Latinx Heritage Month Booklist--some of our new and old favorites, across genres!
A People magazine Best Book of Fall 2019
An Amazon Best Young Adult Book of 2019
"F***ing outstanding."--Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author
"This memoir's beauty is in its fierce intimacy." --Roy Hoffman, The New York Times Book Review
One of Literary Hub's Most Anticipated Books of 2019
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR POETRY
The astonishing second collection by the author of Slow Lightning, winner of the Yale Younger Poets Prize
Coco meets Stranger Things with a hint of Ghostbusters in this action-packed supernatural fantasy.
For Lucely Luna, ghosts are more than just the family business.
$17.96ISBN: 9781642591293Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Haymarket Books - April 7th, 2020
In the dynamic tradition of the BreakBeat Poets anthology, The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNext celebrates the embodied narratives of Latinidad. Poets speak from an array of nationalities, genders, sexualities, races, and writing styles, staking a claim to our cultural and civic space. Like Hip-Hop, we honor what was, what is, and what's next.$16.19ISBN: 9781534461796Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books f - September 22nd, 2020
The colors of Hispaniola burst into life in this striking, evocative debut picture book that celebrates the joy of being Dominican.
If Dominican were a color, it would be the sunset in the sky, blazing red and burning bright.
If Dominican were a color, it’d be the roar of the ocean in the deep of the night,
With the moon beaming down rays of sheer delig$15.29ISBN: 9781576878279Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Pow! Kids Books - March 7th, 2017
Lucía zips through the playground in her cape just like the boys, but when theytell her "girls can't be superheroes," suddenly she doesn't feel so mighty.$9.89ISBN: 9781534409446Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 6th, 2019
“Perfect for history buffs, dance enthusiasts, poets, and just about anyone looking for a great story.” —School Library Journal (starred review)
From the Young People’s Poet Laureate Margarita Engle comes a searing novel in verse about the Zoot Suit Riots of 1943.
Thousands of young Navy sailors are pouring into Los Angeles on their way t$28.55ISBN: 9781879960855Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Aunt Lute Books - June 12th, 2012
Literary Nonfiction. Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. LGBT Studies. Fourth Edition. Rooted in Gloria Anzald a's experience as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist, and a writer, the essays and poems in this volume profoundly challenged, and continue to challenge, how we think about identity.$17.09ISBN: 9780310769774Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Blink - March 3rd, 2020
A slow-burn romance in a cutthroat kitchen There's more to becoming a top chef for 17-year-old Isabella Fields than just not getting chopped ... especially when the chances of things heating up with an intriguing boy and becoming a food star in the kitchen are both on the chopping block.
Salty, Bitter, Sweet$15.26ISBN: 9780525563433Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Vintage - June 2nd, 2020
In defiance of the brutal military government that took power in Uruguay in the 1970s, and under which homosexuality is a dangerous transgression, five women miraculously find one another—and, together, an isolated cape that they claim as their own.$16.19ISBN: 9780062869913Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HarperTeen - September 22nd, 2020
A gorgeous and magical collaboration between two critically acclaimed, powerhouse YA authors offers a richly imagined underdog story perfect for fans of Dumplin’ and Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.$27.45ISBN: 9780816537990Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: University of Arizona Press - March 19th, 2019The Chicana M(other)work Anthology weaves together emerging scholarship and testimonios by and about self-identified Chicana and Women of Color mother-scholars, activists, and allies who center mothering as transformative labor through an intersectional lens.$32.95ISBN: 9780822327653Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Duke University Press - September 18th, 2001
Telling to Live embodies the vision that compelled Latina feminists to engage their differences and find common ground. Its contributors reflect varied class, religious, ethnic, racial, linguistic, sexual, and national backgrounds.$27.00ISBN: 9781469653440Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: University of North Carolina Press - February 17th, 2020$16.20ISBN: 9781501117015Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Atria Books - December 15th, 2015
“Spectacular...An absorbing and distinguished work...The House of the Spirits with its all-informing, generous, and humane sensibility, is a unique achievement, both personal witness and possible allegory of the past, present, and future of Latin America.” —The New York Times Book Review
Our Shared Shelf, Emma Watson Goodreads Book Club Pick$19.80ISBN: 9780853459910Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Monthly Review Press - January 1st, 1997
The classic survey of Latin America's social and cultural history, with a new introduction by Isabel Allende$25.20ISBN: 9781984820150Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Ballantine Books - January 21st, 2020
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The House of the Spirits, this epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a place to call home.$16.16ISBN: 9781936932757Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Amethyst Editions - March 4th, 2020
Lit by the hormonal neon glow of Miami, this heady, multilingual debut novel follows a Colombian teenager's coming-of-age and coming out as she plunges headfirst into lust and evangelism.
$38.45ISBN: 9781978810204Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Rutgers University Press - August 14th, 2020
Race and Nation in Puerto Rican Folklore: Franz Boas and John Alden Mason in Porto Rico, 1915 explores the founding father of American anthropology’s historic trip to Puerto Rico in 1915.$13.46ISBN: 9780872868281Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: City Lights Books - September 22nd, 2020
Included in Publishers Weekly's Top 10 Poetry Books of 2020 and LitHub's Most Anticipated Books of the Year
A State of the Union from the nation's first Latino Poet Laureate. Trenchant, compassionate, and filled with hope.$15.26ISBN: 9781643750828Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Algonquin Books - June 16th, 2020
One of the Must-Read Books of 2019 According to O: The Oprah Magazine * Time * Bustle * Electric Literature * Publishers Weekly * The Millions * The Week * Good Housekeeping
“There is more life packed on each page of Ordinary Girls than some lives hold in a lifetime.” —Julia Alvarez
In thi$23.40ISBN: 9780399592683Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: One World - March 24th, 2020
FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • One of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans in this deeply personal and groundbreaking portrait of a nation.$16.19ISBN: 9780525579731Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019
How to get baby to sleep? Mami and Papi will try anything in this bouncy, loving, bilingual lullaby that gently says good night in both Spanish and English.
Mami starts a salsa song.
Papi keeps the beat.
Baby loves this lullaby,
moves those dancing feet.
Baila, baby, baila!
Dance, dance, dance.$13.50ISBN: 9781945649134Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Not a Cult - March 1st, 2018
Coraz n is a love story. It is about the constant hunger for love. It is about feeding that hunger with another person and finding that sometimes it isn't enough. Salgado creates a world in which the heart can live anywhere; her fat brown body, her parents home country, a lover, a toothbrush, a mango, or a song.$7.19ISBN: 9780062498472Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Walden Pond Press - January 8th, 2019
"A charming and delectably sweet debut.$24.26ISBN: 9781631497735Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Liveright - June 16th, 2020
Washington Post – 50 Notable Works of Fiction in 2020 • "Enthralling. . . . A masterful work of historical fiction that traces monumental economic and political currents. . . . [A] Latino Grapes of Wrath." – Ron Charles, The Washington Post$17.96ISBN: 9781786631176Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Verso - July 25th, 2017
A radical Latina perspective on race, liberation, and identity$12.56ISBN: 9781566894951Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Coffee House Press - April 4th, 2017
"Humane yet often horrifying, Tell Me How It Ends offers a compelling, intimate look at a continuing crisis--and its ongoing cost in an age of increasing urgency." --Jeremy Garber, Powell's Books$14.40ISBN: 9780807005934Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Beacon Press - December 11th, 2018
An intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights$19.80ISBN: 9781944211776Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: McSweeney's - July 14th, 2020
My Favorite Girlfriend was a French Bulldog is a novel told in fifteen stories, linked by the same protagonist, our narrator, who--in her own voice and channeling the voices of others--creates an unsparing, multigenerational portrait of her native Cuba.$15.30ISBN: 9780525511304Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: One World - April 7th, 2020
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • Latinas of Indigenous descent living in the American West take center stage in this haunting debut story collection—a powerful meditation on friendship, mothers and daughters, and the deep-rooted truths of our homelands.$15.29ISBN: 9781250205940Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Flatiron Books - August 25th, 2020
A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK
Shortlisted for the 2020 Women's Prize for Fiction, Angie Cruz's Dominicana is a vital portrait of the immigrant experience and the timeless coming-of-age story of a young woman finding her voice in the world$15.26ISBN: 9781566894913Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Coffee House Press - November 7th, 2017
True crime, memoir, and ghost story, Mean is the bold and hilarious tale of Myriam Gurba's coming of age as a queer, mixed-race Chicana. Blending radical formal fluidity and caustic humor, Gurba takes on sexual violence, small towns, and race, turning what might be tragic into piercing, revealing comedy.$25.20ISBN: 9781982128654Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Atria Books - September 15th, 2020
“Anyone striving to understand and improve this country should read her story.” —Gloria Steinem, author of My Life on the Road
The Emmy Award–winning journalist and anchor of NPR’s Latino USA tells the story of immigration in America through her family’s experiences and decades of reporting, painting an unflin$15.30ISBN: 9781501171437Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Washington Square Press - July 2nd, 2019
“Here is a life story so unbelievable, it could only be true.” —Sandra Cisneros, bestselling author of The House on Mango Street
From bestselling author of the remarkable memoir The Distance Between Us comes an inspiring account of one woman’s quest to find her place in America as a first-generation Latina university student and aspiring wri$16.19ISBN: 9780062825636Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Harper Perennial - September 29th, 2020
A 2020 International Latino Book Award Finalists
An Entertainment Weekly, The Millions, and LitHub Most Anticipated Book of 2020$16.20ISBN: 9780807062920Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Beacon Press - September 8th, 2015
A coming-of-age memoir by a Colombian-Cuban woman about shaping lessons from home into a new, queer life
$15.30ISBN: 9781250299437Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Picador - September 3rd, 2019
From the author of Make Your Home Among Strangers, essays on being an “accidental” American—an incisive look at the edges of identity for a woman of color in a society centered on whiteness$15.26ISBN: 9781558619234Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Feminist Press - May 10th, 2016
Finalist for the 2017 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Nonfiction
A lyrical memoir-in-essays by an award-winning Chicana writer: "the real power of Black Dove comes when it speaks to what mothers face raising black and brown children all across this nation." (Los Angeles Review of Books)$24.30ISBN: 9780525620785Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Del Rey - June 30th, 2020
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.”—The Guardian
$14.40ISBN: 9780525620778Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Del Rey - February 18th, 2020
The Mayan god of death sends a young woman on a harrowing, life-changing journey in this dark, one-of-a-kind fairy tale inspired by Mexican folklore.$23.36ISBN: 9781643750255Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Algonquin Books - April 7th, 2020
A Time Magazine Must-Read Book of 2020
A Most-Anticipated Book of the Year: O, The Oprah Magazine * The New York Times * The Washington Post *Vogue * Bustle * BuzzFeed * Ms.Email or call for priceISBN: 9781947971288Availability: BackorderedPublished: Lil' Libros - March 26th, 2019
Inspired by one of the oldest and most beloved traditional Spanish folk songs, De Colores, this book introduces little ones to the beauty of life, joy, inclusivity, and their first English and Spanish words.$16.19ISBN: 9780358124351Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Clarion Books - July 14th, 2020When fifteen-year-old Cuban American Mariana Ruiz’s father runs for president, Mari starts to see him with new eyes.$7.19ISBN: 9780679890072Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Dragonfly Books - November 25th, 1997
This jewel-like vignette from Sandra Cisneros's best-selling The House on Mango Street shows, through simple, intimate portraits, the diversity among us.
A Dragonfly Book in English and Spanish.
A Parenting Magazine Best Children's Book of the Year
-----------$21.95ISBN: 9781945289149Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Reflection Press - October 11th, 2018
Selected for the American Library Association's 2019 Rainbow List. A reclamation of the Mexican serenata tradition, follow the story of a young boy who asks his father if there is a song for a boy who loves a boy. Como reapropiaci n de la serenata Mexicana, Cuando Amamos Cantamos cuenta la historia de un ni o que le pide a su padre que canten una canci n para un ni o que ama a otro ni o.$8.99ISBN: 9781495126567Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Lil' Libros - January 2nd, 2018
A Lil' Libros Bilingual Counting Book
Introduce your little one to the life of one of Mexico's most iconic painters, Frida Kahlo, while teaching them their numbers, 1 to 10, in English and Spanish. Count una casa azul (one blue house), tres flores (three flowers), and cinco retratos (five portraits).$7.19ISBN: 9781338283389Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Arthur A. Levine Books - May 5th, 2020* "A worthy successor to Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret set in present-day Oakland." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review
The Moon Within joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!
Celi Rivera's life swirls with questions.
About her changing body.$16.19ISBN: 9781338343809Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Scholastic Press - September 15th, 2020From the prolific author of The Moon Within comes the heart-wrenchingly beautiful story in verse of a young Latinx girl who learns to hold on to hope and love even in the darkest of places: a family detention center for migrants and refugees.$16.19ISBN: 9781338280128Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Scholastic Press - April 7th, 2020Coco meets Stranger Things with a hint of Ghostbusters in this action-packed supernatural fantasy.
For Lucely Luna, ghosts are more than just the family business.
$13.50ISBN: 9780679738565Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Vintage - March 3rd, 1992
A collection of stories by Sandra Cisneros, the winner of the 2018 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. The lovingly drawn characters of these stories give voice to the vibrant and varied life on both sides of the Mexican border with tales of pure discovery, filled with moments of infinite and intimate wisdom.$9.89ISBN: 9781492623168Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Sourcebooks Fire - August 1st, 2017
The first book in the Latinx-infused Queer fantasy series from highly acclaimed author Zoraida C rdova that follows three sisters--and teen witches--as they develop their powers and battle magic through epic questing in the realms beyond.$8.09ISBN: 9780425290422Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Puffin Books - July 17th, 2018
A 2018 Pura Belpré Author Honor Book
The First Rule of Punk is a wry and heartfelt exploration of friendship, finding your place, and learning to rock out like no one’s watching.$7.19ISBN: 9781536212587Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Candlewick - April 7th, 2020
“The realistic portrayal of a complex young Latina’s life is one many readers will relate to. . . . Medina cruises into readers’ hearts.” — School Library Journal (starred review)$8.09ISBN: 9780763671648Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Candlewick - August 26th, 2014
“Honest and exquisitely crafted.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)$16.16ISBN: 9781616209919Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Algonquin Young Readers - September 15th, 2020
A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB YA PICK
One of BuzzFeed's Must-Read YA Books of 2020
“An engrossing #OwnVoices novel.”
“This book will set your dreams on fire . . .$17.09ISBN: 9780062882769Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Quill Tree Books - May 5th, 2020
In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives.$17.09ISBN: 9781250239129Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Wednesday Books - August 4th, 2020
"Garber’s gorgeous novel combines the wonder of a Hogwarts-style magic school with the Twilight-esque dynamics of a hidden magical species that has strict rules about interacting with the human world." - BOOKLIST (Starred Review)
Some people ARE illegal.
Lobizonas do NOT exist.
Both of these statements are false.$17.09ISBN: 9781547603732Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Bloomsbury YA - September 15th, 2020
"Expertly blends reality and fantasy to explore what's behind love and loss, what it takes to heal." - Randy Ribay, author of National Book Award finalist Patron Saints of Nothing
Acclaimed author Lilliam Rivera blends a touch of magical realism into a timely story about cultural identity, overcoming trauma, and the power of first love.$17.09ISBN: 9781534438248Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 18th, 2020
“A funny, perceptive, and much-needed book telling a much-needed story.” —Celeste Ng, author of the New York Times bestseller Little Fires Everywhere
“Written with humor and grace, with intimacy and empathy, Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From is the perfect coming of age novel for our time.” —Matt Mendez, author of Barely Miss$17.09ISBN: 9781984812261Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Philomel Books - May 19th, 2020
A poignant novel of desperation, escape, and survival across the U.S.-Mexico border, inspired by current events.
Pulga has his dreams.
Chico has his grief.
Pequeña has her pride.Email or call for priceISBN: 9780062457806Availability: BackorderedPublished: Quill Tree Books - December 18th, 2018
Adam Silvera reminds us that there’s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day.$10.79ISBN: 9781524700515Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Ember - March 5th, 2019
National Book Award Finalist!
Instant New York Times Bestseller!
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian meets Jane the Virgin in this poignant but often laugh-out-loud funny contemporary YA about losing a sister and finding yourself amid the pressures, expectations, and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican American home.$9.89ISBN: 9781338312829Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 1st, 2019You've never read Francisco X. Stork like this! A missing girl, a determined reporter, and a young man on the brink combine for a powerful story of choices, suspense, and survival.
Four Months Ago
Sara Zapata's best friend disappeared, kidnapped by the web of criminals who terrorize Juárez.
Four Hours Ago$16.19ISBN: 9780525553410Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Kokila - May 14th, 2019
A celebration of the love between a father and daughter, and of a vibrant immigrant neighborhood, by an award-winning author and illustrator duo.
When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she's always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her.$17.96ISBN: 9786073176040Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Alfaguara Juvenil - June 25th, 2019
Aguza el oído y sabrás los secretos de las mujeres más talentosas y temerarias, curiosas, rebeldes y emprendedoras de México, que se atrevieron a romper el molde.$17.96ISBN: 9781947440005Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Harry N. Abrams - March 6th, 2018$15.29ISBN: 9781419746772Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Harry N. Abrams - September 1st, 2020$15.29ISBN: 9781368049177Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Rick Riordan Presents - August 4th, 2020Email or call for priceISBN: 9781368023627Availability: BackorderedPublished: Rick Riordan Presents - May 5th, 2020Winner of the Pura Belpré AwardNow in paperback, best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Carlos Hernandez's brilliant sci-fi romp with Cuban influence.$15.26ISBN: 9780525436461Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Vintage - February 4th, 2020
ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR
ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:$15.29ISBN: 9780306814525Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Da Capo Press - February 28th, 2006
One of "The Best Memoirs of a Generation" (Oprah's Book Club): a young woman's journey from the mango groves and barrios of Puerto Rico to Brooklyn, and eventually on to Harvard$8.09ISBN: 9781250230812Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 10th, 2020
Adapted from the Texas Bluebonnet Award–winning Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics, this board book of poems and portraits from writer Margarita Engle and illustrator Rafael López celebrates the lives and accomplishments of amazing Hispanics.$17.96ISBN: 9781558858992Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Pinata Books - May 31st, 2020
In this moving narrative poem for children ages 10-15, ten-year-old Jimena Perez recounts her life in El Salvador, the trip north with her mother to avoid being recruited by gangs and their eventual detention and separation by INS.