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Author Ana Siqueira discussing the importance of Latinx voices in publishing with Raul A. Reyes for NBC News.

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“Ana Siqueira, author of the forthcoming picture book “Bella’s Recipe for Success,” was part of the group that organized Latinx Pitch for Kid-Lit. “Often it is hard for people in th eindustry to understand our culture and the way we write,” she said. Sometimes they say our stories are too Latinx, and then other times, they are not Latinx enough. They (publishers typically expect Latinx authors to write about immigration and struggling.”


Siqueira believes that it is important for young readers to see themselves in books. “When kids don’t see themselves in books, it makes them feel left out like they don’t matter, like they can never be a superhero or a princess or a king,” she said. “Books by diverse authors teach all children to respect each other, and help promote empathy and understanding. That’s good for everyone.”

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Ana Siqueira is the author of the forthcoming picture books, Bella’s Recipe for Success (which is available for Pre-Order Now!), If Your Babysitter is a Bruja, Cuando Tu Niñera Es Una Bruja, and more to be announced!

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Be sure to follow Ana on Twitter: @SraSiqueira1307 or Visit her website: https://anafiction.com/ana-siqueira/ and support her work by pre-ordering her books!

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