2021 Gift Guide

Gifts for Book Lovers

There’s nothing like a good book and cozy cobija on a chilly winter night. Check out our book recommendations and find a libro for the readers on your list.

Gabriela Garcia Of Women And Salt In present-day Miami, Jeanette is battling addiction. Daughter of Carmen, a Cuban immigrant, she is determined to learn more about her family history from her reticent mother and makes the snap decision to take in the daughter of a neighbor detained by ICE. Carmen, still wrestling with the trauma of displacement, must process her difficult relationship with her own mother while trying to raise a wayward Jeanette. Steadfast in her quest for understanding, Jeanette travels to Cuba to see her grandmother and reckon with secrets from the past destined to erupt. Shop Now
AlegrΓ­a Publishing Collection of Latine Books written by Latina women & youth These Latine/LatinX books are unique in the market because we are discovering new storytellers that have been historically ignored and marginalized. We believe their stories matter & we are giving them a platform to shine and make their book dreams come true. Shop
Brissa Del Mar Poems That Connect…with the Soul, Nature & the Universe. It’s a perfect gift today in time of love, connection & Community as celebration our lives on earth. You can also purchase the bookΒ on Amazon. Shop
Julia Alvarez How the GarcΓ­a Girls Lost Their Accents Acclaimed writer Julia Alvarez’s beloved first novel gives voice to four sisters as they grow up in two cultures. The GarcΓ­a sisters--Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and SofΓ­a--and their family must flee their home in the Dominican Republic after their father’s role in an attempt to overthrow brutal dictator Rafael Trujillo is discovered. They arrive in New York City in 1960 to a life far removed from their existence in the Caribbean. In the wondrous but not always welcoming U.S.A., their parents try to hold on to their old ways as the girls try find new lives: by straightening their hair and wearing American fashions, and by forgetting their Spanish. For them, it is at once liberating and excruciating to be caught between the old world and the new. Here they tell their stories about being at home--and not at home--in America. Shop Now
Lunamia Paperie Book-ed for the Holidays Wood Burned Christmas Ornaments Calling ALL BOOK LOVERS!! These beautifully handmade wood burned Christmas tree ornaments, "My Holiday is All Booked" & "All I Want for Christmas is Books" make great Christmas gifts or decorations this holiday season. It's the perfect gift for every book lover who's TBR is never ending. Choose from two design styles and 4 color variations for the glitter trim. Order before December 16th to get by Christmas.Β  Shop
Annalise garcia Teacher Unhinged Teacher Unhinged is a story of how Joselyn was building her career in L.A as a radio producer when things started falling apart. Joselyn has to transition from Hollywood back to her hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico. She unexpectedly gets a teaching position with at-risk students at a high school in a section of Albuquerque that used to be known as "The war zone." Not only is she jolted into the realities many students and teachers experience in public schools, but she also has to face the family traumas she ran away from. *Use code PODEROSA for 15% off. Shop
Elizabeth Acevedo Clap When You Land In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives. Shop Now
Yamile Saied MΓ©ndez Furia On the field, she is La Furia, a powerhouse of skill and talent. When her team qualifies for the South American tournament, Camila gets the chance to see just how far those talents can take her. In her wildest dreams, she’d get an athletic scholarship to a North American university. Shop Now
Monica Gomiz Becoming a Woman, a 7 Step Guide to Creating a Happy Life & Healthy Relationships When You Don't Have a Role Model From the author: In Becoming a Woman I share the 7 steps I discovered to overcome my life challenges, which started with the loss of my mom to suicide when I was 15 years old. Growing up without her I battled bulimia, addiction to cigarettes, anxiety, depression, I used to choose toxic relationships and I was ostracized by part of my family when I got divorced in a foreign country. The steps I share in this book helped me conquer all of it. Becoming a Woman is for women who felt or feel emotionally neglected, lonely or unworthy, they fear abandonment, they have people-pleasing tendencies, low self-esteem and keep choosing the wrong relationships. BAW is an empowering self-development pocket guide to help women find their own voice and stop caring about what others think about them. It will allow them to become conscious of their own childhood programming so they can choose what serves them and discard what doesn’t, and ultimately live a fulfilling and authentic life. These 7 steps will guide them to find out who they really are as well as what they want and need in life. It will help them get clarity on their relationships, career and purpose and how to pursue their dreams! Shop
Jasmine Cepeda 12 Ways to Cope With Your Latina Mom & Her Difficulties: a guided journal As a Psychotherapist raised and still living in the diverse mega-city that is NYC, I have helped hundreds of folks from all races, ethnicities, and cultures cope with their distressing feelings and thoughts about their mothers. However, what makes me especially inclined to write about the nuanced difficulties of Latina mothers is my experience in facilitating groups with Latinx individuals (gender-neutral term for Latinas and Latinos) struggling with their mothers. Being involved in these groups has brought clarity to the similar and overarching complaints that many Latinx folks experience. Shop Now
dior Vargas The Color of My Mind: Mental Health Narratives from People of Color The Color Of My Mind is a photo essay based on the viral online photo series entitled the "People Of Color and Mental Illness Photo Project" launched in September 2014 by Dior Vargas. The project started as a result of Dior noticing an unfortunate trend in the homogenization and misrepresentation of mental health conditions and the people affected by them. Now, this photo essay seeks to highlight the diversity in the mental health community. The Color Of My Mind visually depicts the experiences of 34 individuals as they discuss their struggles, strengths, and lessons learned while living life as a person of color battling with mental health. Shop Now