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Latinx Characters and Social/Cultural Themes

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
Red pickup truck under night sky

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2012
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