25 Titles to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month – Middle Grade & YA

23 Sep

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September has really gotten away from me!  I’ve been planning on doing some booklists for Hispanic Heritage Month and I realized that we’re heading toward October and I need to do them now! So, without further ado, here’s a great list of middle grade and young adult novels that feature Hispanic characters and/or are written by Hispanic authors.  My goal is to also create a picture book list as well as a nonfiction/biography/poetry list.  Enjoy!

  1. Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  2. Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones
  3. The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano
  4. Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi
  5. A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord
  6. Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  7. Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez
  8. How Tia Lola Came to Visit Stay by Julia Alvarez
  9. Maximilian & the Mystery of the Guardian Angel: A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller by Xavier Garza

  10. The Lightning Queen by Laura Resau
  11. Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  12. Call Me María by Judith Ortiz Cofer
  13. Cuba 15 by Nancy Osa
  14. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisernos
  15. Crossing the Wire by Will Hobbs
  16. Gringolandia by Lyn Miller-Lachmann
  17. The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette’s Journey to Cuba by Margarita Engle
  18. The Queen of Water by Laura Resau
  19. The Last Summer of the Death Warriors by Francisco X. Stork
  20. A Thunderous Whisper by Christina Diaz Gonzalez
  21. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  22. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
  23. Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older
  24. Death, Dickinson and the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia by Jenny Torres Sanchez
  25. The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore
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