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Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) honors the cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx Americans. In recognition, MPL staff has put together a list of fiction and nonfiction for all ages by Hispanic and Latinx authors. We hope you’ll enjoy these works now and all year round.

Books for Youth

Juvenile

“How Tía Lola Came to (Visit) Stay” by Julia Alvarez
eBook
Audiobook
Available as a print book

“Lucky Broken Girl” by Ruth Behar
eBook
Audiobook
Available as a print book

“They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid’s Poems” by David Bowles
eBook
Available as a print book

“Tito Puente, Mambo King”/”Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo” by Monica Brown
Available as a print book

“Waiting for the BiblioBurro” by Monica Brown
Available as a print book

“The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora” by Pablo Cartaya
eBook
Audiobook
Available as a print book

“Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré” by Anika Aldamuy Denise
Audiobook
Available as a print book

“Islandborn” by Junot Díaz
eBook
Available as a print book

“Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln” by Margarita Engle
eBook
Available as a print book

“Dreams From Many Rivers: A Hispanic History of the United States told in Poem” by Magarita Engle
Audiobook
Available as a print book

“All Around Us” by Xelena González
eBook
Audiobook
Available as a print book

“Sal and Gabi Break the Universe” by Carlos Hernandez
eBook
Audiobook
Available as a print book

¡Mira, un delfín! (Look, a Dolphin!) by Tessa Kenan
eBook
Available as a print book

“Dalia’s Wondrous Hair”/“El cabello maravilloso de Dalia” by Laura Lacámara
Available as a print book

“Alma and How She Got Her Name” by Juana Martinez-Neal
eBook
Audiobook
Available as a print book

“Alma y cómo obtuvo su nombre” by Juana Martinez-Neal
Audiobook
Available as a print book

“Dreamers” by Yuyi Morales
eBook
Audiobook
Available as a print book

“Soñadores” por Yuyi Morales
eBook
Available as a print book

“The First Rule of Punk” by Celia C. Pérez
eBook
Available as a print book

“La primera regla del punk” por Celia C. Pérez
Available as a print book

“My papi has a motorcycle” by Isabel Quintero
eBook
Available as a print book

“Becoming Naomi León” by Pam Muñoz Ryan
eBook
Available as a print book

“Yo, Naomi León” por Pam Muñoz Ryan
eBook
Available as a print book

“Esperanza Rising” by Pam Muñoz Ryan
eBook
eAudiobook
Available as a print book

“Esperanza renace” por Pam Muñoz Ryan
eBook
Available as a print book

“Stef Soto, Taco Queen” by Jennifer Torres
eAudiobook
Available as a print book

“Stef Soto, la reina del taco” por Jennifer Torres
eBook
Available as a print book

“Grandma’s Records” by Eric Velasquez
Available as a print book

“Los discos de mi abuela” por Eric Velasquez
Available as a print book


Young Adult

“With the Fire on High” by Elizabeth Acevedo
eBook
Audiobook
Available as a print book

“The Poet X” by Elizabeth Acevedo
eBook
Audiobook
Available as a print book

“I Lived on Butterfly Hill” by Marjorie Agosín
eBook
Available as a print book

“The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros
eBook
Available as a print book

“Shadowshaper” by Daniel José Older
eBook
eAudiobook
Available as a print book

“Gabi, a Girl in Pieces” by Isabel Quintero
eBook
Audiobook
Available as a print book

“Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe” by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
eBook
Audiobook
Available as a print book

“Buried Onions” by Gary Soto
Audiobook
Available as a print book

Books for Adults

Fiction, Poetry, and Short Stories

“The Japanese Lover” by Isabel Allende
eBook
Audiobook
Available as a print book

“El amante japonés” por Isabel Allende
eBook
Available as a print book

“A Long Petal of the Sea” by Isabel Allende
eBook
Audiobook
Available as a print book

“Largo pétalo de mar” por Isabel Allende
eBook
Available as a print book

“In the Time of the Butterflies” by Julia Alvarez
eBook from OverDrive
eBook from hoopla
Audiobook from OverDrive
Audiobook from hoopla

“En el tiempo de las mariposas” por Julia Alvarez
Audiobook
Available as a print book

“The Savage Detectives” by Roberto Bolaño
Available as a print book

“Los detectives salvajes” por Robert Bolaño
Available as a print book

“Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings” by Jorge Luis Borges
Available as a print book

“Dominicana” by Angie Cruz
eBook
Audiobook
Also available as a print book

“Everything Inside” by Edwidge Danticat
eBook
Audiobook
Available as a print book

“Us, in Progress: Short Stories About Young Latinos” by Lulu Delacre
eBook
Available as a print book

“Like Water for Chocolate” by Laura Esquivel
Available as a print book

“Como agua para chocolate : novela de entregas mensuales con recetas, amores, y remedios caseros” por Laura Esquivel
Available as a print book

“Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe” edited by Miguel Algarín and Bob Holman
Available as a print book

“One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel García Márquez
Audiobook
Available as a print book

“Cien años de soledad” por Gabriel García Márquez
Available as a print book

“Love in the Time of Cholera” by Gabriel García Márquez
eBook
Available as a print book

“El amor en los tiempos del cólera” por Gabriel García Márquez
Available as a print book

“Chronicle of a Death Foretold” by Gabriel García Márquez
eBook
Available as a print book

“Crónica de una muerte anunciada” por Gabriel García Márquez
Available as a print book

“Mexican Gothic” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
eBook
Available as a print book

“Lay Your Sleeping Head: A Henry Rios Mystery” by Michael Nava
Available as a print book

“The Poetry of Pablo Neruda”
Available as a print book

“Nuyorican Poetry: An Anthology of Puerto Rican Words and Feelings” edited by Miguel Piñero and Miguel Algarín
Available as a print book

“Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter” by Mario Vargas Llosa
Available as a print book

“The Neighborhood” by Mario Vargas Llosa
eBook
Available as a print book

“Cinco esquinas” por Mario Vargas Llosa
Available as a print book

Nonfiction

“Before Night Falls” by Reinaldo Arenas
Available as a print book

“The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border” by Francisco Cantú
eBook
Audiobook
Available as a print book

“Open Veins Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent” by Eduardo Galeano
eBook
Available as a print book

“When I Was Puerto Rican” by Esmeralda Santiago
Available as a print book

“Cuando era puertoriqueña” por Esmeralda Santiago
Available as a print book

“Almost a Woman” by Esmeralda Santiago
Available as a print book

“Casi una mujer” por Esmeralda Santiago
Audiobook
Available as a print book

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