YA National Hispanic Heritage Month

YA Books for National Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by reading books by contemporary Hispanic authors! Use this flowchart to help you decide which book you should pick up next.

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Compiled by:
Macklin & Lizzy S.


Clap When You Land

Elizabeth Acevedo
Y Acevedo

In the raw and emotional verse novel, Acevedo's exploration of loss packs an effective double punch, unraveling the aftermath of losing a parent alongside the realities of familial inheritance.—Publishers Weekly

A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow

Laura Taylor Namey

Part romance, part foodie heaven, the warm atmosphere will make readers want to cook and dance and love.—Kirkus Reviews

I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

Erika L. Sánchez
Y Sanchez

When the sister who delighted their parents by her faithful embrace of Mexican culture dies in a tragic accident, Julia, who longs to go to college and move into a home of her own, discovers from mutual friends that her sister may not have been as perfect as believed.—Baker & Taylor

Out of this World

Chilling Effect

Valerie Valdes
SF Valdes

After her sister is kidnapped by a shadowy syndicate known as The Fridge, the foul-mouthed Captain Eva Innocente and her motley crew aboard La Sirena Negra must pay the ransom through a series of dangerous missions. Original. 50,000 first printing.—Baker & Taylor

Dealing in Dreams

Lilliam Rivera
SF Rivera

Sixteen year old Nalah leads the fiercest all-girl crew in Mega City, but when she sets her sights on giving this life up for a prestigious home in Mega Towers, she must decide if she's willing to do the unspeakable to get what she wants.—Baker & Taylor

Labyrinth Lost

Zoraida Cordova
Y Cordova

Alex is the most powerful witch in her family, even though she's hated magic ever since it made her father disappear, but when an attempt to rid herself of magic makes her family vanish, she must travel to strange, dark land called Los Lagos to get them.—Baker & Taylor


Don't Date Rosa Santos

Nina Moreno
Y Moreno

Growing up in a cross-cultural region of Florida under the shadow of a sea curse that scares away most sailors, a Cuban-American teen struggles with family dynamics and college dreams before falling for a mysterious tattooed boy from the local marina who compels her to pursue her freedom. A first novel. 25, first printing.—Baker & Taylor

We Set the Dark on Fire

Tehlor Kay Mejia
Y Mejia

When she is asked to spy for a resistance group working to bring equality to Medio, Daniela Vargas, a student at the Medio School for Girls, questions everything she's worked for.—Baker & Taylor

Woven in Moonlight

Isabel Ibañez
Y Ibanez

When the usurper Atoc demands the Condesa's hand in marriage, the decoy Condesa, Ximena, seizes the opportunity to find the ancient relic and return La Ciudad's true leader to their rightful place.—Baker & Taylor