Books for Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month

By Luis Diaz | July 31 2023 | General

Penguin Random House Education is proud to celebrate Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs annually from September 15th through October 15th.  We are highlighting the works of our authors and illustrators from the Latinx and Hispanic community, whose stories and characters have a profound impact on our society.

Here is a selection of titles that we encourage you to share with your students:

Latinx & Hispanic Creators – Middle School titles

Latinx & Hispanic Creators – High School titles

Las Madres
A novel
From the award-winning, best-selling author of When I Was Puerto Rican, a powerful novel of family, race, faith, sex, and disaster that moves between Puerto Rico and the Bronx, revealing the lives and loves of five women and the secret that binds them together
$28.00 US
Aug 01, 2023
336 Pages

Tarta Americana
A suite of poems that channels the legendary singer-songwriter Ritchie Valens to examine and question mid-twentieth-century conceptions of race and art, identity and desire
$20.00 US
Sep 12, 2023
144 Pages
Penguin Books

A Memoir
A young poet tells the inspiring story of his migration from El Salvador to the United States at the age of nine in this “gripping memoir” (NPR) of bravery, hope, and finding family. 
$18.00 US
Jun 06, 2023
416 Pages

Before the Devil Knows You're Here
Part dark gothic fantasy, part journey into the bizarre, this delicious blending of tall tales and Latin American surrealism will haunt you as you devour it!
$18.99 US
Oct 03, 2023
240 Pages
Peachtree Teen

Iveliz Explains It All
(Newbery Honor Award Winner)
How do you speak up when it feels like no one is listening? In this moving novel in verse, one girl takes on seventh grade while facing mental health challenges, and must find her voice to advocate for the help and understanding she deserves."Powerful." —Lisa Fipps, Printz Honor-winning author of Starfish
$8.99 US
Sep 12, 2023
288 Pages

A Seed in the Sun
A farm-working girl with big dreams meets activist Dolores Huerta and joins the 1965 protest for workers’ rights in this tender-hearted novel in verse, perfect for fans of Rita Williams-Garcia and Pam Muñoz Ryan.
$17.99 US
Oct 25, 2022
272 Pages
Dial Books