Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Seven novels about Americans of color living abroad

Ruth Minah Buchwald is an intern at Electric Literature.

She tagged seven novels about Americans of color living abroad, including:
Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros

Caramelo follows the Reyes’ family’s annual summer road trip from Chicago to Mexico City through the perspective of the youngest daughter and only girl, Lala. Lala’s problems range from dealing with six, rambunctious older brothers to living between borders, but those become minuscule when she discovers her misunderstanding of her grandmother’s life. Cisneros dissects storytelling, tradition, and family in her seventh book, published almost twenty years after The House on Mango Street.
Read about the other entries on the list at Electric Lit.

--Marshal Zeringue