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Hispanic Heritage

In this booklist, you’ll find a range of titles — young adult novels by award-winning Hispanic-American authors, bilingual poetry, biography, memoir — celebrating Latino culture and examining the immigrant experience.

Mexican WhiteBoy

Mexican WhiteBoy

Matt de la Peña
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2008
The House on Mango Street

The House on Mango Street

Sandra Cisneros
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
1983
Cheating Death, Stealing Life: The Eddie Guerrero Story

Cheating Death, Stealing Life: The Eddie Guerrero Story

Eddie Guerrero, Michael Krugman
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Autobiography and Memoir, Nonfiction
Published:
2006
So Hard to Say by Alex Sanchez

So Hard to Say

Alex Sanchez
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction, Romance
Published:
2006
Romiette and Julio by Sharon M. Draper

Romiette and Julio

Sharon Draper
Age Level:
YA, Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction, Romance
Published:
1999
The afterlife

The Afterlife

Gary Soto
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fantasy, Fiction
Published:
2003
Cuba 15

Cuba 15

Nancy Osa
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2003

When I Was Puerto Rican

Esmeralda Santiago
Age Level:
YA

The Tequila Worm

Viola Canales
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2005
Crossing the Wire

Crossing the Wire

Will Hobbs
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2007
Red Hot Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Being Young and Latino in the United States by Lori Marie Carlson

Red Hot Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Being Young and Latino in the United States

Lori Carlson
Age Level:
YA, Middle Grade
Genre:
Poetry
Published:
2005
Becoming Naomi León

Becoming Naomi León

Pam Muñoz Ryan
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2005
Theme:
Hispanic and Latino history and culture
Genre:
Biography