Hispanic Heritage Month: Kids Books by Latinx Authors

  • Mejia, Tehlor Kay
    Paola Santiago and the river of tears
    Summary:In Silver Springs, Arizona, her mother’s stories of the monstrous La Llorona are thrilling but unbelievable to science-loving Paola until she and her best friends Dante and Emma take a walk through a cactus field near the Gila River.

  • Cuevas, Adrianna.
    The total eclipse of Nestor Lopez
    Summary:"All Nestor Lopez wants is to live in one place for more than a few months and have dinner with his dad. When he and his mother move to a new town to live with his grandmother after his dad’s latest deployment, Nestor plans to lay low. He definitely doesn’t want to anyone find out his deepest secret: that he can talk to animals. But when the animals in his new town start disappearing, Nestor’s grandmother becomes the prime suspect after she is spotted in the woods where they were last seen. As Nestor investigates the source of the disappearances, he learns that they are being seized by a tule vieja–a witch who can absorb an animal’s powers by biting it during a solar eclipse. And the next eclipse is just around the corner… Now it’s up to Nestor’s extraordinary ability and his new friends to catch the tule vieja–and save a place he might just call home."–Amazon.

  • Diaz, Alexandra
    Santiago’s road home
    Summary:Fleeing abusive relatives and extreme poverty in Mexico, young Santiago endures being detained by ICE while crossing the border into the United States.

  • Engle, Margarita
    Dreams from many rivers : a Hispanic history of the United States told in poems
    Summary:"A middle grade verse history of Latinos in the United States, told through the voices of many and varied individuals ranging from Juan Ponce de León to modern-day sixth graders"–

  • Duarte Armendáriz, Luisana
    Julieta and the diamond enigma
    Summary:When a diamond goes missing from the Louvre, it is up to nine-year-old Julieta to identify the thief, exonerate her father, and return home to Boston before her baby brother is born. Includes glossary of French and Spanish words and notes about the Regent Diamond, Athena, and works of art mentioned in the book.

  • Hernandez, Carlos Alberto
    Sal and Gabi fix the universe
    Summary:"When best friends Sal and Gabi try to repair the damage they created when they altered the universe to help their families, they end up creating even more chaos"–

  • Calejo, Ryan
    Charlie Hernández & the castle of bones
    Summary:"When Queen Joanna is kidnapped Charlie and Violet set out across South America to find her and discover a conspiracy to raise the dead"–

  • Cervantes, Jennifer
    The Shadow Crosser : a Storm Runner novel
    Summary:"When a few Mexica gods try to put their Maya counterparts out of commission, it’s up to Zane and some godborns-in-training to save the universe"–