Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With These Books by Latinx and Hispanic Authors

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With These Books by Latinx and Hispanic Authors

Hispanic Heritage Month books

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated between September 15 and October 15 each year, and honors the many contributions of Americans with roots in South and Central America, the Caribbean, Spain, and Mexico. To mark the occasion, we’ve gathered some of our favorite recent books from Hispanic and Latinx authors. These books come from a range of genres, and speak to a wide variety of heritages, cultural traditions, and experiences. Of course, these books represent a very small selection of the large body incredible work done by Hispanic and Latinx authors, and we encourage readers to read work from these authors not just this month, but all year long. Join us in celebrating, and dive in!

The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantú

Francisco Cantú’s memoir delves into the realities of life on the border between the United States and Mexico.

Lost Empress by Sergio de la Pava

Lost Empress takes readers on a wild ride that includes National Football League power struggles, Rikers Island prison, and Salvador Dalí.

The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea

Meet the Mexican-American De La Cruz family as they reunite in San Diego, California in this novel from acclaimed author Luis Alberto Urrea.

Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

These short stories encompass a range of genres including horror and science fiction, culminating in an unforgettable collection.

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

Yuyi Morales writes about her own experiences coming to the United States from Mexico with her son in Dreamers. Readers will relish the gorgeous illustrations and the important message.

Acting on Impulse by Mia Sosa

What happens when a personal trainer and an undercover celebrity meet on a flight to Aruba and sparks fly? You’ll have to read Acting on Impulse to find out.

His Perfect Partner by Priscilla Oliveras

Put on your dancing shoes and pick up this romance about the undeniable chemistry between an advertising executive and a dance teacher.

Infomocracy by Malka Older

For sci-fi readers interested in speculating about the future of global politics, Malka Older’s Infomocracy is sure to entertain.

Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova

The latest installment in the Brooklyn Brujas series follows Lula Mortiz in the aftermath of a deadly bus crash as Lula decides whether to use magic to reverse the tragic events.

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Elizabeth Acevedo’s young adult novel-in-verse about a Dominican-American slam poet will inspire readers to write poetry of their own.

Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

Head back to school with Merci Suárez, a Cuban-American sixth-grader attending a fancy private school on a scholarship who faces classism as she works to fit in.

Danza!: Amalia Hernández and Mexico’s Folkloric Ballet by Duncan Tonatiuh

This picture book introduces readers to the amazing life and accomplishments of Amalia Hernández, a key figure in the history of dance in Mexico.


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