Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15th - October 15th. We've compiled a list of some favorite titles by Latinx authors in celebration! Scroll to the bottom of the page for kids picks.

Dominicana: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250205940
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Published: Flatiron Books - August 25th, 2020

Dominicana hits close to home in ways that no other book has for me. Similar to Cruz's protagonist, Ana Cancion, my mother also immigrated to New York as a teenager with the weight of her family on her shoulders. Like Ana, and so many others, my mother started her life in America during political unrest in her home country and a divisive election in this one. Within these pages, Cruz captures the strengths and the struggles that are inherent in surviving colonization, migration and poverty. Although you may not be as personally connected to this particular experience as I am, I am sure that Angie Cruz will connect to your heart and expand your empathy. --Lucia


Mexican Gothic Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525620785
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Published: Del Rey - June 30th, 2020

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Tears of the Trufflepig: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374538330
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Published: MCD x FSG Originals - May 14th, 2019

It's snowing in near-future south Texas and Esteban Bellacosa, a seemingly ordinary man, has a synthetically engineered mythical creature in his bathtub. Meanwhile, Paco Herbert, a journalist investigating contraband syndicates, begins his deep dive into the disturbing tastes of the extremely wealthy. Set in in an eerily familiar world of conspiracy, Tears of the Truffle Pig is an astounding glimpse at unforeseen consequences of advancing technology and human cruelty. --Lucia


Little Eyes: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525541363
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 5th, 2020

Samanta Schweblin's new novel Little Eyes is sweet and touching, but also deeply unsettling. Her books are always, um.. un-put-down-able (?) but I had to force myself to stop reading Little Eyes every night. The location changes, the characters change, the POV changes, but this novel feels cohesive and the narrative flows smoothly from one chapter to the next, and then you've finished and can assess. Little Eyes raises perhaps-unanswerable questions with the reader, mainly concerning how you view the rest of humanity - your neighbor, someone on the other side of the planet? Can you trust a stranger to be in your home? Should you? --Colin


Cantoras Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525563433
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Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2020

Fiebre Tropical Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781936932757
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Published: Amethyst Editions - March 4th, 2020

Sea Monsters Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948226776
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Published: Catapult - February 18th, 2020

Aridjis's novel encompasses the magic of the teenage mind, where everything is so mysterious and exciting until it disappoints. Set in the late 80s, back-dropped with notes of Joy Division and Kraftwerk, the story follows a punk teenager on the run from Mexico City to Oaxaca. Luisa is fixating on an escaped Ukrainian circus troupe, an elusive teenage boy and a silent foreigner dubbed the merman. Although her reality might not be so fantastical, her acute awareness of the world around her is endlessly compelling. --Lucia

 


Tentacle Cover Image
By Rita Indiana, Achy Obejas (Translator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781911508342
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Published: And Other Stories - January 15th, 2019

Let Rita Indiana blast apart your concept of time, the self gender, what the world is and could be in, uh, under 200 pages. There is a hurricane and there is the eye where Indiana calmly controls the narratives of timelines converging. With elements of prophecy, science fiction, punk overtones, pulsating prose, and romance, this novella effortlessly pirouettes between genres. --ani


You Had Me at Hola: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062959928
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Published: Avon - August 4th, 2020

Bright Dead Things: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571314710
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 15th, 2015

Afterlife Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781643750255
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 7th, 2020

Ordinary Girls: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781643750828
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Published: Algonquin Books - June 16th, 2020

What is it like to be on the brink? The brink of joy, of loss, of sanity? What would it be like to balance on the edge of worth? To watch the world push you down the hole of "Lost Cause"? Then, what would it be like to make it back, slowly, on your knees? Jaquira Diaz has lived, felt and tasted that brink and this memoir is her journey there and back. Let Ordinary Girls demand your attention because ordinary girls can no longer be ignored. --Lucia


In the Dream House: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781644450031
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Published: Graywolf Press - November 5th, 2019

I have never read a book quite like IN THE DREAM HOUSE: fragmented, yet shatteringly cohesive, experimental, yet utterly confident in its own project. I was mesmerized by the subtly devastating force of Machado’s craft and could barely put the memoir down. (In fact, I will probably re-read it as soon I finish writing this review.) IN THE DREAM HOUSE is both heartbreakingly honest—grounded in Machado’s lived trauma—and breathtaking in its examination of queerness, abuse, and societal memory. Part poetry and part socio-cultural analysis, yet wholly personal, IN THE DREAM HOUSE is one of the bravest literary projects I have encountered, and should be required reading for every one of us. --Zach


Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781595589170
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Published: New Press - August 25th, 2020

An African American and Latinx History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY #4) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807005934
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Published: Beacon Press - December 11th, 2018

All the Agents and Saints, Paperback Edition: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781469659244
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - February 1st, 2020

The core of the border is not an either/or binary but a duality, a bleeding of identities. Elizondo Griest moves of the US-Mexico & US-Canada border in a way that embellishes its textures, its intersections of environment, class, economy, and race. A reminder that these divisions echo to us, however far away. To understand and embrace our own dwende our light & dark. --ani


Cien años de soledad (50 Aniversario): Illustrated Fiftieth Anniversary edition of One Hundred Years of Solitude Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780525562443
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Published: Vintage Espanol - October 24th, 2017

Dear America \ Querida América (Spanish edition) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062931658
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Published: HarperCollins Espanol - June 25th, 2019

Dear America: Young Readers’ Edition: The Story of an Undocumented Citizen Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062914620
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Published: HarperCollins - July 14th, 2020

Los Falcón Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593081594
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Published: Vintage Espanol - April 7th, 2020

With the Fire on High Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062662835
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 7th, 2019

Teen mom Emoni is a gifted cook, who dreams of becoming a professional chef. Only thing is, she's not sure if that dream is something she can realistically pursue, that is until a culinary arts class at her school changes everything, delicious food (I drooled), complex characters, a love story, and a non-traditional family (Emoni lives with her grandma). It was beautiful and so moving. A must read! --Amir


Never Look Back Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547603732
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - September 15th, 2020

Furia Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616209919
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 15th, 2020

Sanctuary Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984815712
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

Teen Titans: Beast Boy Cover Image
By Kami Garcia, Gabriel Picolo (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781401287191
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Published: DC Comics - September 1st, 2020

Gar wants to be liked. He wants to be taller and stronger and impressive and respected. So when he finds out that one of the side effects of the supplements he's taken his whole life is stunting growth, he stops taking them. Now he's taller, stronger and getting everything he wants. At least at first. Don't miss this fun modern twist on Beast Boy's origins, or any in this series for that matter. --Lucia


Juliet Takes a Breath Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593108178
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Published: Dial Books - September 17th, 2019

Juliet is Puerto Rican, lesbian, and mostly just trying to figure herself out. She hopes that an internship with Harlowe Brisbane, renowned feminist author, will help. In a new city, all the way across the country from everything and everyone she knows, Juliet has a chance to learn about herself. Her inner thoughts are snarky and amusing, but also honest and relatable. Juliet Takes a Breath is a wonderful coming-of-age story for the modern era. --Wendy


Sal and Gabi Break the Universe (A Sal and Gabi Novel, Book 1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781368023627
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - May 5th, 2020

So how did that chicken really end up in Yasmany's locker? Was is a fancy magic trick or can Sal really breach parallel universes? My 10-year-old and I read this aloud together and giggled our way through Sal & Gabi's travails at the Culeco Academy of the Arts. Incredibly clever, hilarious and warmhearted- a complete delight. --Elese


¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328557261
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Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062748683
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Published: HarperCollins - January 15th, 2019

If Dominican Were a Color Cover Image
By Sili Recio, Brianna McCarthy (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534461796
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Published: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books f - September 22nd, 2020

Nuestra América: 30 Inspiring Latinas/Latinos Who Have Shaped the United States Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762497478
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Published: Running Press Kids - September 1st, 2020

Nuestra América: 30 latinas/latinos inspiradores que han forjado la historia de Los Estados Unidos Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762471751
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Published: Running Press Kids - September 1st, 2020

Queen of Tejano Music: Selena Cover Image
By Silvia López, Paola Escobar (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781499811421
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Published: little bee books - August 25th, 2020

Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781419710544
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 6th, 2014

Lenna's Gift/El Regalo de Lenna Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780578677958
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Published: Mariposas Community and For Kids by Kids - July 1st, 2020

Mi papi tiene una moto Cover Image
By Isabel Quintero, Zeke Peña (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525554943
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Published: Kokila - May 14th, 2019

Gustavo, the Shy Ghost Cover Image
By Flavia Z. Drago, Flavia Z. Drago (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536211146
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Published: Candlewick - July 14th, 2020

Gustavo is a normal ghost...except he's very shy and anxious. Will he be able to overcome his shyness and make friends with the other monsters? The cutest Halloween story with a great message! -- Elese


Gustavo, el fantasmita tímido Cover Image
By Flavia Z. Drago, Flavia Z. Drago (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536214147
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Published: Candlewick - July 14th, 2020

Gustavo es un fantasma normal ... excepto que él es muy tímido y ansioso. Será capaz de superar su timidez y hacer amistades con otros monstros? El cuento de Halloween mas linda con un gran mensaje! --Elese


Besos for Baby: A Little Book of Kisses Cover Image
By Jen Arena, Blanca Gomez (By (artist))
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316230377
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Published: LB Kids - September 2nd, 2014

Feathered Serpent and the Five Suns: A Mesoamerican Creation Myth Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419746772
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 1st, 2020

Barely Missing Everything Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781534404465
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - March 3rd, 2020