This Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month, share books that celebrate the breadth of diversity of cultures, customs, and stories from the community!
The following list of titles is a great selection of books from and/or about diverse Hispanic and Latinx voices, including a selection of non-fiction titles from National Geographic. Find even more titles to read and share in the library or classroom by visiting our catalog: Celebrating Hispanic Culture.
A WORLD TOGETHER by Sonia Manzano
Sonia Manzano, Sesame Street’s beloved character Maria, brings warmth and wit to this timely picture book that looks across cultures and generations to celebrate what unites us, wherever we come from.
MIGUEL AND THE GRAND HARMONY by Matt de la Peña and Ana Ramírez
La Música exists in many places—in the twang of a guitar, in the beat of a drum, even in the whistling wind and the morning bird’s song. She brings color and life wherever she goes, connecting people to a grand harmony. And in the town of Santa Cecilia, she is everywhere. But when La Música discovers a boy with longing in his heart and no music in his home, she vows to help him find his passion.
HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD: CELEBRATE CINCO DE MAYO by Carolyn Otto
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo continues National Geographic’s spectacular Holidays Around the World series with this joyous feast of Mexican culture—an annual event in Mexico and an increasingly popular holiday in the United States as well.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC READERS: SONIA SOTOMAYOR by Barbara Kramer
Explore one of the most recognized names in modern America with this biography of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Kids will learn about her rise to be the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice and the trials she faced along the way. Also available in Spanish.
COCO: A STORY ABOUT MUSIC, SHOES, AND FAMILY by Diana López
Inspired by the Pixar Animation Studios’ film, Coco, this middle grade novel retells the story of Miguel’s daring adventure, and features exciting new scenes about his family. Disney*Pixar’s Coco is the celebration of a lifetime, where the discovery of a generations-old mystery leads to a most extraordinary and surprising family reunion.
Educator’s guide for Coco: A Story About Music, Shoes, and Family.
SAL AND GABI FIX THE UNIVERSE by Carlos Hernandez
In the sequel to the Pura Belpré Award-winning Sal and Gabi Break the Universe, Sal and Gabi have to try to make everything right with our world when there is a rogue Gabi from another universe running loose. Readers will relish being back in the world of Culeco Academy and the Coral Castle along with such unforgettable characters as American Stepmom, the Gabi-Dads, Principal Torres, and the sassy entropy sweeper.
Educator’s guide for the Sal and Gabi duology.
PAOLA SANTIAGO AND THE FOREST OF NIGHTMARES by Tehlor Kay Mejia
Six months after Paola Santiago confronted La Llorona (in Paola Santiago and the River of Tears), Pao is having nightmares again, this time set in a terrifying forest. Once again Tehlor Kay Mejia draws on her Mexican heritage to tell a wild and wondrous story that combines creatures from folklore with modern-day challenges.
Educator’s guide for the Paola Santiago series.
THE SHADOW CROSSER by J. C. Cervantes
This epic finale to the Storm Runner trilogy is a tale of mystery, magic, and mayhem featuring gods from both Maya and Aztec mythology. When a few Mexica gods try to put their Maya counterparts out of commission, it’s up to Zane and his fellow godborns-in-training to stop them from destroying the universe.
Educator’s guide for The Storm Runner series.
STAR WARS THE HIGH REPUBLIC: RACE TO CRASHPOINT TOWER by Daniel José Older
The newest action-packed adventure set in the era of The High Republic finds Jedi Padawan Ram Jomaram facing down the enemy, the dreaded Nihil, at Crashpoint Tower in order to protect the Republic Fair. Luckily, he’s about to get some assistance from unexpected new friends.
POE DAMERON: FREE FALL by Alex Segura
This thrilling YA adventure, by award-winning author Alex Segura, tells a pivotal story in the teen life of Star Wars hero Poe Dameron, future Resistance pilot and leader, who ventures off his home on a sleepy moon to seek adventure in the wider galaxy.
And Coming Soon…
SOLIMAR: THE SWORD OF THE MONARCHS by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Middle-grade fans of Newbery Honor Medal winner of Pam Muñoz Ryan will find a new Mexican heroine to love in princess-to-be Solimar, and a fresh, captivating story about butterflies, magic, and the power of claiming your courage and voice in the face of evil.
The book is on sale February 1st, 2022. Click here to request a digital galley on NetGalley.