LRDB | Book of the Month | March 2013

Women Warriors of the Afro-Latina Diaspora By: Dr. Marta Moreno Vega, Marinieves Alba and Yvette Modestin is comprised of eleven essays and four poems in which Latina women of African descent share their stories. The collection is a fascinating look at the legacy of more than 400 years of African enslavement in the Americas. The […]

LRDB | Book of the Month | February 2013

The 150th Anniversary of The Emancipation Proclamation & DIE FREE by Cheryl Wills “Die Free is a compelling American story. As Cheryl Wills traces the life of her forefathers and foremothers, she traces a critical part of American history that puts in perspective where we have come from to get to where we are.” -Rev. […]

LRDB | Book of the Month | October 2012

          This anthology presents the wide spectrum of poetry, poetic prose and fiction produced from 1980-2012 by 46 Puerto Rican women writers in New York. Some write in English, others in Spanish and a few of them write in both languages. The book also includes biographies of the writers, documenting their […]

LRDB | Book of the Month | September 2012

Charles Rice-González, born in Puerto Rico and reared in the Bronx, is a writer, long-time community and LGBT activist and Executive Director of BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance.  He received a B.A. in Communications from Adelphi University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Goddard College.  His debut novel, Chulito, was released in October 2011, and […]

LRDB | Book of the Month | August 2012

    Peggy Robles-Alvarado is a Puerto Rican and Dominican educator and writer who inspires triumph and embodies strength. Her incredible rhythmic energy paired with her “raw truth style” has seduced audiences with verses relating to identity, sensuality and spirituality and has made her the recipient of the 2012 “Mujeres Destacadas Award,” a recognition given […]