Hispanic Heritage Month

 

Gods of Jade and Shadow
Gods of Jade and Shadow
By Moreno-Garcia, Silvia
- Del Rey Books
9780525620754 Check Our Catalog

 

The Mayan god of death sends a young woman on a harrowing, life-changing journey in this dark, one-of-a-kind fairy tale inspired by Mexican folklore.

"A spellbinding fairy tale rooted in Mexican mythology . . . Gods of Jade and Shadow is a magical fairy tale about identity, freedom, and love, and it's like nothing you've read before."--Bustle

NAMED ONE OF THE …More
 

We Set the Dark on Fire
We Set the Dark on Fire
By Mejia, Tehlor Kay
2019-02 - Katherine Tegen Books
9780062691316 Check Our Catalog

 

 

"We Set the Dark on Fire burns bright. It will light the way for a new generation of rebels and lovers." --NPR

"Mejia pens a compelling, gripping story that mirrors real world issues of immigration and equality." --Buzzfeed

Five starred reviews

In this daring and romantic fantasy debut perfect for fans of …More
 

The Poet X
The Poet X
By Acevedo, Elizabeth
2018-03 - Quill Tree Books
9780062662804 Check Our Catalog

 

Awards:
Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards (0001), Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards (2018), Golden Kite (2019), Michael L. Printz Award (2019), National Book Awards (2018), Pura Belpre Award (2019)

 

Winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Pura Belpr Award

Fans of Jacqueline Woodson, Meg Medina, and Jason Reynolds will fall hard for this astonishing New York Times-bestselling novel-in-verse by an award-winning slam poet, about an Afro-Latina heroine who tells her story with blazing words …More
 

Cantoras
Cantoras
By De Robertis, Carolina
2019-09 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780525521693 Check Our Catalog

 

"Cantoras is a stunning lullaby to revolution--and each woman in this novel sings it with a deep ferocity. Again and again, I was lifted, then gently set down again--either through tears, rage, or laughter. Days later, I am still inside this song of a story." --Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award-winning author

From the highly acclaimed, award-winning author of The Gods of …More
 

The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora
By Cartaya, Pablo
2018-04 - Puffin Books
9781101997253 Check Our Catalog

 

Awards:
Pura Belpre Award (2018)

A 2018 Pura Belpr Author Honor Book

Save the restaurant. Save the town. Get the girl. Make Abuela proud. Can thirteen-year-old Arturo Zamora do it all or is he in for a BIG, EPIC FAIL?

For Arturo, summertime in Miami means playing basketball until dark, sipping mango smoothies, and keeping cool under banyan trees. And maybe a few shifts as junior lunchtime dishwasher at Abuela's …More
 

Dominicana
Dominicana
By Cruz, Angie
2019-09 - Flatiron Books
9781250205933 Check Our Catalog

 

Awards:
Alex Awards (2020)

In bright, musical prose that reflects the energy of New York City, Cruz's Dominicana is a vital portrait of the immigrant experience and the timeless coming-of-age story of a young woman finding her voice in the world. …More
 

Ordinary Girls
Ordinary Girls
By Diaz, Jaquira
2019-10 - Algonquin Books
9781616209131 Check Our Catalog

 

One of the Must-Read Books of 2019 According to O: The Oprah Magazine * Time * Bustle * Electric Literature * Publishers Weekly * The Millions * The Week * Good Housekeeping

"There is more life packed on each page of Ordinary Girls than some lives hold in a lifetime." --Julia Alvarez

In this searing memoir, Jaquira D az writes fiercely and …More
 

Love in the Time of Cholera
Love in the Time of Cholera
By Garcia Marquez, Gabriel
Translator Grossman, Edith
2003-10 - Vintage Books USA
9781400034680 Check Our Catalog

 

In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermino Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs--yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, …More
 

A Long Petal of the Sea
A Long Petal of the Sea
By Allende, Isabel
Translator Caistor, Nick
Translator Hopkinson, Amanda
2020-01 - Ballantine Books
9781984820150 Check Our Catalog

 

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - From the author of The House of the Spirits, this epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a place to call home.

"One of the most richly imagined portrayals of the Spanish Civil War to date, and one of the strongest and most affecting works in …More
 

Little Eyes
Little Eyes
By Schweblin, Samanta
2020-05 - Riverhead Books
9780525541363 Check Our Catalog

 

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE

"Her most unsettling work yet -- and her most realistic." --New York Times

A visionary novel about our interconnected present, about the collision of horror and humanity, from a master of the spine-tingling tale.

They've infiltrated homes in Hong Kong, shops in Vancouver, the streets of in Sierra Leone, town …More
 

The Grief Keeper
The Grief Keeper
By Villasante, Alexandra
2019-06 - G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
9780525514022 Check Our Catalog

 

This stunning YA debut is a timely and heartfelt speculative narrative about healing, faith, and freedom.

Seventeen-year-old Marisol has always dreamed of being American, learning what Americans and the US are like from television and Mrs. Rosen, an elderly expat who had employed Marisol's mother as a maid. When she pictured an American life for herself, she dreamed of a life …More
 

We Are Not from Here
We Are Not from Here
By Sanchez, Jenny Torres
2020-05 - Philomel Books
9781984812261 Check Our Catalog

 

A poignant novel of desperation, escape, and survival across the U.S.-Mexico border, inspired by current events.

Pulga has his dreams.

Chico has his grief.

Peque a has her pride.

And these three teens have one another. But none of them have illusions about the town they've grown up in and the dangers that surround them. Even with the love of family, …More
 

Letters from Cuba
Letters from Cuba
By Behar, Ruth
2020-08 - Nancy Paulsen Books
9780525516477 Check Our Catalog

 

Pura Belpr Award Winner Ruth Behar's inspiring story of a young Jewish girl who escapes Poland to make a new life in Cuba, while she works to rescue the rest of her family

The situation is getting dire for Jews in Poland on the eve of World War II. Esther's father has fled to Cuba, and she is the first one to join him. It's heartbreaking to be separated from her beloved sister, …More
 

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
By Sanchez, Erika L.
2019-03 - Ember
9781524700515 Check Our Catalog

 

National Book Award Finalist

Instant New York Times Bestseller

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian meets Jane the Virgin in this poignant but often laugh-out-loud funny contemporary YA about losing a sister and finding yourself amid the pressures, expectations, and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican American home.

…More
 

Fruit of the Drunken Tree
Fruit of the Drunken Tree
By Contreras, Ingrid Rojas
2018-07 - Doubleday Books
9780385542722 Check Our Catalog

 

"One of the most dazzling and devastating novels I've read in a long time...Readers of Fruit of the Drunken Tree will surely be transformed."

--San Francisco Chronicle

"Simultaneously propulsive and poetic, reminiscent of Isabel Allende...Listen to this new author's voice -- she has something powerful to say."

--Entertainment Weekly
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The Book of Unknown Americans
The Book of Unknown Americans
By Henriquez, Cristina
2014-06 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780385350846 Check Our Catalog

 

Awards:
Dayton Literary Peace Prize (2015)

A triumph of storytelling. Henriquez pulls us into the lives of her characters with such mastery that we hang on to them just as fiercely as they hang on to one another and their dreams. This passionate, powerful novel will stay with you long after you've turned the final page. Ben Fountain, author of "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk"

A boy and a girl who fall in love. Two families …More
 

Everything Inside: Stories
Everything Inside: Stories
By Danticat, Edwidge
2019-08 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780525521273 Check Our Catalog

 

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD

WINNER OF THE STORY PRIZE

WINNER OF THE 2020 VILCEK PRIZE IN LITERATURE

From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of Brother, I'm Dying, a collection of vividly imagined stories about community, family, and love.

Rich with hard-won wisdom and humanity, set in locales from Miami and …More
 

Mexican Whiteboy
Mexican Whiteboy
By De La Pena, Matt
2008-08 - Delacorte Press
9780385903295 Check Our Catalog

 

Awards:
Delaware Diamonds Award (2012), Grand Canyon Reader Award (2011), Tayshas Reading (2009)

DANNY'S TALL AND skinny. Even though he's not built, his arms are long enough to give his pitch a power so fierce any college scout would sign him on the spot. A 95 mph fastball, but the boy's not even on a team. Every time he gets up on the mound he loses it.

But at his private school, they don't expect much else from him. Danny's brown. Half-Mexican brown. And growing up in San Diego …More
 

Sabrina and Corina: Stories
Sabrina and Corina: Stories
By Fajardo-Anstine, Kali
2019-04 - One World
9780525511298 Check Our Catalog

 

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST - Latinas of Indigenous descent living in the American West take center stage in this haunting debut story collection--a powerful meditation on friendship, mothers and daughters, and the deep-rooted truths of our homelands.

"Here are stories that blaze like wildfires, with characters who made me laugh and broke my heart."--Sandra Cisneros …More
 

Undocumented Americans
Undocumented Americans
By Cornejo Villavicencio, Karla
2020-03 - One World
9780399592683 Check Our Catalog

 

One of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans in this deeply personal and groundbreaking portrait of a nation.

"Karla's book sheds light on people's personal experiences and allows their stories to be told and their voices to be heard."--Selena Gomez

Writer Karla Cornejo …More
 

Lost Children Archive
Lost Children Archive
By Luiselli, Valeria
2019-02 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780525520610 Check Our Catalog

 

Awards:
Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence (2020)

WINNER OF THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN FICTION

WINNER OF THE FOLIO PRIZE

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST

FINALIST FOR THE KIRKUS PRIZE FOR FICTION

LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE

LONGLISTED FOR THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE

One of The New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year

A Best Book …More
 

The Black Jersey
The Black Jersey
By Zepeda Patterson, Jorge
Translator Obejas, Achy
2019-06 - Random House
9781984801067 Check Our Catalog

 

A fast-paced mystery where Murder on the Orient Express meets the Tour de France--someone's killing off cyclists one by one.

There are cyclists willing to die to win a single stage of the Tour, taking suicidal descents at more than 90 kilometers per hour, but now I know there are cyclists willing to kill to win.

Marc Moreau, a professional cyclist with a military …More
 

The Shape of the Ruins
The Shape of the Ruins
By Vasquez, Juan Gabriel
2018-09 - Riverhead Books
9780735211148 Check Our Catalog

 

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE

A sweeping tale of conspiracy theories, assassinations, and twisted obsessions -- the much anticipated masterpiece from Juan Gabriel V squez.

The Shape of the Ruins is a masterly story of conspiracy, political obsession, and literary investigation. When a man is arrested at a museum for attempting to steal …More
 

The House on Mango Street
The House on Mango Street
By Cisneros, Sandra
1991-04 - Vintage
9780679734772 Check Our Catalog

 

Told in a series of vignettes stunning for their eloquence, The House on Mango Street is Sandra Cisneros's greatly admired novel of a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Acclaimed by critics, beloved by children, their parents and grandparents, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, it has entered …More
 

This Is How You Lose Her
This Is How You Lose Her
By Diaz, Junot
2012-09 - Riverhead Books
9781594487361 Check Our Catalog

 

Awards:
ALA Notable Books (2013), Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence (2013), National Book Awards (2012), New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association Award (2013), Story Prize (2012), Story Prize (2013)

A Pulitzer Prize winner turns his prodigious talent to the haunting, impossible power of love. Hilarious and devastating, raucous and tender, these stories lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weaknesses of our all-too-human hearts. …More
 

Suncatcher
Suncatcher
By Pimienta, Jose
2020-05 - Random House Graphic
9780593124819 Check Our Catalog

 

Beatriz must create the perfect song in order to free her grandfather's soul . . . but what will be the cost? A fantastical YA graphic novel about creative passion and obsession, great for fans of The Prince and the Dressmaker and Level Up.

If life wasn't already hard enough for Beatriz -- being a teenager, trying to start a band, and …More