September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month. Check out these titles featuring Latinx characters!
¡Vamos! Let’s go to the market by Raúl the Third
Little Lobo, a Mexican American, and Bernabe, his dog, deliver supplies to vendors at the Mercado, a busy border town market.
Book fiesta! : celebrate Children’s Day by Pat Mora
Children read aloud in various settings to celebrate El día de los niños, or Children’s Day, in this bilingual story.
Mango, Abuela, and me by Meg Medina
When a little girl’s far-away grandmother comes to stay, love and patience transcend language in a tender story written by acclaimed author Meg Medina.
Across the bay by Carlos Aponte
Carlitos lives in a happy home with his mother, his abuela, and Coco the cat. Life in his hometown is cozy as can be, but the call of the capital city pulls Carlitos across the bay in search of his father.
My papi has a motorcycle by Isabel Quintero
When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she’s always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her.
One is a pinata : a book of numbers by Roseanne Greenfield Thong
A beautiful and lively picture book for teaching numbers and exploring both Spanish words and Hispanic culture.
Planting stories : the life of librarian and storyteller Pura Belpré by Anika Aldamuy Denise
This portrait of the influential librarian, author, and puppeteer reminds us of the power of storytelling and the extraordinary woman who opened doors and championed bilingual literature.
Dancing hands : how Teresa Carreno played the piano for President Lincoln by Margarita Engle
The story of Teresa Carreño, a child prodigy who played piano for Abraham Lincoln
A touching account of one family’s quest for equality in America
Tito Puente, Mambo King = Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo by Monica Brown
From musical prodigy on the streets of Harlem to five-time Grammy Award winner, Tito’s life was full of rhythm. Drums and claves, saxophones and tambourines were all part of the fun.
Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar
In 1960s New York, fifth-grader Ruthie, a Cuban-Jewish immigrant, must rely on books, art, her family, and friends in her multicultural neighborhood when an accident puts her in a body cast.
Lowriders in Space by Cathy Camper
Lupe, Flapjack, Elirio customize their car into a low rider for the Universal Car Competition to win the cash prize that will enable them to buy their own garage.
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya
When his family’s restaurant and Cuban American neighborhood in Miami are threatened by a greedy land developer, thirteen-year-old Arturo, joined by Carmen, a cute poetry enthusiast, fight back.
Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Alberto Pablo Hernandez
In order to heal after his mother’s death, thirteen-year-old Sal learns to reach into time and space to retrieve things–and people–from other universes.
The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Perez
Twelve-year-old María Luisa O’Neill-Morales reluctantly moves with her Mexican-American mother to Chicago and starts seventh grade with a bang–violating the dress code with her punk rock aesthetic.
Find even more titles celebrating Hispanic Heritage here.