YA Books for Hispanic Heritage Month
As we’re celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, it’s a good time to look at books by Hispanic or Latinx authors. Here are three of my favorites.
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
Cisneros created a wonderful series of vingettes about a Chicana girl growing up in Chicago. If you haven’t read this classic yet, I recommend you do it right away.
Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero
Gabi’s voice is so unique yet reflective of what all teen girls go through. I loved following her (and her family and friends) as she faces challenges with humor, spirit, and enough junk food to fuel a small army. If you’re looking for the best of YA, you need to read this book.
A Cuban Girls Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey
After the trifecta of her grandmother’s death, a betrayal by her best friend, and her boyfriend dumping her, Cuban-American baker Lila is forced to take a “vacation” in chilly England. But she is surprised to find it’s not all bad, thanks to baking, new friends, and a boy named after a constellation. A cozy, sweet young adult novel that you’ll think of fondly—I loved this book!
Do you have any books to add to this list? Please share in the comments.