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Posted on October 11, 2021 at 10:45 AM by Maggie Witte
National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 to October 15, a period to recognize and celebrate “the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.”
In honor of the celebration, KTB has gathered a list of titles by some of the Latinx authors for your selection.
DB 89358 I am not your perfect Mexican daughter by Erika L. Sanchez
After her older sister, Olga, dies suddenly, Julia knows she cannot live up to her sister's standards in the eyes of her traditional family. But she soon discovers that Olga may not have been as perfect as everyone thought. Commercial audiobook. Contanis some violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2017.
DB 92949 What if it’s us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli
When Arthur, a summer intern from Georgia, and Ben, a native New Yorker, meet, it feels like fate. But after three failed attempts at dating, they wonder if the universe is pushing them together or apart. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. Contains some desciptions of sex and strong language. 2018.
DB 87849 The inexplicable logic of my life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
El Paso, Texas. Seventeen-year-old Sal struggles with changes in his life that he can't control. When tragedies surround him and his close friends Sam and Fito, they help each other heal with love. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2017.
DB 99823 Clap when you land by Elizabeth Acevedo
A novel in verse. Teens Camino Rios, of the Dominican Republic, and Yahaira Rios, of New York City, are devastated to learn of their father's death in a plane crash and stunned to learn of each other's existence. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.
DB104120 Once upon a quincean~era by Monica Gomez-Hira
Carmen takes on a summer internship that has her reuniting with estranged family for an over-the-top quincean~era, reluctantly reconnecting to a long-lost ex-boyfriend, and finding happiness in the chaos. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB 83444 Memory of light by Francisco X. Stork
After a failed suicide attempt, Victoria Cruz wakes up in the psychiatric ward of a Texas hospital, with still no desire to live. But as the weeks pass and she meets other ward residents, Victoria begins to see a brighter path. Contains some strong language and some violence. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.
DB101561 Woven in moonlight by Isabel Ibañez
Ximena is the decoy Condesa, a stand-in for the last remaining royal. Motivated by her insatiable thirst for revenge against the usurper, Atos, Ximena plans to deceive him and uses her rare ability to spin thread from moonlight to her advantage. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.
DB101679 Cemetery boys by Aiden Thomas
Yadriel, who is transgender, summons the angry spirit of his high school's bad boy, and agrees to help him learn how he died, thereby proving himself a brujo, not a bruja, to his conservative family. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.