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Latinx Characters and Social/Cultural Themes

Join us in celebrating Latinx authors, characters and stories that expand cultural identities and uplift Latinx stories.  

Young boy near Miami cityscape

The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora

Pablo Cartaya
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2018
Young girl singing and jumping

The First Rule of Punk

Celia C. Pérez
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2018
Young girl looking over fence of detention center

Land of the Cranes

Aida Salazar
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2020
Young woman at school dance

Merci Suárez Can’t Dance

Meg Medina
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2021
Young boy on platform between two speeding trains

Tight

Torrey Maldonado
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2018
Hands holding up string around a butterfly

Before We Were Free

Julia Alvarez
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Historical Fiction
Published:
2018
Two young women, one in a city and one on an island

Clap When You Land

Elizabeth Acevedo
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2020
Young man on empty streets

Disappeared

Francisco X. Stork
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Mystery / Crime, Thriller / Horror
Published:
2017
Young woman's steady gaze

Furia

Yamile Saied Méndez
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2020
Pride and Prejudice Remix

Pride: A Pride and Prejudice Remix

Ibi Zoboi
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Classics, Fiction
Published:
2019
Hand reaching up to the sky in front of Puerto Rican flags

The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano

Sonia Manzano
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2012
Graffiti on school locker

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass

Meg Medina
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2014
Your Heart My Sky

Your Heart, My Sky: Love in a Time of Hunger

Margarita Engle
Age Level:
Middle Grade, YA
Genre:
Historical Fiction
Published:
2021
Last Cuentista book cover

The Last Cuentista

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

Mexican WhiteBoy

Matt de la Peña
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2008