Books by Latinx Authors that Inspire Educate, and Entertain

Latinx Heritage Month (also called Hispanic Heritage Month and Latino Heritage Month) is celebrated nationally each year from September 15 to October 15 to honor the generations of Hispanic and Latinx Americans who have positively influenced the nation.

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Fat Chance, Charlie Vega Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823447176
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Published: Holiday House - February 2nd, 2021

Coming of age as a Fat brown girl in a white Connecticut suburb is hard.
Harder when your whole life is on fire, though.


Charlie Vega is a lot of things. Smart. Funny. Artistic. Ambitious. Fat.


Mexican Gothic Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525620808
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Published: Del Rey - June 15th, 2021

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
 


Velvet Was the Night Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593356821
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Published: Del Rey - August 17th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • GOOD MORNING AMERICA BUZZ PICK • From the bestselling author of Mexican Gothic comes a “delicious, twisted treat for lovers of noir”* about a daydreaming secretary, a lonesome enforcer, and the mystery of a missing woman they’re both desperate to find.


The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982102548
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Published: Atria Books - September 7th, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Perfect for fans of Alice Hoffman, Isabel Allende, and Sarah Addison Allen, a family searches for the truth hidden in their past in this “expertly woven tale of family power, threaded with as much mystery as magic” (V.E. Schwab, #1 New York Times bestselling author).

The Montoyas are used to a life without explanations.


Nuestra América: 30 Inspiring Latinas/Latinos Who Have Shaped the United States Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780762497478
Published: Running Press Kids - September 1st, 2020

Celebrate 30 influential Latinas/Latinos/Latinxs in U.S. history with Nuestra América, a fully-illustrated anthology from the Smithsonian Latino Center.
Nuestra América highlights the inspiring stories of thirty Latina/o/xs throughout history and their incredible contributions to the cultural, social, and political character of the United States.


Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250234629
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - February 23rd, 2021

Dream big with the Latinitas in Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers.


Alma and How She Got Her Name Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763693558
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Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2018

A 2019 Caldecott Honor Book

What’s in a name? For one little girl, her very long name tells the vibrant story of where she came from — and who she may one day be.


Furia Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616209919
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 15th, 2020

A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB YA PICK
Recipient of the 2021 Pura Belpré Young Adult Author Medal

One of BuzzFeed's Must-Read YA Books of 2020
A Best Book of the Year: Cosmopolitan * Kirkus Reviews * SheReads * New York Public Library 


“An engrossing #OwnVoices novel.&rd


A Long Petal of the Sea: A Novel Cover Image
By Isabel Allende, Nick Caistor (Translated by), Amanda Hopkinson (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780593157497
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 6th, 2021

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.


We Are Not from Here Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984812285
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Published: Philomel Books - May 18th, 2021

A poignant novel of desperation, escape, and survival across the U.S.-Mexico border, inspired by current events.

A Pura Belpré 2021 Young Adult Author Honor Book!
A BookPage Best Book of 2020!

A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best of 2020!
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2020!


In the Heights: Finding Home Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593229590
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Published: Random House - June 15th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The eagerly awaited follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller Hamilton: The Revolution, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s new book gives readers an extraordinary inside look at In the Heights, his breakout Broadway debut, written with Quiara Alegría Hudes, now a Hollywood blockbuster.


Lotería Cover Image
By Karla Arenas Valenti, Dana SanMar (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593176962
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2021

The turn of a card could change your destiny in this captivating middle grade adventure based on the Lotería card game and perfect for fans of Coco. While searching for her missing cousin, a young girl is transported to a mythical kingdom, becoming entangled in a perilous game of chance.


Merci Suárez Can't Dance Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763690502
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Published: Candlewick - April 6th, 2021

A Kirkus Reviews Most Anticipated Book of 2021
In Meg Medina’s follow-up to her Newbery Medal–winning novel, Merci takes on seventh grade, with all its travails of friendship, family, love—and finding your rhythm.


Hear My Voice/Escucha mi voz: The Testimonies of Children Detained at the Southern Border of the United States Cover Image
By Warren Binford (Compiled by), Michael Garcia Bochenek (Foreword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781523513482
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - April 13th, 2021

The moving stories of children in migration—in their own words.

"In Spanish and in English, a devastating first-person account of children’s experiences in detention at the southern U.S. border....


Where Are You From? Cover Image
By Yamile Saied Méndez, Jaime Kim (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062839930
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Published: HarperCollins - June 4th, 2019

This resonant and award-winning picture book tells the story of one girl who constantly gets asked a simple question that doesn’t have a simple answer. A great conversation starter in the home or classroom—a book to share, in the spirit of I Am Enough by Grace Byers and Keturah A. Bobo.


Bird House Cover Image
By Blanca Gómez (Illustrator), Blanca Gómez
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419744082
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - April 20th, 2021

A grandmother and grandchild nurse an injured bird together in this touching story about caring for all creatures, the wonder of nature, and letting go

On a snowy day, a grandmother and grandchild find an injured bird. They take it home and care for it until it can fly around the living room. It is fantastic—just like everything at Abuela’s house!


The Poet X Cover Image
$12.99
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ISBN: 9780062662811
Published: Quill Tree Books - April 7th, 2020

Winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Pura Belpré Award!


Cuba: An American History Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501154553
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Published: Scribner - September 7th, 2021

“Full of…lively insights and lucid prose” (The Wall Street Journal) an epic, sweeping history of Cuba and its complex ties to the United States—from before the arrival of Columbus to the present day—written by one of the world’s leading historians of Cuba.

In 1961, at the height of the Cold War, the United States severed diplomatic r