Tucson Festival of Books

Exploring Latino Identity, Impact

Marie Arana and Héctor Tobar weave their personal experiences with interviews and research to tell the history and diversity of the Latino community. The richness of the largest and fastest growing minority in the U.S. grows, as does the group’s influence as citizens and voters.

Marie Arana

Marie Arana was born in Lima, Peru. She is the author of the memoir "American Chica," a finalist for the National Book Award; two novels, "Cellophane" and "Lima Nights;" the prizewinning biography "Bolivar;" "Silver, Sword, and Stone," a narrative history of Latin America and "The Writing Life," a collection from her well-known column for The Washington Post....

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Héctor Tobar

Héctor Tobar is a distinguished author and journalist celebrated for his exceptional literary contributions and insightful storytelling. Born in 1963, Tobar's career has been marked by a commitment to exploring the human experience, particularly the stories of marginalized communities....

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A Portrait of America's Largest and Least Understood Minority
Marie Arana
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Simon & Schuster
February 2024
ISBN 9781982184896
560 pages
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Our Migrant Souls
A Meditation on Race and the Meanings and Myths of “Latino”
Héctor Tobar
Nuestras Raices
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
May 2023
ISBN 9780374609900
256 pages
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