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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.


cover of The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros



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.



cover of Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero




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.


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