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...

Canetti, Yanitzia.

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

Díaz, Junot.

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

Engle, Margarita.

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

Engle, Margarita.

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

Hohn, Nadia L.

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

Isadora, Rachel.

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

Love, Jessica.

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

Paul, Baptiste.

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

Velasquez, Eric.

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

Engle, Margarita.

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

Recio, Sili.

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

Baptiste, Tracey.

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

Callender, Kacen.

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

Cartaya, Pablo.

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

Engle, Margarita.

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

Ganeshram, Ramin.

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

Mann, Elizabeth.

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

Pérez, Celia C.

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

Manzano, Sonia.

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

Salazar, Aida.

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

Latour, Francie.

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

Cartaya, Pablo.

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

Denise, Anika.

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

Weatherford, Carole Boston.

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

Breinburg, Petronella.

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

San Souci, Robert D.

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

San Souci, Robert D.

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

Storace, Patricia.

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

Roth, Susan L.

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

Soussana, Nathalie.

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