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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.

Last Cuentista book cover

The Last Cuentista

Donna Barba Higuera
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Science fiction / Dystopian
Published:
2021
mananaland

Mañanaland

Pam Muñoz Ryan
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fairy Tales, Folktales and Myths, Fantasy, Fiction
Published:
2020
Burn Baby Burn Book Cover

Burn Baby Burn

Meg Medina
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Historical Fiction
Published:
2018
Mexican WhiteBoy

Mexican WhiteBoy

Matt de la Peña
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2008
So Hard to Say by Alex Sanchez

So Hard to Say

Alex Sanchez
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction, Romance
Published:
2006
The afterlife

The Afterlife

Gary Soto
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fantasy, Fiction
Published:
2003
Picture of Sonia Sotomayor as a child and an adult

The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor
Age Level:
Middle Grade, YA
Genre:
Autobiography and Memoir
Published:
2018
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
Age Level:
Middle Grade, YA