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12 of the Best Books About South America to Add to Your Reading List
Some of the best book lists to write are the ones others ask for. In this case, a request for a book list like this list of must-read Latin American books , but for YA books. But putting together a list of Latin American YA books was much more challenging than it seemed for a number of reasons. First: this list does not include YA authors who identify as Latinx American. The list does not include, except in a rare case or two, Latin American YA titles where the story is about an immigrant reflecting upon their home country from the U. Second: very few books are translated in the YA category, and this seems especially the case with books written by Latin American authors who live in Latin America. The third—and perhaps most frustrating—aspect of putting this list of Latin American YA books together is the lack of specificity in YA literature more broadly.
Galeano explores in depth why a land so rich in mineral wealth remains a hotbed of raging poverty and ostentatious displays of wealth, exploring the colonial and modern influences of the Spanish, British and US forces and how this continent, like no other to quite the same extent, has been brutally exploited for its riches. The true story follows the years he spent in San Pedro and the prison tours he used to offer to travellers who would spend a day inside, and which even found their way into the Lonely Planet and Rough Guides to Bolivia. What would it be like to travel the length of the Americas, from Boston right through Central America and out into the heart of Patagonia? Only Theroux can tell you in this epic trip through this vast, unforgiving continent. British explorer and acclaimed documentary filmmaker Hugh Thomson sets out to re-discover the Inca stronghold of Llactapata, buried deep within the cloud forest of Peru. Worldly Adventurer is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.
Planning a trip down to 'El Sur'? Get to grips with the fascinating continent through these reads. The problem is, Guevara raced his two-seater bike across the continent in , while Chatwin met the Patagonian gauchos in You may think this means exciting experiences are no longer available in 21st century El Sur — but as these writers below prove, hair-raising adventure is still very much on the menu. While the traditional guidebooks are still very much needed when it comes to planning your itinerary, these are the reads you need to really get to know the continent.