From the AuthorHolds AlertWhat We're Reading

Solimar Castro Valdez is eighteen and drunk on optimism when she embarks on a perilous journey across the US/Mexican border. Weeks later she arrives on her cousin’s doorstep in Berkeley, CA, dazed by first love found then lost, and pregnant. This was not the plan. But amid the uncertainty of new motherhood and her American […]

Holds AlertWhat We're Reading

Inspired by the We Need Diverse Books organization, we are highlighting some of the best books by diverse authors and those that deal with diverse subjects and subjects which affect diverse populations. The first book in this series is The Mothers, a mesmerizing first novel that’s set within a contemporary black community in Southern California. This emotionally perceptive story […]