So, the American Dirt scandal has all the hens and roosters clucking. Even a few foxes. The publisher has tried to address the situation (though the letter goes off the rails) and has cancelled the book tour citing safety concerns. What a time to be alive. That says, the Guardian takes a highroad stance and offers an article on books you SHOULD read to understand Latinx culture.
I believe the publishing industry made a profound mistake publishing Jeanine Cummins’s wannabe narco-novel American Dirt. While we wait for the industry to change, here’s what to read if you really want to understand Latinx culture.