By Ava Lee-Green

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, here are some book recommendations for all ages written by Hispanic authors that center around Hispanic characters!

Young Readers

  1. Plátanos are Love by Alyssa Reynoso-Morris (Author) and Mariyah Rahman (Illustrator)
  2. Where Are You From? by Yamile Saied Méndez (Author) and Jamie Kim (Illustrator)
  3. Mango, Abuela, and Me by Meg Medina (Author) and Angela Dominguez (Illustrator)

Middle Grade

  1. Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  2. The Other Half of Happy by Rebecca Balcarcel
  3. Us, In Progress: Short Stories About Young Latinos by Lulu Delacre (author and illustrator)

Young Adult

  1. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez
  2. Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera
  3. The Book of Lost Saints by Daniel José Older


  1. Dominicana: A Novel by Angie Cruz
  2. Violetta by Isabel Allende and translated by Frances Riddle (English version)
  3. Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras

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