Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Queer History

Hispanic Heritage Month begins September 15. October celebrates queer history. Celebrate both by picking up one of these titles!

Award-winning author and self-proclaimed fronterizo (person of the border) Benjamin Alire Sáenz is back with Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. Aristotle and Dante are both loners with seemingly little in common, yet after meeting at the local pool they develop a relationship that changes their lives as they navigate the "universe between boys and men." This book won the Lamba Literary Award and the Stonewall Awards for LGBT fiction, as well as the Pure Belpre Narrative Medal for Latino Fiction.

Achy Obejas was born in Cuba; at 6, she immigrated to the United States with her parents, living in Michigan City, Indiana, and eventually Chicago. Her first book, We Came All the Way From Cuba So You Could Dress Like This?, is a collection of stories and personal essays about uprooted people and Latino immigrants, lesbian, gay or straight; those living on the margins and the disenfranchised.

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