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Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed (Digital Audiobook)

15 Voices from the Latinx Diaspora

By Saraciea J. Fennell, Avi Roque (Narrator), Elizabeth Acevedo (Narrator), Frankie Corzo (Narrator), Ibi Zoboi (Narrator), Janel Martinez (Narrator), Jasminne Mendez (Narrator), Julian Randall (Narrator), Khalil Haywood (Narrator), Lilliam Rivera (Narrator), Natasha Diaz (Narrator), Saraciea J. Fennell (Narrator), Zakiya N. Jamal (Narrator)

Publication Date: November 1, 2021

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (11/2/2021)
Library Binding, Large Print (1/26/2022)

September/October 2021 Kids Indie Next List

“An excellent collection. Each essay feels both incredibly personal and deeply honest. I loved getting to know authors new to me, as well as new layers to authors whose books I’ve read many times before.”
— Cecilia Cackley, East City Bookshop, Washington, DC
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A Most Anticipated Book (Refinery29, HipLatina, Publishers Weekly, Latino Book Review, and more)!

Edited by The Bronx Is Reading founder Saraciea J. Fennell and featuring an all-star cast of Latinx contributors, Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed is a ground-breaking anthology that will spark dialogue and inspire hope.

In Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed, bestselling and award-winning authors as well as up-and-coming voices interrogate the different myths and stereotypes about the Latinx diaspora. These fifteen original pieces delve into everything from ghost stories and superheroes, to memories in the kitchen and travels around the world, to addiction and grief, to identity and anti-Blackness, to finding love and speaking your truth. Full of both sorrow and joy, Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed is an essential celebration of this rich and diverse community.

The bestselling and award-winning contributors include Elizabeth Acevedo, Cristina Arreola, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Naima Coster, Natasha Diaz, Saraciea J. Fennell, Kahlil Haywood, Zakiya Jamal, Janel Martinez, Jasminne Mendez, Meg Medina, Mark Oshiro, Julian Randall, Lilliam Rivera, and Ibi Zoboi.

A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books

"A tremendously thought-provoking (re)construction of Latinx experiences." -- Kirkus