Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: Caribbean-American Heritage

Ahmed, Sufiya.

An unlikely friendship between Miss Bandari and Mr Magarmach forms when the pair meet under the gre... More

Canetti, Yanitzia.

"How big is too big? Alex is excited when his Abuela comes from Cuba to stay with him and his ... More

Díaz, Junot.

Also available in Overdrive. "Lola was just a baby when her family left the Island, so when sh... More

Engle, Margarita.

A boy helps his father keep their very old car running as they make a trip to Havana for his newbor... More

Engle, Margarita.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Follows a young Cuban girl in the 1930s as she strives to b... More

Hohn, Nadia L.

Also available in Hoopla. Participating in a first Carnival since her mother left to find a better ... More

Isadora, Rachel.

A lyrical and evocative dreamscape of the Caribbean. ... More

Love, Jessica.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela ... More

Paul, Baptiste.

Children form teams, build a pitch, and play a joyous game of soccer, in a book with English and Cr... More

Velasquez, Eric.

"The octopus Grandma is cooking has grown to titanic proportions. ¡Tenga cuidado! Ramsey shou... More

Engle, Margarita.

Follows a girl in the 1920s as she strives to become a drummer, despite being continually reminded ... More

Recio, Sili.

Illustrations and easy-to-read text portray the Dominican Republic in all of its hues, from the cin... More

Baptiste, Tracey.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Suspicion falls on half-jumbie Corinne when local children ... More

Callender, Kacen.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Born on Water Island in the Virgin Islands during a hurrica... More

Cartaya, Pablo.

After a fight at school leaves Marcus facing suspension, Marcus's mother takes him and his you... More

Engle, Margarita.

Sent to Cuba to visit the father he barely knows, Edver is surprised to meet a half-sister, Luza, w... More

Ganeshram, Ramin.

Thirteen-year-old Anjali dreams of hosting a televised cooking show featuring foods based on her Hi... More

Mann, Elizabeth.

On a small Caribbean Island, Albert must face middle school, where he is one of the shortest studen... More

Pérez, Celia C.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Twelve-year-old María Luisa O'Neill-Morales (who reall... More

Manzano, Sonia.

It is 1969 in Spanish Harlem, and fourteen-year-old Evelyn Serrano is trying hard to break free fro... More

Salazar, Aida.

Eleven-year-old (nearly twelve) Celi Rivera, who is a mix of Black-Puerto Rican-Mexican Indian is u... More

Latour, Francie.

Also available in Hoopla. "Every winter, a young girl flies to Haiti to visit her Auntie Luce,... More

Cartaya, Pablo.

Salvar el restaurante. Salvar la ciudad. Conseguir a la chica. Hacer sentir orgullosa a su abuela. ... More

Denise, Anika.

Also available in Hoopla. "From the author of MONSTER TRUCK and STARRING CARMEN comes a gorgeo... More

Weatherford, Carole Boston.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Where is our historian to give us our side? Arturo asked. A... More

Breinburg, Petronella.

collection of folktales from the Caribbean, including "Bre-nancy and the 13 Plantains," &... More

San Souci, Robert D.

Also available in Hoopla. When the Bird of Darkness takes Princess Marie, twin brothers Soliday, who... More

San Souci, Robert D.

A Creole variant of the familiar Cinderella tale set in the Caribbean and narrated by the godmother... More

Storace, Patricia.

A version of the folktale Rapunzel, set in the Caribbean. ... More

Roth, Susan L.

"A combined history of the Puerto Rican parrot and the island of Puerto Rico, highlighting cur... More

Soussana, Nathalie.

Songs about children playing in the schoolyard, sisters braiding each other's hair at the beac... More