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Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed



edited by
Saraciea J. Fennell

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Macmillan
Imprint
Flatiron Books (Adult)
ISBN
9781250763426
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Strong Language , Language: Infrequent Use , Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Alcohol Abuse , Violence: Suicide Reference/Discussion , Sexual Content: Reference/Discussion
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Edited by The Bronx Is Reading founder Saraciea J. Fennell and featuring an all-star cast of Latinx contributors, Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed is a ground-breaking anthology that will spark dialogue and inspire hope.

In Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed, bestselling and award-winning authors as well as up-and-coming voices interrogate the different myths and stereotypes about the Latinx diaspora. These fifteen original pieces delve into everything from ghost stories and superheroes, to memories in the kitchen and travels around the world, to addiction and grief, to identity and anti-Blackness, to finding love and speaking your truth. Full of both sorrow and joy, Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed is an essential celebration of this rich and diverse community.

The bestselling and award-winning contributors include Elizabeth Acevedo, Cristina Arreola, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Naima Coster, Natasha Diaz, Saraciea J. Fennell, Kahlil Haywood, Zakiya Jamal, Janel Martinez, Jasminne Mendez, Meg Medina, Mark Oshiro, Julian Randall, Lilliam Rivera, and Ibi Zoboi.

Contributor bios. 

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Strong Language , Language: Infrequent Use , Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Alcohol Abuse , Violence: Suicide Reference/Discussion , Sexual Content: Reference/Discussion

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

272

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 2/5"

Dewey

810.8

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Feb 2022

Book Genres

Narrative Nonfiction

Topics

Hispanic and Latino American authors. Essays. Latinx diaspora. Identity. Culture. Coming of age. Memories. Stereotypes. Emigration and immigration.

 


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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up-A collection of 15 incisive entries by authors from the Latinx diaspora that will resonate with readers long after the last page is turned. The authors featured hail from Panama, Haiti, Mexico, Cuba, and more, and the topics covered include family identity, grief, immigration, and irreparable loss. The heartbreaking essays delve into the racism that exists against Afro-Latinxs, the desire to seek acceptance from those who will never give it, the pursuit of a past that is now only accessible through memories, and the unbearable pressure of trying to keep one's mental health from shattering. Among the heartache, readers will also find inspiration to seek out who they are, accept and embrace their roots, push away the people and thoughts that are causing them harm, and control who they want to be. This anthology will help young people gain the confidence to use their own "wild tongues," gnash their sharp teeth, and liberate their fierce hearts. Short biographies about contributing authors, including Elizabeth Acevedo, Ibi Zoboi, and Julian Randall, are also included. VERDICT Unique, beautiful, and inspiring, this essay collection is a must-purchase for young adult collections in school and public libraries.-Selenia Paz

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up-A collection of 15 incisive entries by authors from the Latinx diaspora that will resonate with readers long after the last page is turned. The authors featured hail from Panama, Haiti, Mexico, Cuba, and more, and the topics covered include family identity, grief, immigration, and irreparable loss. The heartbreaking essays delve into the racism that exists against Afro-Latinxs, the desire to seek acceptance from those who will never give it, the pursuit of a past that is now only accessible through memories, and the unbearable pressure of trying to keep one's mental health from shattering. Among the heartache, readers will also find inspiration to seek out who they are, accept and embrace their roots, push away the people and thoughts that are causing them harm, and control who they want to be. This anthology will help young people gain the confidence to use their own "wild tongues," gnash their sharp teeth, and liberate their fierce hearts. Short biographies about contributing authors, including Elizabeth Acevedo, Ibi Zoboi, and Julian Randall, are also included. VERDICT Unique, beautiful, and inspiring, this essay collection is a must-purchase for young adult collections in school and public libraries.-Selenia Paz

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