Minerva Laveaga Luna

Minerva Laveaga Luna is a Mexican writer, editor, and translator living in El Paso, TX. She has an MFA in Creative Writing by UTEP. She likes to write fiction in Spanish and nonfiction in English. She collects records and quotes. When she is at work, she is an Associate Professor at EPCC. Find her on Instagram at @minelalu.

How to Start an Intentional Book Collection

Some books come in and out of our lives, but what about the ones we keep? Here are some considerations for your permanent book collection.

Anthologies as Vehicles of Cultural Representation

Recent years have seen the emergence of anthologies curated with the intention of becoming vehicles of representation.

#TheNewLatinoBoom: The Rise of Literature Published in Spanish in the U.S.

On the rise of the New Latino Boom, a growing trend of literature published in Spanish in the U.S. in the 21st century.

Best Books on Grief: In Times of Loss, Go to the Literature

A collection of some of the best books on grief for adults, from Joan Didion’s moving The Year of Magical Thinking to new releases.

A New Role for Little Free Libraries

Taking a look at some of the helpers who are turning their Little Free Libraries into Little Free Pantries to help neighbors in need during the pandemic.

Books That Bring Us Together

On how books can be grounding during times of struggle and uncertainty.

How to Keep a Language Alive

A first-generation immigrant on the challenges of trying to keep a language alive, and two helpful books not intended as guides for parents on the struggle.