National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 through October 15) celebrates Hispanic culture and history. Books are a great way to dive into a culture, and many classic and popular bestsellers have come from Hispanic writers around the globe. Here we look at five authors worth reading again and again.
This bestselling book by Mexican-American writer Sandra Cisneros is a coming-of-age story about a young girl, Esperanza Cordero, growing up in a Latino neighborhood of Chicago. Itâ€™s read by the author, which gives a new dimension to the story.
Listen to an excerpt The House on Mango Street
Spanish author Carlos Ruiz Zafonâ€™s massive bestseller has enthralled readers worldwide. In Barcelona just after World War II, a boy named Daniel is given an antiquarian book. He sets out on a quest to find the rest of the authorâ€™s work, and opens a door to secrets, madness, love affairs, and magic.
Listen to an excerpt The Shadow of the Wind