Today I’m bringing really exciting news! Latinx heritage month is almost here and I’m really happy to share with you that the Latinx Book Bingo is officially coming back for round five! This year the readathon is going to be hosted by Paola, Cande and me.
The Latinx book bingo will take place from September 15 to October 15, which is when we celebrate Latinx Heritage Month. The goal of the readathon is to highlight books written by Latinx authors.
The aim of the bingo is to read as many Latinx books as you can, guided by the prompts on the bingo board. You can also try to get a bingo (read all prompts on a single line or row — you can read horizontally, vertically, and diagonally), but it’s not necessary, we just hope you read some Latinx reads during this month.
This year we are super excited to have a group book, which is Burn Down, Rise Up by Vincent Tirado, a YA Horror book written by a nonbinary, Afro-Latine author. This book is described as Stranger Things meets Get Out and it’s Sapphic.
For over a year, the Bronx has been plagued by sudden disappearances that no one can explain. Sixteen-year-old Raquel does her best to ignore it. After all, the police only look for the white kids. But when her crush Charlize’s cousin goes missing, Raquel starts to pay attention—especially when her own mom comes down with a mysterious illness that seems linked to the disappearances.
Raquel and Charlize team up to investigate, but they soon discover that everything is tied to a terrifying urban legend called the Echo Game. The game is rumored to trap people in a sinister world underneath the city, and the rules are based on a particularly dark chapter in New York’s past. And if the friends want to save their home and everyone they love, they will have to play the game and destroy the evil at its heart—or die trying.
If you want up-to-date information, or to participate challenges and reading sprints, follow @LatinxBookBingo on Twitter or @LatinxBookBingo on Instagram. You can use the #LatinxBookBingo hashtag for all your related tweets and posts and we will be retweeting and sharing on our platforms.
- We will also do a liveshow on October 16 at 8 pm EST where we will talk about the group book. It will be on Paola’s channel.
- There will be weekly Instagram challenges, which will be announced on our Instagram account (@LatinxBookBingo)
- There will be reading sprints every Tuesday during the readathon on Paola’s channel: