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The Amado Women The Amado Women
by Désirée Zamorano

Four women, connected by birth, separated by secrets.

Chukfi Rabbit's Big, Bad Bellyache Chukfi Rabbit's Big, Bad Bellyache
A Trickster Tale
by Greg Rodgers

The way the Choctaws tell it, Chukfi Rabbit is lay-zee. Watch your food when he’s around. Blink once—it’s gone.

My Pet Ratlesnake My Pet Ratlesnake
by Joe Hayes

How can a kid have a pet rattlesnake? Well, it can only happen to Joe Hayes. Surely, Joe wouldn’t fib!

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<i>Publishers Weekly</i> Soapbox Features Désirée Zamorano Publishers Weekly Soapbox Features Désirée Zamorano
June 19, 2014

Which is worse: to be invisible or to be made into a cardboard construct?

The Amado Women author Désirée Zamorano is featured in Publishers Weekly's Soapbox, where she discusses what she perceives as the Latina superpower: invisibility.

We are invisible in the fictional worlds of movies, TV shows, and books. When we do appear, our roles are limited for the most part to those given to us in the mental landscapes of producers and authors. We tend to be hot and sexy temptresses or struggling and victimized immigrants (or both). The nation was shocked when Sonia Sotomayor called herself a “wise Latina” during her Supreme Court nomination hearings. We knew what she meant. Those who didn’t were appalled that she had the temerity to step out of the construction that society foisted upon her—and others.

Read the entire PW piece here.

Click here to read more about The Amado Women, due out this summer.


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