Quiz: Latinx Audiobook Picks by Kalima DeSuze, Owner of Cafe con Libros

In celebration of Latinx Heritage Month, we asked Kalima DeSuze–owner of Cafe con Libros in Brooklyn, NY–to help our listeners find their next Latinx-authored audiobook. Read on for more from Kalima, and take the quiz to find your next listen!


“As an intersectional feminist bookstore, it has always been important to [Cafe con Libros] to center the stories of womxn and femmes from around the globe.  The immigrant experience bonds us in a common struggle that plays out differently for each one of us based on racial, economic, and social status. Despite our differences, the commonality of otherness unites us and these books unabashedly set fire to systems of oppression while celebrating the resilience of what it means to be an immigrant womxn of the Latinx diaspora.”

Kalima DeSuze, owner of Cafe con Libros Bookstore


Image of Cafe con Libros bookstore in Brooklyn, with customers dining outside, and one customer exiting the store, wearing a mask.

“…these books unabashedly set fire to systems of oppression while celebrating the resilience of what it means to be an immigrant womxn of the Latinx diaspora.”

Kalima, owner of Cafe con Libros in Brooklyn, NY

Looking for more?

An image that reads "Audiobooks by Latinx Authors" and features several audiobook covers. Image links to a catalog of Latinx-authored audiobooks.
An image titled "Latinx-owned boosktores to supoprt" which lists latinx-owned bookstores. The image is linked to a directory of stores available on the Libro.fm blog.

Cafe con Libros (coffee with books) is an intersectional Feminist community bookstore and coffee shop in Brooklyn, NY. Through our choice of books, programming and great coffee, we endeavor to create a vibrant community space where everyone; specifically female-identified folx, feel centered, affirmed and celebrated. As an Afro-Latinx bookseller, it has been so important to honor my very intersectional existence through book choices that tell the Afro-Latinx diaspora's eperience.

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