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PBL Freshman Cornerstone Town Hall
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PBL Freshman Cornerstone Town Hall
Amna Abdelbagi, Staff Reporter • May 24, 2024

It's finally that time of the year, the Cornerstone Town Hall that everyone has been waiting for! After all the ninth graders' hard work, students...

Bites on the Pike: Lost Dog Café
Community & Beyond
Bites on the Pike: Lost Dog Café
Clara Golner and Ilana HofferMay 24, 2024

Within the first moments of walking inside, the smell of tasty Italian food fills your nose. You look around at the art on the walls, listen...

Bites on the Pike: Ididos Coffee
Community & Beyond
Bites on the Pike: Idido's Coffee
Amna Abdelbagi, Staff Reporter • May 20, 2024

Only five minutes away from ACC, Idido’s Coffee should definitely be on your next “to-go” list! Idido’s Coffee is a cafe designed for...

Bites on the Pike: Ryu Izakaya
Community & Beyond
Bites on the Pike: Ryu Izakaya
Clara Golner and Ilana HofferMay 20, 2024

Ryu Izakaya is a small restaurant camouflaged among the many on Columbia Pike, but it is truly a hidden gem. When you walk inside, you are immediately...

Street Advocate Club
Clubs & Extras
Street Advocate Club
Cody Finnegan, Clara Golner, and Bella WeslowMay 20, 2024

One of ACC’s newer clubs is the Street Advocates Student Coalition (SASC), started by junior Cody Finnegan. The SASC’s mission is “to bring...

Book Nook: What to read for Hispanic Heritage Month

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The days between September 15 and October 15 every year are Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month, a time to honor the wide range of Hispanic and Latino cultures. In honor of the celebration, here are two books to read this month surrounding the culture.

The first book is a Mexican heritage-inspired fantasy novel, “The Sunbearer Trials,” by Aiden Thomas. Fans may recognize Thomas as the author of “Cemetery Boys,” a similar fantasy novel inspired by Hispanic heritage. “The Sunbearer Trials” features the main character Teo and a high-stakes competition in which the winner is celebrated as an icon among temples, and the loser is sacrificed. Teo never expected to be chosen, but now he must prove himself worthy against stronger enemies.

The second book is a nonfiction novel called “Finding Latinx: In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity” by Paola Ramos. An activist as well as journalist, Ramos explores the meaning behind the word Latinx and what it means to several different cultures. The novel explores intersectionality, identity, and the voice of Latino people in the media, leading readers to rethink what the words “American” and “Latino” mean.

Be sure to visit Penguin Random House’s Hispanic and Latino section for more recommendations and enjoy reading about Hispanic and Latino culture!

Sources:

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/the-read-down/hispanic-heritage-month/

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55878999-the-sunbearer-trials

https://www.amazon.com/Finding-Latinx-Search-Redefining-Identity/dp/1984899090

https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/53710122

About the Contributor
Clara Golner
Clara Golner, Staff Reporter
Clara is currently a junior at Arlington Tech and enjoys writing all sorts of things— short stories, longer stories, or articles for the newspaper— as well as reading, playing video games, exercising, or drawing (not very well, but nobody has to know that).