Latin and Hispanic Heritage Month is here! Which makes it the perfect time to shake the dust off your playlist and add audiobooks by Latin and Hispanic authors to your literary celebrations. Whether you’re a fan of captivating memoirs, business how-to’s, buzzy fiction, or dynamic, podcast-style narratives, you’ll find your kindred listening spirit here.
A Good Morning America Buzz Pick! In My Broken Language, Quiara AlegrĂa Hudes, the Pulitzer Prizeâwinning playwright and co-writer of In the Heights tells her lyrical story of coming of age with her Puerto Rican family as a collective muse.
âQuiara AlegriÌa Hudes is in her own league. Her sentences will take your breath away. How lucky we are to have her telling our stories.â—Lin-Manuel Miranda, award-winning creator of Hamilton and In the Heights
A New York Times Editors’ Choice. From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic comes Velvet Was the Night, a âdelicious, twisted treat for lovers of noirâ* about a daydreaming secretary, a lonesome enforcer, and the mystery of a missing woman theyâre both desperate to find.
Youâll never know where to startâŠuntil you start. In this gutsy audio guidebook, Hedley & Bennett founder Ellen Marie Bennett will help anyone whoâs procrastinating on a goal, career change, or business idea stop the obsessive worrying and leap into action. Discover the secrets of Dream First, Details Later.
“The author of this outstanding guide to starting and running a business narrates with a compelling blend of spontaneity and infectious determination.”—AudioFile
Decoding âDespacitoâ tracks the stories behind the biggest Latin hits of the past fifty years. From the salsa born and bred in the streets of New York City, to Puerto Rican reggaetĂłn and bilingual chart-toppers, this rich oral history is a veritable treasure trove of never-before heard anecdotes and insight from a whoâs who of Latin music artists, executives, observers, and players.
National Book Award finalist. In The Undocumented Americans, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, one of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans in this deeply personal and groundbreaking portrait of a nation.
âPowerful, eye-opening, and important, this audiobook, narrated by the author, is a must-listen.â—AudioFile
Horizontal Vertigo: A City Called Mexico is an unexpected travel narrative that reveals the vicissitudes and triumphs of the city âs cultural, political, and social history: from indigenous antiquity to the Aztec period, from the Spanish conquest to Mexico City today.
“Villoro’s sentences are studded with gemlike clauses, and passages wind into and away from enclaves, just as Mexico City is revealed by the author’s insights. All told, a listening experience not to miss.”—AudioFile
In Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo, a long-forgotten letter sets off a charged encounter with the past in this poignant and gorgeously told audiobook masterfully written by Sandra Cisneros, the celebrated bestselling author of The House on Mango Street, in a dual-language edition.
Chilean author Roberto BolaĂ±o is widely considered to be the greatest Latin American writer of his generation, and has delighted readers and influenced other writers around the world. Cowboy Graves is an unexpected treasure from the vault of this revolutionary talent: three fiercely original tales that bear the signatures of BolaĂ±o’s extraordinary body of work.
Looking for more recommendations? Browse our Latin and Hispanic Heritage Collection.