Latino Books

From fun and fanciful picture books to historical and coming-of-age novels, these books reflect the Latino experience in various national and cultural contexts. You can also check out our Bilingual Books list and our Spanish language content in Common Sense Latino

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Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music Book Poster Image
Gorgeous, magical story of a girl with music in her heart.
By Margarita Engle
(2015)
(2015)
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All the Way to Havana Book Poster Image
Celebration of Cuban family and ingenuity has gorgeous art.
By Margarita Engle
(2017)
(2017)
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Mamá the Alien/Mamá la Extraterrestre Book Poster Image
A fun, bilingual take on being a documented immigrant.
By René Colato Laínez
(2016)
(2016)
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My Abuelita Book Poster Image
Robust artwork with a Latino touch celebrates storytelling.
By Tony Johnston
(2010)
(2009)
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Niño Wrestles the World Book Poster Image
Boy plays Mexican wrestler in exuberant bilingual tale.
By Yuyi Morales
(2015)
(2014)
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Poco Loco Book Poster Image
Zany mouse inventor tale spiced with Spanish.
By J.R. Krause, Maria Chua
(2013)
(2013)
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Viva Frida Book Poster Image
Exuberant portrayal of artist's passion for art.
By Yuyi Morales
(2014)
(2014)
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Islandborn Book Poster Image
Vibrant memories of Caribbean island celebrate heritage.
By Junot Díaz
(2018)
(2018)
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Juana & Lucas Book Poster Image
Colombian girl learns English in fun early chapter book.
By Juana Medina
(2017)
(2016)
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Just in Case Book Poster Image
Friendly Day of the Dead skeleton knows his ABCs.
By Yuyi Morales
(2009)
(2008)
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Diego Book Poster Image
Bilingual text and mini-murals illustrate Rivera's story.
By Jonah Winter
(2007)
(2007)
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Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics Book Poster Image
Inspiring poems about Latinos who excelled in their fields.
By Margarita Engle
(2017)
(2017)
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The First Rule of Punk Book Poster Image
Creative Latina finds her voice and pride in spirited tale.
By Celia C. Pérez
(2018)
(2016)
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Gabby Garcia's Ultimate Playbook: Gabby Garcia, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Goal-focused Latina scores big hit in series opener.
By Iva-Marie Palmer
(2017)
(2017)
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Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Magically sweet story set in Mexican American family bakery.
By Anna Meriano
(2018)
(2018)
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Lowriders in Space, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Pedal-to-the-metal graphic novel celebrates Latino culture.
By Cathy Camper
(2014)
(2014)
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Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes Book Poster Image
Picture book offers inspiring bios of Latino Americans.
By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2014)
(2014)
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Stef Soto, Taco Queen Book Poster Image
Warm, funny tale of family, tacos, and middle school.
By Jennifer Torres
(2017)
(2017)
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Ambassador Book Poster Image
Complex adventure mixes immigration issues, space travel.
By William Alexander
(2014)
(2014)
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The Only Road Book Poster Image
Harrowing, heartfelt tale of Central American teen refugees.
By Alexandra Diaz
(2016)
(2016)
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The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora Book Poster Image
Vibrant, touching story of lovelorn teen finding his voice.
By Pablo Cartaya
(2017)
(2017)
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Esperanza Rising Book Poster Image
Historical fiction at its best in story of '30s farmworkers.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2011)
(2000)
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Hour of the Bees Book Poster Image
Tween finds herself and her roots in gripping magical tale.
By Lindsay Eagar
(2016)
(2016)
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I Lived on Butterfly Hill Book Poster Image
Moving story of Chilean girl's escape from a dictatorship.
By Marjorie Agosin
(2014)
(2014)
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Summer of the Mariposas Book Poster Image
Fantastical quest explores sisterhood and Mexican legends.
By Guadalupe Garcia McCall
(2012)
(2012)
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Bless Me, Ultima Book Poster Image
Lyrical story of young boy questioning religion, morality.
By Rudolfo Anaya
(2011)
(1972)
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Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings Book Poster Image
Poignant memoir-in-verse recalls Cuban-American's childhood.
By Margarita Engle
(2015)
(2015)
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Shame the Stars Book Poster Image
Historical romance leans to soap-opera-style melodrama.
By Guadalupe Garcia McCall
(2016)
(2016)
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Shadowshaper: The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Art-filled urban fantasy has outstanding Afro-Latina hero.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2016)
(2015)
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The Tequila Worm Book Poster Image
Moving tale of Latina going to white boarding school.
By Viola Canales
(2006)
(2006)
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Under the Mesquite Book Poster Image
Latina teen faces mom's cancer in award-winning verse novel.
By Guadalupe Garcia McCall
(2012)
(2011)
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The Authentics Book Poster Image
Heartwarming story of teen's search for her true identity.
By Abdi Nazemian
(2017)
(2017)
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Before We Were Free Book Poster Image
Moving historical fiction about life under a dictatorship.
By Julia Alvarez
(2004)
(2004)
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The House on Mango Street Book Poster Image
A poetic -- and classic -- coming-of-age story.
By Sandra Cisneros
(2005)
(1991)
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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Book Poster Image
Literary story of two boys' life-changing friendship.
By Benjamin Alire Sáenz
(2012)
(2012)
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The Book of Broken Hearts Book Poster Image
Teen fights for forbidden love in sweet romance.
By Sarah Ockler
(2013)
(2013)
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Burn Baby Burn Book Poster Image
Riveting coming-of-age tale set in dangerous summer of '77.
By Meg Medina
(2016)
(2016)
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The Education of Margot Sanchez Book Poster Image
Social climbing and cultural identity collide in a fun read.
By Lilliam Rivera
(2017)
(2017)
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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter Book Poster Image
Empowering, stereotype-shattering coming-of-age story.
By Erika L. Sanchez
(2017)
(2017)
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Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass Book Poster Image
Mesmerizing, gritty story of bullied Latina teen in NYC.
By Meg Medina
(2013)
(2013)
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Mexican Whiteboy Book Poster Image
Moving, violent book about teen looking for his identity.
By Matt de la Peña
(2009)
(2008)
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Out of Darkness Book Poster Image
Beautifully written look at racism and love in 1930s Texas.
By Ashley Hope Pérez
(2016)
(2015)
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