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A Cup of Water Under My Bed is in bookstores now!

Buy the book. Come to a reading.
Hear the interviews. Read the reviews.
Academics: order your desk/exam copy.

Boston Globe: “Gorgeously written from start to finish, the book’s emotional heart is in the author’s childhood, and it reverberates through her adulthood.”

Kirkus: “Warm and thoughtful, Hernández writes with clear-eyed compassion about living, and redefining success, at the intersection of social, ethnic and racial difference. Personal storytelling at its most authentic and heartfelt.”

ColorLines asked about the 8 books that shaped the memoir.

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Join me on book tour!
Sept. 21 ~ Brooklyn Book Festival, Comadres booth
Sept. 26 ~ La Casa Azul in Manhattan, 6 pm
Sept. 27 ~ Las Comadres Conference, Brooklyn, 11am
Sept. 29 ~ Bluestockings in Manhattan, 7pm
~ with Bushra Rehman, author of Corona, coeditor of Colonize This!

In other news, NPR’s Code Switch published my commentary “Sexist Depictions of Latinas Aren’t Just a Hollywood Thing” about Sofia Vergara and her rotating rear end at the Emmys.

You can also read my reporting on the “kissing bug” disease, or Chagas, for TheAltantic.com, and learn how patient advocates and cardiologists are helping Latin American immigrants.