Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Monthly Meeting: “Reviewing Resources: Book Reviewing without Breaking the Bank” with Adriana M. Martínez Figueroa

Date(s) - 08/29/2020 - 08/30/2020
9:30 am - 11:30 am


–What, who, where, why reviews?
–Tools for reviewing (without breaking the bank)
–NetGalley and Edelweiss
–Physical ARCs
Our speaker is Adriana M. Martínez Figueroa, a book reviewer who also offers her expertise for sensitivity reads, editing, and Spanish-proofing manuscripts. She created the Twitter hashtag #ReadLatinx in June 2018 as a way to promote books written and/or illustrated by Latinx. It was generally used to uplift voices that don’t get much-needed promotion from publishers, but has become a way for Latinx creatives to find a bigger audience through social media. #ReadLatinx promotes upcoming releases with posts on social media and masterposts detailing which books come out during a certain period of time.
A Puerto Rican writer, Adriana holds a B.A. from Iowa State University in Women and Gender Studies with a minor in US Latinx Studies. Her words can be found on her WordPress blog (Boricua Reads) as well ass Bustle,, inQluded, and Boricua en la Luna (ed. Elena M. Aponte). She lives in Vega Baja, PR.

Until further notice, all monthly meetings will take place via Zoom. Please register  in advance to receive login information (you will get an email with the Zoom meeting ID and password the night before the event). As usual, our meetings are free and open to the public. We encourage you to invite members of the Brazos Valley writing community to join us!

Can’t make the meeting? Don’t worry! A replay will be provided for all registrants after the meeting and will also be posted on the SCBWI Brazos Valley private Facebook group (join here: