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Staff Recommendations

Year-Round Reads for Hispanic Heritage Month

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Picture Books

  • Islandborn by Junot Diaz
  • Tomas and the Library Lady by Pat Mora
  • Smoky Night by Eve Bunting and David Diaz
  • Waiting For the Biblioburro by Monica Brown
  • Mango, Abuela and Me by Meg Medina
  • La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya
  • Just Ask! by Sonia Sotomayor
  • Dalia’s Wondrous Hair by Laura Lacamara
  • Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal
  • Yes! We Are Latinos by Alma Flor Ada
  • Separate is Never Equal by Duncan Tonatiuh
  • Carmela Full of Wishes by Matt De La Pena
  • My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero
  • Tito Puente, Mambo King by Monica Brown
  • Rainbow Weaver by Linda Elovitz Marshall

Middle Grades

  • Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
  • Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar
  • The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya
  • The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz
  • The First Rule of Punk by Celia C PerezL
  • Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez
  • Maximilian & the Mystery of the Guardian Angel by Xavier Garza
  • 90 Miles to Havana by Enrique Flores-Galbis
  • Dancing Home by Alma Flor Ada
  • Each Tiny Spark by Pablo Cartaya
  • Strange Birds by Celia C. Perez
  • Rooting for Rafael Rosales by Kurtis Scaletta**
  • Call Me Maria by Judith Cofer
  • The Moon Within by Aida Salazar

**denotes an item only available in digital format

Teen Books

  • The Radius of Us by Marie Marquardt
  • The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera
  • With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Red Glass by Laura Resau
  • Yaqui Delgado wants to Kick Your A** by Meg Medina
  • The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore
  • I am not your perfect Mexican daughter by Erika Sanchez
  • Mexican Whiteboy by Matt de la Pena
  • Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older
  • Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina
  • Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis**
  • Jumped In by Patrick Flores-Scott

**denotes an item only available in digital format

Adult Books

  • In The Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
  • Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende
  • The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez
  • Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
  • Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
  • The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  • The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vasquez
  • In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Marchado
  • Dominicana by Angie Cruz
  • Ordinary Girls by Jaquira Diaz**
  • The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara**
  • The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantu
  • Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

**denotes an item only available in digital format