About The Book Club:

Welcome to The Poder Circle Book Club—a quarterly, themed book club that aims to spark and facilitate important discussion around our shared experiences, our unique stories, and the issues that affect our comunidad. As Poderistas, we want to show the world that libros by Latinxs matter—that our words have Poder. As people, we come from a long tradition of storytellers whose words have sparked movements. We honor that tradition by uplifting Latinx voices, deepening our understanding of the Latinx experience, facilitating discussion, and inspiring action through words with impact. 


What To Expect: 

There is no cost to join, all you have to do is subscribe to The Poder Circle Book Club list! Once signed up, you’ll receive:

  • bi-monthly Poder Circle Book Club emails
  • Exclusive Poder Circle Book Club content
  • Invitations to private events including virtual discussions with authors & the Poder Circle community
  • Quarterly discussion guides
  • Plus surprise appearances, giveaways y más

The fall/winter theme of The Poder Circle Book Club is:

 Latinas & Work

Family is said to be the center of the Latinx community. What does that mean? How do we define what ‘family’ is? And what role does it play in our lives? What about generational trauma? Together, we’ll explore how we can heal while still honoring our history, community and legacy.

How Not to Drown In a Glass of Water

by Angie Cruz

As we all consider the work we do, the value of our time and where and how we want to spend it, we can’t think of a better book to read together this Fall/Winter than Angie Cruz’s new book, How Not to Drown In a Glass of Water.

About How Not to Drown In a Glass of Water

Get reading and purchase your copy of The Poder Circle’s featured book!

Show your support for Latina authors and talent and buy your copy of How Not to Drown In a Glass of Water today!

“My name is Cara Romero, and I came to this country because my husband wanted to kill me. Don’t look so shocked . You’re the one who asked me to say something about myself.” — Excerpt from How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water
About the author Angie Cruz Angie Cruz is the author of the novels How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water, Soledad, Let It Rain Coffee, and Dominicana, which was shortlisted for the Women's Prize and a Good Morning America Book Club pick. She is founder and editor in chief of Aster(ix), a literary and arts journal, and is an associate professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh. Click Here


We understand that times are tough for many and joining a book club is sometimes not within your budget. Poderistas wants to ensure we can make The Poder Circle Book Club accessible to amigas who have a financial need. To honor this, we have reserved a limited amount of books that are available on a first-come, first-served basis for those who have a need. Please email hola@poderistas.com with the email subject ‘Book Club Accessibility’ to request a copy. Please include your name and mailing information in your email.  

Deep Dive

Check back for a curated selection that further explores the theme of Latinas & Work.