Dr. Sonia Alejandra Rodriguez received her Ph.D. in English from the Department of English at the University of California, Riverside. Her research introduces the “conocimiento narratives” as a way to read realist fiction within Latinx children’s and young adult literature. She is currently working on her book manuscript on this research and on her first middle grade fictional novel. Rodriguez is a contributor to the “Latin@s in Kid Lit” blog and is the moderator for the LatinxKidLit Instagram profile.
LatinxKidLit on Instragram is space dedicated to highlighting Latinx children’s and young adult literature. Each post includes a picture of the book cover, a brief summary and review, and when relevant, links to outside sources that relate to the topic/theme of the book. LatinxKidLit is meant to serve as a resource guide for anyone interested in learning more about the genre, anyone looking for diverse recommendations for young readers, and as a way to generate conversations about the genre.