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Latino Book Review

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Corpus Christi, TX   |  https://www.latinobookreview.com

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Latino Book Review

EIN: 84-2991745


Mission

Our mission at Latino Book Review is to amplify the diverse voices of the Latinx community by providing a platform for literary works that celebrate our culture, history, and experiences. Through our commitment to excellence in literary criticism and thoughtful analysis, we strive to promote greater understanding, awareness, and appreciation of Latinx literature and its significance in shaping the literary landscape. We are dedicated to fostering a community of readers and writers who are passionate about storytelling, and to promoting a literary culture that reflects the richness and complexity of the Latinx experience.

Ruling year info

2019

Principal Officer

Gerald Padilla

Executive Director

Rossy Lima

Main address

2214 Cotton Club Dr

Corpus Christi, TX 78414 USA

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EIN

84-2991745

Subject area info

Arts and culture

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

People of Latin American descent

Multiracial people

Immigrants and migrants

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NTEE code info

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Latino Book Review is a multimedia platform working to address the need for greater visibility and representation of Latinx authors and literature in the literary world. The organization seeks to promote books written by Latinx authors or that deal with Latinx themes through book reviews, interviews, and research, providing a platform for these voices to be heard and recognized. Through its efforts, Latino Book Review aims to foster a more diverse and inclusive literary landscape, one that reflects the richness and complexity of Latinx culture and experience.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Empowering Latinx Authors

The mission of "Empowering Voices" is to uplift and celebrate the vibrant voices of Latinx writers and artists in the United States. Inspired by a vision of a more inclusive literary landscape, our program responds to the 2021 Government Accountability Office report, which highlighted that only 8% of published individuals identified as "Hispanic," followed by a subsequent 7% in 2022 that included both writers and editors. Latino Book Review is not just addressing a gap; it's cultivating a space where diverse stories flourish, writers thrive, and the literary world becomes a tapestry of inclusivity. Join us in our exciting endeavor to make a positive impact on the representation of Latinx voices in literature!

Population(s) Served
Low-income people
Artists and performers
People of Latin American descent
Academics
Multiracial people

This program features in-depth interviews with Latinx authors, providing listeners with an opportunity to hear directly from these writers about their inspirations, writing processes, and perspectives on their own works and the larger literary landscape. Latino Book Review Presents is an intimate and unfiltered conversation, which would help to create a sense of connection and community between the authors and their readers. By amplifying the voices of Latinx authors in this way, the program serves to promote greater understanding, appreciation, and awareness of Latino literature and its significance in shaping the cultural conversation.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers
Academics
People of Latin American descent
Indigenous peoples

Latino Book Review Magazine is a space that celebrates the diversity and creativity of Latino art and literature. By featuring a wide range of original works, including both established and emerging artists and writers, the magazine aims to showcase the breadth and depth of the Latinx cultural experience. The inclusion of art, poetry, fiction, essays, articles, and interviews helps contextualize these works within larger cultural and social conversations, and create a space for critical engagement and dialogue. Overall, Latino Book Review Magazine is be a vibrant and dynamic program that serves to promote greater understanding, appreciation, and celebration of Latinx art and literature. The magazine is available in print and digital formats.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers
Academics
People of Latin American descent
American Indians

Latino Literary Research Hub serves as a central hub of information and resources for scholars, researchers, and students interested in studying Latinx literature. Latino Literary Research Hub is a comprehensive and authoritative source of information, with a focus on providing access to databases, archives, and other research materials related to Latinx literature. By creating a centralized repository of information and resources, the program makes it easier for researchers to access and analyze information related to Latinx literature, and facilitate the exchange of ideas and knowledge across different academic disciplines. Overall, Latino Literary Research Hub is a valuable program that helps to advance the study and appreciation of Latino literature, and contributes to a more robust and diverse literary landscape.

Population(s) Served
American Indians
People of Latin American descent
Academics
Artists and performers

Lectores Unidos fosters a sense of community and collaboration around the shared goal of promoting literacy and reading in the Coastal Bend Region in Texas. The program aims to bring together readers of all ages and backgrounds, and provides opportunities for them to engage with Latinx literature through book presentations, workshops, and other events. By focusing on the Coastal Bend Area, the program also serves to promote greater awareness and appreciation of the unique cultural traditions and experiences of the Latinx community in this region. Overall, Lectores Unidos is a dynamic and inclusive program that helps to foster a love of reading and learning in the community, and encourages greater engagement with Latinx literature.

Population(s) Served
Working poor
Artists and performers
American Indians
Artists and performers
American Indians
Artists and performers
American Indians
Artists and performers
American Indians
Artists and performers
Academics

Our Cultural Literacy program's primary goal is to create a sense of cultural identity and
empowerment among Latinx readers and writers, while also fostering empathy among non-
Latinx populations. Central to our Cultural Literacy approach is the establishment of a carefully
curated repository of diverse Latinx literary works on our online web-database and print
magazine. These works are submitted by writers across the nation, serving as an invaluable
resource for learning and instruction about the Latinx experience.
Our second goal is to engage 350,000 readers and writers with culturally relevant content by
December 31, 2025, measured through Google Analytics metrics. Our success, demonstrated by
engaging over 241,469 readers and writers since 2016, is a testament to our commitment in
promoting Cultural Literacy. To achieve this, we have crafted a dynamic strategy anchored in
two key pillars: monthly literary submissions and strategic partnerships with academic
institutions a

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

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Holding steady

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Holding steady

Number of periodicals distributed

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Increasing

Number of media partnerships developed

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Increasing

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Related Program

Empowering Latinx Authors

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Other - describing something else

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Increasing

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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Other - describing something else

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Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Latino Book Review's goals are to promote and increase the visibility of Latinx literature and authors, provide a platform for the voices of Latinx writers to be heard, and contribute to a more diverse and inclusive literary landscape. The organization seeks to achieve these goals by reviewing books written by Latinx authors or that deal with Latinx themes, interviewing established and up-and-coming Latinx authors, providing resources for readers and writers, and engaging in advocacy efforts to promote greater representation and visibility for Latinx voices in the literary world. In addition, Latino Book Review aims to improve literacy rates and promote a love of reading by highlighting diverse and representative literature. Through its efforts, the organization hopes to foster greater understanding, empathy, and appreciation for Latinx culture and experience, while also contributing to the larger goal of promoting literacy and education.

1. Reviewing and promoting books written by Latinx authors or that deal with Latinx themes to increase their visibility and recognition in the literary world.

2. Providing resources and information to readers and writers, such as book lists, author profiles, and writing tips, to support and encourage the creation and dissemination of Latinx literature.

3. Engaging in advocacy efforts to promote greater representation and visibility of Latinx voices in the literary world, such as working with publishers and literary organizations to increase the number of books by Latinx authors and ensure that they are marketed and promoted effectively.

4. Building a community of readers and writers through social media, events, and collaborations to foster greater appreciation and understanding of Latinx literature and culture.

5. Promoting literacy and education by highlighting diverse and representative literature that can broaden readers' understanding of the world around them and promote empathy and understanding across cultures.

1. A team of experienced and dedicated reviewers and editors who are knowledgeable about Latinx literature and culture and can provide insightful and informed content about books by Latinx authors or that deal with Latinx themes.

2. Strong partnerships and collaborations with publishers, literary organizations, and other stakeholders in the literary world, which enable Latinx Book Review to promote greater representation and visibility of Latinx voices and literature.

3. A robust online presence, including a website and social media channels, that enables Latino Book Review to reach a wide audience and engage with readers and writers from around the world.

4. A commitment to promoting literacy and education through the promotion of diverse and representative literature, which helps to build a more informed and empathetic society.

5. A passion for promoting Latinx literature and culture, which drives the organization's efforts and enables it to make a meaningful impact in the literary world.

Latino Book Review has accomplished several important milestones in its efforts to promote and increase the visibility of Latinx literature and authors. Some of its accomplishments include:

1. Publishing hundreds of reviews of books by Latinx authors or that deal with Latinx themes, providing a platform for these voices to be heard and recognized.

2. Publishing a yearly journal for the past 5 years that includes original work by hundreds of artists, writers, and academics.

3. Publishing a yearly podcast, currently on its 3rd season, that features in-depth interviews with Latinx authors, providing listeners with an opportunity to hear directly from these writers about their inspirations, writing processes, and perspectives on their own works.

2. Providing resources and information to readers and writers, including databases, book lists, author profiles, and writing tips, to support and encourage the creation and dissemination of Latinx literature.

3. Engaging in advocacy efforts to promote greater representation and visibility of Latinx voices in the literary world, such as working with publishers and literary organizations to increase the number of books by Latinx authors and ensure that they are marketed and promoted effectively.

4. Building a community of readers and writers through social media, events, and collaborations, to foster greater appreciation and understanding of Latinx literature and culture.

Moving forward, Latino Book Review aims to continue its efforts to promote and increase the visibility of Latinx literature and authors, while also promoting literacy and education through the promotion of diverse and representative literature. Some of its next steps may include expanding its partnerships and collaborations, launching new initiatives to support writers and readers, and advocating for greater representation of Latinx voices in the literary world. By continuing its important work, Latino Book Review will help to build a more diverse, inclusive, and informed literary landscape.

Financials

Latino Book Review

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Latino Book Review

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $147
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $1,056
Expenses
Program Services $255
Administration $0
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $255

Latino Book Review

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $1,211
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $1,211

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Gerald Padilla

Executive Director

Rossy Lima

Experienced Translator with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Translation, Editing, Public Speaking, Creative Writing, and Spanish linguistics. Strong program builder with a Spanish Linguistics Ph.D. focused on Applied Linguistics from the University of Houston.

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Latino Book Review

Board of directors
as of 02/14/2024
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Board chair

Gerald Padilla

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/16/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Also Indigenous
Gender identity
Male

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

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Transgender Identity

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