin Alegria's debut novel was unique in the world of young adult fiction: It followed a Mexican-American girl through a quintessential coming-of-age experience — the quinceanera. Today, Alegria's book is still celebrated in Latino communities — and publishers are starting to pay attention.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Soy LA Avon Lady and Other Stories by Lorraine M. Lopez. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Dec 4, 2008 — I remember to start with that day in Sacramento — a California now nearly thirty years past — when I first entered a classroom, able to understand some fifty stray English words.
Aug 10, 2007 — Sam Quinones' collection of stories provides incredible insight into how immigration impacts both sides of the border. HPPR's Stacy Clopton Yates says, "each of these riveting tales is a microcosmic lesson in both history and sociology."
Jun 14, 2007 — In his new book, Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream, author and journalist Sam Quinones explores the complexities and contradictions of the immigration debate through true stories of Mexican migration.
Jun 14, 2006 — Making English the official language has been one of the hottest flashpoints in the U.S. immigration debate. Univision news anchor Jorge Ramos says Spanish is already the primary language in many communities around the country amid a "demographic revolution."
Nov 21, 2005 — Some things do improve with age. A Latin American literature scholar wants his friends and family to regift the books he's given them that they haven't read. Unlike the transparently regifted cologne — which he doesn't wear and doesn't want — a regifted book will reread and perhaps regifted again.