It’s important for kids of all ages to see diversity in literature that reflects the world around them. Additionally, it’s important to discover stories that explore cultural heritages similar and different from their own. That’s why these audiobooks are perfect listens for you and your children during Hispanic Heritage Month.
From picture books to chapter books, everyone will enjoy these delightful stories:
Short and sweet audiobooks your littlest listeners will love:
When Carmela wakes up on her birthday, her wish has already come true–she’s finally old enough to join her big brother as he does the family errands. When they arrive at the Laundromat, Carmela finds a lone dandelion growing in the pavement. What will she wish for?
Listen to an excerpt Carmlea Full of Wishes
These audiobooks are perfect for middle grade kids–and their families!
Thanks to his abuela‘s stories, Charlie possesses an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the monsters and ghouls of Latin American myths, but he knew the stories were just make-believe…finds himself in the middle of an ancient battle between La Liga, a secret society of legendary mythological beings sworn to protect the Land of the Living, and La Mano Negra (a.k.a. the Black Hand), a cabal of evil spirits determined to rule mankind.
Listen to an excerpt Charlie HernÃ¡ndez & the League of Shadows
When Esperanza Ortega’s idyllic and comfortable life in Mexico is suddenly struck by tragedy, she and her mother flee to California during The Great Depression. They settle in a Mexican farm labor camp. Esperanza must learn to let go of the past and embrace a new future.
Listen to an excerpt Esperanza Rising
After a fight at school leaves Marcus facing suspension, Marcus’s mom decides it’s time for a change of environment. She takes Marcus and his younger brother to Puerto Rico to spend a week with relatives they don’t know. But Marcus can’t focus knowing that his father–who walked out of their lives ten years ago–is somewhere on the island.
Listen to an excerpt Marcus Vega Doesnâ€™t Speak Spanish
Zane Obispo spends every day exploring the sleeping volcano in his backyard. One day, a mysterious girl named Brooks shows up at Zane’s doorstep to tell him that the volcano is actually a centuries-old prison for the Maya god of death, whose destiny is directly tied to Zane’s. Suddenly, he’s thrust into a world of magic, gods, and monsters as he embraces his destiny.
Listen to an excerpt The Storm Runner