Hispanic Heritage month is celebrated from September 15th through October 15th. Explore this list of engaging books by Latino authors:
by Margarita Engle
Mexican-Americans Marisela and Lorena work in canneries all day, then jitterbug with sailors all night, until the night racial violence leads to murder.
by Matt de la Peña
Seventeen-year-old Kidd Ellison runs away to work for the summer at a beach campsite in California.
by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California.
by Veronica Rossi
When her mother goes missing, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland long enough to find her are slim. Then she meets Perry. If they can survive, they are each other’s best hope for finding answers.
by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican-American family, and his best friend, Samantha. But now he questions all of it.
by Adam Silvera
In a near-future New York City where a service alerts people on the day they will die, teenagers Mateo and Rufus meet and try to live a lifetime in their last day.
by Zoraida Córdova
Alex is a bruja and the most powerful witch in her family.
North of Happy
by Adi Alsaid
A wealthy dual citizen of Mexico and the United States rebels against his family’s strict plans for his future.
by Samantha Mabry
Sarah Jac Crow and James Holt have fallen in love working in the endless fields that span a bone-dry Southwest in the near-future–a land that’s a little bit magical, deeply dangerous, and bursting with secrets.