Gina Montaner (La Habana, Cuba, 1960) Periodista y novelista. Ha vivido entre España y Estados Unidos desde su salida de Cuba. Licenciada en Literatura Iberoamericana en Barnard, Columbia University, Nueva York. Desde hace más de veinte años publica una columna semanal en periódicos de Estados Unidos y Latinoamérica, entre ellos El Nuevo Herald. Su columna “Zona franca” aparece cada semana en El Mundo y elmundo.es. Colabora habitualmente con el programa radial “LD Libros” (Libertad Digital). Trabajó como productora de informativos en CNN+ (Madrid), y actualmente está a cargo de proyectos especiales para la cadena Telemundo (Canal 51) en Miami. Por su trabajo ha recibido ocho premios Emmy. En 2006 coordinó y prologó el libro colectivo Un día sin inmigrantes, publicado por Grijalbo. Dio a conocer, en 2009, la novela La mala fama (Grijalbo). Conversa con su padre, el escritor Alberto Montaner.
Sy Montgomery is a naturalist, documentary scriptwriter, and author of 31 nonfiction books for adults and children, including The Hummingbirds’ Gift; The Soul of an Octopus, and the memoir The Good Good Pig, which was a New York Times bestseller. After spending a day at falconer Nancy Cowan’s farm, home to a dozen magnificent birds of prey, Montgomery started a deep love affair with hawks. Cowan allowed her to work with Jazz, a feisty, 4-year-old female Harris’s hawk with a wingspan of more than 4 feet. Jazz – not a pet but a fierce predator – was willing to work with a human to hunt. When Jazz swept down and landed on Montgomery’s leather-gloved fist, she fell under the hawk’s spell. Over the next few years, she spent time with these creatures, getting to know their abilities and instincts. They are deeply emotional, quick to anger and frustration, and can hold a grudge for years. But they are also loyal and keenly aware of their surroundings. The Hawk’s Way: Encounters with Fierce Beauty (Atria Books), illustrated with 16 pages of color photographs, reveals the wondrous world of hawks and what they can teach us about nature, life, and love.
Thurston Moore is a musician, writer, publisher, record label owner, and the founder of Sonic Youth. Currently, he performs and records solo, with various ensembles, and with his band, The Thurston Moore Group. He has worked with Yoko Ono, John Zorn, Bobby Gillespie, David Toop, Cecil Taylor, Faust, Glenn Branca, and many others. Alongside his various activities in the music world, he is involved with publishing and poetry and teaches writing at The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. He is at work on his forthcoming memoir Sonic Life. Moore and his wife, Eva Prinz, operate the publishing company Ecstatic Peace Library, as well as the independent record label The Daydream Library Series.
Alan Moore was born in Northampton, England, and has lived there ever since. Widely regarded as the best and most influential writer in the history of comics, his seminal works include From Hell, Lost Girls, and The League of Extraordinary Gentleman. He is also the author of the bestselling novel Jerusalem. Illuminations: Stories (Bloomsbury Publishing) is Moore’s first short story collection – in which he presents a series of wildly different and unforgettable characters – spans 40 years of work. In “A Hypothetical Lizard,” two concubines in a brothel of fantastical specialists fall in love with tragic ramifications. In “Not Even Legend,” a paranormal study group is infiltrated by one of the otherworldly beings they seek to investigate. In the title story, a nostalgic older man decides to visit a seaside resort from his youth and finds the past close at hand. And in the novella “What We Can Know About Thunderman,” which charts the surreal and Kafkaesque history of the comics industry’s major players over the last 75 years, Moore reveals the dark, beating heart of the superhero business.
James Fujinami Moore
James Fujinami Moore’s work has appeared in Barrow Street’s 4x2, The Brooklyn Rail, Guesthouse, The Margins, the Pacifica Literary Review, and Prelude. The collection indecent hours (Four Way Books) is his first. For Moore, the past is never past. In this brutal debut, sensual, political, and imagined worlds collide, tracing a history of diaspora and trauma that asks: What do we do in the aftermath of violence, and why do we long to inflict it? Moore’s poems trace over intimate details with surprising humor, fierce eroticism, and a restless eye, from Vegas boxing rings and the heated sands of Manzanar to the scrolling horrors of a Facebook feed.
Pamela Mordecai is a poet, novelist, storyteller, playwright, and children’s writer. Born and raised in Jamaica, her family immigrated to Canada in 1994. She has published eight collections of poetry, five children’s books, and a collection of short fiction, Pink Icing. Her debut novel, Red Jacket, was shortlisted for one of Canada’s top prizes for literary fiction. Her previous poetry collection, de book of Joseph, completes her New Testament trilogy in Jamaican patois. She also has written a play for children, El Numero Uno or the Pig from Lopinot. A Fierce Green Place: New and Selected Poems (New Directions) brings together 30-plus years of Mordecai’s work. It’s a voice that speaks in a vibrant mix of Jamaican Creole with standard English, profanity, and reverence with dub and blues, the oral and vernacular, with metrical virtuosity. The collection draws from her acclaimed first collection Journey Poem published in 1989, and includes the moving elegy for her murdered brother in the true blue of islands, the stories of freed slaves in subversive sonnets, and her dazzling reimaginings of biblical stories.
Luis Alberto Moreno
Luis Alberto Moreno (Filadelfia, Estados Unidos, 1953) Diplomático, periodista y hombre de negocios. Ha dedicado gran parte de su vida a los temas de desarrollo socioeconómico de América Latina. Fue ministro de Desarrollo Económico de Colombia, embajador en Estados Unidos por siete años y presidente del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) entre el 2005 y el 2020. Ha promovido el trabajo público y privado como eje central para enfrentar los grandes desafíos de nuestros tiempos como lo son el cambio climático y el medio ambiente, la tecnología y la innovación, entre otros. Moreno propone en ¡Vamos!, (Penguin Random House), siete ideas para lograr una América Latina próspera y justa.
Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of Velvet Was the Night, Mexican Gothic, Gods of Jade, Shadow, and many other books. She has won the Locus and British Fantasy awards for her work as a novelist and the World Fantasy Award as an editor. In her historical science fiction novel The Daughter of Doctor Moreau (Del Rey), we meet Carlota Moreau, a young woman growing up on a distant and luxuriant estate, safe from the conflict of the Yucatán peninsula. She is the only daughter of a researcher who is either a genius or a madman. Montgomery Laughton is an overseer with a tragic past and a propensity for alcohol. He’s an outcast who assists Dr. Moreau with his experiments, financed by the Lizaldes, owners of magnificent haciendas and plentiful coffers. And then there are The Hybrids: The fruits of the doctor’s labor, destined to obey their creator blindly and remain in the shadows. It’s a motley group of part human, part animal monstrosities. All of them live in a perfectly balanced and static world. But the arrival of Eduardo Lizalde, the charming and careless son of Dr. Moreau’s patron, will unwittingly begin a dangerous chain reaction between passion and secrets.
Caridad Moro-Gronlier is the author of Tortillera (TRP 2021) – winner of The TRP Southern Poetry Breakthrough Series: Florida and recipient of a 2022 Eric Hoffer Book Award Honorable Mention, 2022 Eric Hoffer Award Grand Prize Short List honor, 2022 First Horizon Award Finalist honor, and 2022 International Latino Book Award Honorable Mention – and Visionware (Finishing Line Press 2009). She is also a contributing editor for Grabbed: Poets and Writers Respond to Sexual Assault (Beacon Press, 2020) and an associate editor for SWWIM Every Day, the blog of Supporting Women Writers in Miami. She resides in Miami with her family.
Paul W. Morris
Paul W. Morris is the former director of literary programs at PEN America and vice president of The Authors Guild. He has held editorial positions at Viking Penguin, Tricycle, and several other publishers and magazines. From 2004 to 2011, he was general manager of Bomb Magazine, where he oversaw digital strategy, cultural programming, and marketing. His writing has appeared in several anthologies. He sits on advisory councils for the National Book Foundation, the Brooklyn Book Festival, and Lit Crawl NYC.
Janet Morrison is the BBC Award-winning radio playwright of The Fisherman (2012), and the writer, producer, and director of the short feature Silent Hearts (2016), a JAFTA Propella Winner. In 2015 she won the Jean D’Costa Award at the Lignum Vitae Writing Awards with her collection of short stories, A Different Me A Better You. They were subsequently published by Blue Banyan Books and shortlisted at the 2021 Bocas Literary Festival. Morrison hopes that the heroes in the stories, who are children with disabilities, will help to empower any child who feels they are somehow different from others.
Maika Moulite is a Ph.D. student in Howard University’s communication, culture and media studies program, where her research focuses on representation in media and its impact on marginalized groups. She is the co-author – with her sister, Maritza Moulite – of the YA novels The Summer I Ate the Rich, One of the Good Ones, and Dear Haiti, Love Alaine. She and her sister are also contributors to the YA cross-genre monster anthology Our Shadows Have Claws: 15 Latin American Monster Stories (Algonquin Young Readers). From zombies and cannibals to death incarnate, Our Shadows Have Claws offers something for every monster lover. A quick-witted slayer hunts bloodthirsty vampires; “el viejo de la bolsa” steals children from their beds while a military dictatorship steals their parents; and anyone you love, anyone, might be a shapeshifter. This collection reflecting Latin America and its diaspora offers bold, imaginative stories of oppression, grief, sisterhood, first love, and empowerment, and includes contributions from Chantel Acevedo, Courtney Alameda, Julia Alvarez, Ann Dávila Cardinal, Racquel Marie, Gabriela Martins, Yamile Saied Méndez, Claribel A. Ortega, Amparo Ortiz, M. García Peña, Lilliam Rivera, Jenny Torres Sanchez, Ari Tison, and Alexandra Villasante.
Maritza Moulite graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s in women’s studies, the University of Southern California with a master’s in journalism, and she’s currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Pennsylvania exploring ways to improve literacy in under-resourced communities. She has worked in various capacities for NBC News, CNN, and USA Today and is the co-author – with her sister, Maika Moulite – of the YA novels The Summer I Ate the Rich, One of the Good Ones, and Dear Haiti, Love Alaine. She and her sister are also contributors to the YA cross-genre monster anthology Our Shadows Have Claws: 15 Latin American Monster Stories (Algonquin Young Readers). From zombies and cannibals to death incarnate, Our Shadows Have Claws offers something for every monster lover. A quick-witted slayer hunts bloodthirsty vampires; “el viejo de la bolsa” steals children from their beds while a military dictatorship steals their parents; and anyone you love, anyone, might be a shapeshifter. This collection reflecting Latin America and its diaspora offers bold, imaginative stories of oppression, grief, sisterhood, first love, and empowerment, and includes contributions from Chantel Acevedo, Courtney Alameda, Julia Alvarez, Ann Dávila Cardinal, Racquel Marie, Gabriela Martins, Yamile Saied Méndez, Claribel A. Ortega, Amparo Ortiz, M. García Peña, Lilliam Rivera, Jenny Torres Sanchez, Ari Tison, and Alexandra Villasante.
Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D.
Siddhartha Mukherjee is the author of The New York Times bestseller The Gene: An Intimate History; The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in general nonfiction; and The Laws of Medicine. He is also an associate professor of medicine at Columbia University and a cancer physician and researcher. The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human (Scribner) begins in the late 1600s, when an English polymath, Robert Hooke, and an eccentric Dutch cloth merchant, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, looked through their handmade microscopes. What they saw introduced a radical concept that swept through biology and medicine: Complex living organisms are assemblages of tiny, self-contained, self-regulating units. Our organs, our physiology, and our selves are built from these compartments, which Hooke named “cells.” Reframing the human body as a cellular ecosystem marked the birth of a new kind of medicine based on manipulating cells, and here Mukherjee tells the story of how scientists discovered cells, began understanding them, and are now using that knowledge to create new humans.
Alberto Muller (La Habana, Cuba, 1939) Escritor y periodista. Reside en Miami. Desde los primeros momentos se opuso al gobierno antidemocrático establecido en Cuba en 1959. Ha publicado, entre otros, Monólogo con Yolanda (novela), Todos heridos por el Norte y por el Sur (cuentos), Retos del periodismo (periodismo) y Por qué Fidel abandonó al Che (investigación). En ¡Pobre Cuba! Mis memorias, Ediciones Universal, 2022, libro que comparte con el público de Miami, hace un recuento de su vida, consagrada desde muy joven a lograr la libertad de su país.
Manuel Muñoz is the author of two previous collections and a novel. He has received a Whiting Award and three O. Henry Awards and has appeared in Best American Short Stories. The stories in The Consequences (Graywolf Press) are mostly set in the 1980s in the small towns surrounding Fresno. In them, Muñoz depicts the Mexican and Mexican American farmworkers who put food on our tables and are regularly and ruthlessly rounded up by “la migra” – their quotidian struggles, and the immense challenges faced by their families. The messy and sometimes violent realities navigated by his characters – straight and gay, immigrant and American-born, young and old – are tempered by moments of surprising, tender care: Two young women meet on a bus to Los Angeles to retrieve husbands who must find their way back from the border after being deported; a gay couple plans a housewarming party that reveals buried class tensions; a teenage mother slips out to a carnival where she encounters the father of her child; the foreman of a crew of fruit pickers finds a dead body and is subsequently, perhaps literally, haunted. In The Consequences, obligations can shape, support, and sometimes derail us.
Dwyer Murphy is a writer, editor, and editor-in-chief of CrimeReads, Literary Hub’s crime fiction vertical and a popular destination for thriller readers. He practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York City and served as editor of Columbia Law Review. His writing has appeared in The Common, Rolling Stone, Guernica, The Paris Review Daily, Electric Literature, and other publications. After leaving behind the comforts and the shackles of a prestigious law firm, a restless attorney makes ends meet by picking up odd jobs from a colorful assortment of clients. When a mysterious woman named Anna Reddick turns up at his apartment with $10,000 in cash and asks him to track down her missing husband, an antiquarian bookseller, he trusts it will be a quick and easy case. But then the real Anna Reddick lands on his doorstep with a few bones to pick – and he knows he’s out of his depth. Immersed in the worlds of literature and bookselling, An Honest Living (Viking) is a story of artistic ambition, obsession, and the small crimes we commit against one another every day.
Ryan Murphy is the director of Four Way Books. He is the author of three collections of poetry: Millbrook, The Redcoats, and Down with the Ship. He has received grants and awards from the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Chelsea Magazine, the Fund for Poetry, and the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Sabina Murray grew up in Australia and the Philippines and is currently a member of the MFA faculty at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is the author of Tales of the New World, A Carnivore’s Inquiry, Forgery, Valiant Gentlemen, and The Caprices, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. In The Human Zoo (Grove Press), Filipino American Christina “Ting” Klein travels from New York to Manila to escape her imminent divorce and to start research for a biography of Timicheg, an indigenous Filipino taken to America at the start of the 20th century to be exhibited as part of a “human zoo.” It has been a year since Ting’s last visit and since Procopio “Copo” Gumboc swept the elections and took power as president. Arriving unannounced at her aunt’s aristocratic home, Ting quickly falls into upper-class Manila life. As the days pass, she witnesses modern Filipino society languishing under Gumboc’s terrifying reign. To make her way, she must consider the aristocratic traditions of her extended family while tempering her stance toward a regime her loved ones are struggling to survive. Still, Ting soon finds herself personally confronted by the horrifying realities of Gumboc’s power.
Tom Mustill is a naturalist turned filmmaker and writer. His collaborations with Greta Thunberg and Sir David Attenborough have won dozens of international awards; been presented at the U.N. and at the 2021 U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26); gone viral (70M+ views); and been shared by heads of state, the WHO, and Guns ‘N’ Roses. Having survived a humpback whale crashing into his kayak, Mustill turned to his experience as a naturalist and wildlife filmmaker to investigate human-whale interactions around the world. In the process, he met two tech entrepreneurs who wanted to use artificial intelligence – originally designed to translate human languages – to discover patterns in the conversations of animals and decode them. As he embarked on a journey into animal eavesdropping technologies, Mustill found that technologies developed to explore our languages are being focused on nature. From 17th-century Dutch inventors to the cutting edge work of Silicon Valley, How to Speak Whale: A Voyage into the Future of Animal Communication (Grand Central Publishing) examines the attempt at decoding animal communications. Whales, with their giant brains, strong voices, and long, highly social lives, offer one of the most realistic opportunities for this to happen. But what would the consequences of such human-animal interaction be?
Eileen Myles’ books include For Now (an essay/talk about writing), Afterglow (a dog memoir), I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems, and Chelsea Girls. The Trip, their super-8 puppet road film, can be seen on YouTube. Pathetic Literature (Grove Press) is a global anthology of pieces from lesser-known classics by luminaries like Franz Kafka, Samuel R. Delany, and Gwendolyn Brooks to up-and-coming writers that examine pathos and feeling, giving a well-timed rehab to the word “pathetic.” It’s an exuberant collection of pieces ranging from poetry to theater to prose to something in between, all of which explore those so-called “pathetic” or sensitive feelings around which lives are built and revolutions are incited. Myles first reclaimed “pathetic” for a seminar they taught, rescuing it from derision and restoring its original meaning of inspiring emotion or feeling from the Ancient Greek rhetorical method of pathos. The anthology includes 106 contributors, encompassing titans of global literature like Robert Walser, Jorge Luis Borges, Rumi, and Brooks; queer icons and revolutionaries like Dodie Bellamy, Bob Flanagan, and Delany; and writers on the rise including Nicole Wallace, Precious Okoyomon, and Will Farris.
Moisés Naím (Trípoli, Libia, 1952) Escritor y columnista venezolano. Dirigió entre 1996 y 2010 la revista Foreign Policy y, desde 2011, presenta Efecto Naím, un programa semanal de televisión sobre temas internacionales que se transmite en decenas de países por la cadena de televisión colombiana NTN24. Colabora en prestigiosos medios internacionales como The Atlantic (Estados Unidos), El País (España), Reforma (México) o La Repubblica (Italia). En reconocimiento a su labor periodística, en 2011 recibió el Premio Ortega y Gasset. Ha publicado los libros Ilícito (Debate, 2007) y El fin del poder (Debate, 2013). Naím trae a la feria su nuevo libro: La revancha de los poderosos: Cómo los autócratas están reinventando la política en el siglo XX, publicado por el sello Debate de Penguin Random House en 2021.
Cleyvis Natera was born in the Dominican Republic; she migrated to the United States when she was 10 years old and grew up in New York City. She holds a B.A. from Skidmore College and an MFA from New York University. Her debut, Neruda on the Park: A Novel (Ballantine Books), introduces readers to the Guerreros, who have lived in Nothar Park, a predominantly Dominican part of New York City, for 20 years. So when demolition begins on a neighboring tenement, Eusebia, an elder of the community, takes matters into her own hands by devising an increasingly dangerous series of schemes to stop the construction of the luxury condos. Meanwhile, Eusebia’s daughter, Luz, a rising associate at a top Manhattan law firm, becomes distracted by a torrid romance with the handsome white developer at the company her mother so vehemently opposes. While Luz’s father, Vladimir, secretly designs their retirement home in the Dominican Republic, mother and daughter collide, ramping up tensions to a near-fatal climax. Neruda on the Park weaves a rich and vivid tapestry of a community and the sacrifices we make to protect what we love most.
Ana Navarro was born in Nicaragua and immigrated to the United States in 1980 at the age of 8. She is a political strategist and commentator with expertise on Latin American, Florida, and Hispanic issues. She also has vast expertise in supporting losing, but principled, Republican candidates. Navarro was the national Hispanic co-chair for John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign, has advised numerous federal and state campaigns in Florida and nationally, and is one of the leading Hispanic (and long-suffering) Republican political voices in the U.S. She provides political commentary on CNN and Telemundo and is a co-host of ABC’s The View, where her appearances reflect her reputation for honest, blunt commentary and speaking truth to power. She lives in Miami with her high-maintenance Hispanic husband, has no children, and her houseplants tend to die. She maintains no hobbies or activities that require significant attention span or physical exertion.
Brenda Navarro (Ciudad de México, México, 1982) Narradora, periodista, socióloga y economista. Vive en Madrid. Ha sido coordinadora de programas literarios, redactora, guionista, reportera y editora. Casas vacías, su primera novela, editada por Sexto Piso, se alzó con el XLII Premio Tigre Juan y fue publicada en siete idiomas. Su segunda novela es Ceniza en la boca, también aparecida bajo el sello Sexto Piso en el presente año. En esta obra, Navarro desarrolla una historia de separaciones y abandonos, de pérdidas e iniciación a la vida en que también se abordan cuestiones como la desigualdad, la xenofobia y el desarraigo.
Kevin Nealon is an American comedian and actor. He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1995, had roles in several Happy Madison films, played Doug Wilson on the Showtime series Weeds, and is currently a touring stand-up comedian. Kevin also hosts his hit interview series Hiking with Kevin on his YouTube channel, with new episodes returning in fall 2022. Nealon also happens to be a talented caricature artist. In I Exaggerate: My Brushes with Fame (Abrams), he shares original full-color caricatures and funny, endearing personal essays about his famous friends. Alongside his portraits and doodles from script margins and cocktail napkins, Nealon takes readers through his memories of everything from the set of Saturday Night Live and his idolization of James Taylor, to the eulogy he gave at his dear friend Garry Shandling’s funeral. The long and wildly diverse list of subjects includes Buzz Aldrin, Jennifer Aniston, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Humphrey Bogart, Kurt Cobain, Whitney Houston, Peyton Manning, Freddie Mercury, Robert Plant, the Pointer Sisters, Prince, and Robin Williams.
GennaRose Nethercott is a writer and folklorist. Her first book, The Lumberjack’s Dove, was a winner of the National Poetry Series. She is also the lyricist of the song collection Modern Ballads and the interactive Lianna Fled the Cranberry Bog: A Story in Cootie Catchers, among other projects. She tours nationally and internationally performing strange tales (sometimes with puppets in tow) and composing poems-to-order for strangers on an antique typewriter with her team The Traveling Poetry Emporium. In her debut novel, Thistlefoot (Anchor), Nethercott offers a reinterpretation of the myth of Baba Yaga. The Yaga siblings, Bellatine, a young woodworker, and Isaac, a wayfaring street performer and con artist, have been estranged since childhood, but reunite to receive an inheritance. Their bequest isn’t land or money, however, but a sentient hut on chicken legs. Moreover, Thistlefoot, as the house is called, arrived from the Yaga ancestral home in Russia followed by a sinister figure, the Longshadow Man, bearing violent secrets from the past. As brother and sister embark with Thistlefoot on a final tour of their family’s traveling theater show, the Longshadow Man follows them, seeding destruction in his wake. Ultimately, time, magic, and legacy must collide.
Sandra Newman is the author of the novels The Heavens, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and The Country of Ice Cream Star. Her writing has appeared in Harper’s and Granta, among other publications. The premise of Newman’s The Men (Grove Press) is that all people with a Y chromosome mysteriously disappear from the face of the earth. Deep in the California woods on an evening in late August, Jane Pearson is camping with her husband Leo and their 5-year-old son, Benjamin. At dusk, she drifts softly to sleep in a hammock strung outside the tent where Leo and Benjamin are preparing for bed. And it’s at that very moment that every single person with a Y chromosome vanishes around the world – doctors mid-surgery, drivers behind the wheel, men in arguments and acts of love, children, adults, and even fetuses are gone in an instant. After the Disappearance, Jane enters a world she barely recognizes. As people come together to rebuild depopulated industries and distribute scarce resources, she focuses on reuniting with an old college girlfriend, Evangelyne Moreau, leader of the Commensalist Party of America, a rising political force in this new world. Meanwhile, a video called “The Men” is broadcast online, showing the vanished men marching through barren, otherworldly landscapes. Is this just a hoax, or could it hold the key to the Disappearance?
Lesléa Newman is the author of 80 books for readers of all ages, including the memoirs-in-verse I Carry My Mother and I Wish My Father; the YA novel-in-verse October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard; and the picture books Here Is The World: A Year of Jewish Holidays, Gittel’s Journey: An Ellis Island Story, and As Babies Dream. In her bilingual children’s book Alicia and The Hurricane: A Story of Puerto Rico/Alicia Y El Huracán: Un cuento de Puerto Rico (Children’s Book Press), illustrated by Elizabeth Baez, Newman introduces us to Alicia. After snuggling into bed each night, Alicia listens to the big voices of the tiny coquí frogs that live all around Puerto Rico and sing her to sleep. Ko-kee, ko-kee, ko-kee, ko-kee. Then a terrible hurricane hits Puerto Rico, and Alicia and her family take refuge in a shelter. At bedtime, Alicia hears grown-ups snoring, babies crying, wind howling, and rain pounding. She cannot hear the song of the coquí. Are the little tree frogs safe? And will Alicia and her family find at home after the storm is over? Alicia and the Hurricane is a tender look at the resilience of people and native creatures whose lives have been disrupted by a natural disaster.