20 Titles to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month – Biographies, Nonfiction & Poetry

29 Sep


These are only a few of the many Hispanic books in biographies, nonfiction and poetry.  I’m sure you’ll find something you love and maybe even discover a new favorite author or illustrator!

  1. Yum! MmMm! Que Rico!: America’s Sproutings by Pat Mora
  2. Iguanas in the Snow/Iguanas en la Nieve: And Other Winter Poems/Y Otros Poemas de Invierno by Francisco X. Alarcón
  3. ¡Pio Peep!: Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes by Alma Flor Ada
  4. Guacamole: Un Poema Para Cocinar / A Cooking Poem by Jorge Argueta
  5. Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People by Monica Brown
  6. Sonia Sotomayor (Women Who Broke the Rules) by Kathleen Krull

  7. The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano by Margarita Engle

  8. Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo by Monica Brown

  9. Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa by Veronica Chambers

  10. My Name Is Gabito/Me Llamo Gabito: The Life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez/La Vida de Gabriel Garcia Marquez by Monica Brown

  11. Diego Rivera: His World and Ours by Duncan Tonatiuh

  12. Growing Up Pedro: How the Martinez Brothers Made It from the Dominican Republic All the Way to the Major Leagues by Matt Tavares

  13. Waiting for the Biblioburro by Monica Brown

  14. Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales

  15. Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez by Kathleen Krull

  16. Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan Tonatiuh
  17. Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle

  18. Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes by Juan Felipe Herrera

  19. Yes! We Are Latinos: Poems and Prose About the Latino Experience by Alma Flor Ada

  20. 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente by Wilfred Santiago


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