As 2016 enters its final week, the news in the Los Ángeles literary community is one of accomplishment. As the months went by, writers published novels, collections of poetry, and chapbooks or announced their books had been accepted for publication next year. Congratulations goes out to all these scribes in penning important works. Some of these books, such as Ashaki M. Jackson’s Surveillance which examines videos capturing police killing civilians and the public’s consumption of these videos, and Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo’s debut poetry collection Posada: Offerings of Witness and Refuge examining her family’s immigration to the US/L.A., their history in L.A., forgotten Los Ángeles Latino history and immigrants and immigration along the Arizona boarder, tackle themes and ideas of social justice. How the political is personal.