1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $18.89

Buy for $18.89

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

A Most Anticipated Book (Refinery29, HipLatina, Publishers Weekly, Latino Book Review, and more)!

Edited by The Bronx Is Reading founder Saraciea J. Fennell and featuring an all-star cast of Latinx contributors, Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed is a ground-breaking anthology that will spark dialogue and inspire hope.

In Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed, bestselling and award-winning authors as well as up-and-coming voices interrogate the different myths and stereotypes about the Latinx diaspora. These fifteen original pieces delve into everything from ghost stories and superheroes, to memories in the kitchen and travels around the world, to addiction and grief, to identity and anti-Blackness, to finding love and speaking your truth. Full of both sorrow and joy, Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed is an essential celebration of this rich and diverse community.

The bestselling and award-winning contributors include Elizabeth Acevedo, Cristina Arreola, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Naima Coster, Natasha Diaz, Saraciea J. Fennell, Kahlil Haywood, Zakiya Jamal, Janel Martinez, Jasminne Mendez, Meg Medina, Mark Oshiro, Julian Randall, Lilliam Rivera, and Ibi Zoboi.  

A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books

"Through this audiobook listeners will discover that the Latinx diaspora is much more diverse than they realized while at the same time showing them parallels to their own lives."- AudioFile Magazine (Earphones Award Winner)

"A tremendously thought-provoking (re)construction of Latinx experiences." -- Kirkus

©2021 Respective authors of all material within (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

Featured Article: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with These Top 12 Audiobooks


Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month when you embrace 12 of the best listens by Latino authors we love all year round. From the mountains of Colombia to the streets of New York City, dive into decades of captivating storytelling through the lens of Latino culture. Explore genres as told by Latino and Latina authors from a wide variety of rich cultural backgrounds. Each listen offers a new insight into the vivid world of Latino experiences.

What listeners say about Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    24
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    19
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    18
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed is a treasure trove of essays and poems.

"Write with your eyes like painters, with your ears like musicians, with your feet like dancers. You are the truthsayer with quill and torch. Write with your tongues of fire." - Gloria Anzaldua

Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed is a treasure trove of essays and poems. 15 voices from the Latinx diaspora collaborated and tied their distinct identities into each essay. Debut authors alongside literary canons share their personal stories, perspectives, historical facts and issues within a very diverse Latinx culture. Well-crafted overarching themes that will undoubtedly educate those who dare to question one's gender, race and ethnic inclusion, all the while dismantling stereotypes, capturing the beauty and diversity of the Latinx diaspora. Each essay proves the importance of storytelling in sharing familial and cultural history in an effort to educate the younger generation, dismantle stereotypes and build community. This book is even more exceptional in that it will be used in schools allowing Afro Latinx and Latinidads to claim space, be included and see themselves within these pages.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Captivating and impressive!



These essay's each told a different story and yet they blended together in perfect harmony.