Our mission is to spotlight the contribution of #ownvoices Latinx stories and Latinx creators in the evolving canon of children's literature and celebrate the diversity of voice, experience, and power in our communities.
Las Musas have come together, in an unprecedented effort, to amplify and support our work so that it is clear that there is, in fact, room for all of our stories and that they only begin to scratch the surface of what represents the Latinx community. We believe our alliance will help lift every single voice in solidarity and will provide a broader understanding of Latinx diversity to young readers thereby building a more just and empathic world.
Our collective includes Hilda Burgos, Jennifer J.C. Cervantes, Tami Charles, Ann Davila Cardinal, Natasha Davis, Mia Garcia, Isabel Ibañez Davis, Tehlor Kay Mejia, Ana Meriano, Nina Moreno, Maya Motayne, Claribel Ortega, Emma Otheguy, Kristina Perez, Laura Pohl, Nonieqa Ramos, Michelle Ruiz Keil, Yamile Saied Méndez, and Aida Salazar.
It is such a great time to be in community with all of these authors!