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Educator Book Club

Founded in November 2019, the CLACX Educator Book Club gathers monthly throughout the year to critically consider the depiction of Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx cultures in children’s literature, and to discuss strategies for incorporating diverse books in the K-12 classroom.

Club members represent a variety of subject areas including English, Spanish, Math, English Language Learning, Counseling, and elementary education, and teach in K-12 schools local to Nashville and its surrounding counties.

Contact our Program Coordinator, Luisa Mattos, at for more information. 

Read along with us!
  • The Book of Lost Saints (Oct, 2023)
  • The Journey of Violeta (Aug/Sep,2023)
  • Solito: A Memoir (Aug/Sep, 2023)
So far, we’ve discussed…
  • Our Shadows Have Claws (Jun, 2023)
  • High Spirits (May, 2023)
  • Dark and Deepest Red (Apr, 2023)
  • The Fire Keeper’s Daughter (Mar, 2023)
  • The Door of No Return (Feb, 2023)
  • Cemetery Boys (Jan, 2023)
  • Postcolonial Love Poems (Dec, 2022)
  • Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna
  • Enrique’s Journey
  • The Last Cuentista
  • Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From 
  • Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed 
  • When We Make It
  • Gods of Jade and Shadow
  • Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass
  • Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World
  • Land of the Cranes
  • Land of the Open Graves
  • The Circuit
  • Furia
  • The Book of Unknown Americans
  • Efren Divided
  • Dear Haiti, Love Alaine
  • Clap When You Land
  • Mexican Gothic
  • Beast Rider
  • Echo
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
  • The Other Half of Happy
  • Mexican Whiteboy
  • Firefly Letters
  • With the Fire on High
  • Out of Darkness
  • I’m Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
  • The Poet X

Want to borrow a book? Check out our free Lending Library for educators!