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Contemporary Latino and Latina Authors and Books

A guide to contemporary literature and poetry written by Latinx authors in the United States.

Latino? Latinx? Latine?


Latinx (noun):  A person of Latin American origin or descent (used as a gender-neutral or non-binary alternative to Latino or Latina)


The term Latinx began appearing online in the early 21st century as a gender-neutral alternative to the term Hispanic. Hispanic encompasses people from all Spanish-speaking countries, including Spain. While Latino has been used instead when speaking of those with Latin American roots, the -o at the end of the word denotes a male gendered person. 

More recently the term Latine has gained popularity as a gender-neutral term that is easier to pronounce than Latinx.




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