This is very important to me. The domestic violence shelter where I volunteer has more Latina women than any other group. The Assistant Director is Latina and loved the original version of the book. Many Latina women are not fluent in English, so it would be great if I have a Latina pulling for me and my book!
Though the “big” publishers say they want mss. like this, Marketing Departments can kill sales because they don’t expect a big enough return on multicultural works. I say, this is part of what keeps minorities down. Low expectations. They won’t read or buy or borrow these books? I think they do and they will.
At least I have the freedom to pursue the path I choose. I hope you do, too.
Every woman, every person—deserves that freedom.