Audiobook Recommendations for Latin and Hispanic Heritage Month Featuring Cover Art from My Broken Language
The Ultimate Audiobook Playlist for Latin and Hispanic Heritage Month

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 Alegría Hudes, the Pulitzer Prize–winning 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.

“Quiara Alegría Hudes is in her own league. Her sentences will take your breath away. How lucky we are to have her telling our stories.”—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 “delicious, twisted treat for lovers of noir”* about a daydreaming secretary, a lonesome enforcer, and the mystery of a missing woman they’re both desperate to find.

You’ll never know where to start…until you start. In this gutsy audio guidebook, Hedley & Bennett founder Ellen Marie Bennett will help anyone who’s 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

Author: Leila Cobo
Read By: Leila Cobo

Decoding “Despacito” 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 reggaetón and bilingual chart-toppers, this rich oral history is a veritable treasure trove of never-before heard anecdotes and insight from a who’s who of Latin music artists, executives, observers, and players.

Author: Desus & Mero
Read By: Desus & Mero

A New York Times bestseller. God-Level Knowledge Darts is a wild, hilarious guide to life from the hosts of the hit late-night show Desus & Mero and The Bodega Boys podcast.

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.

“Powerful, eye-opening, and important, this audiobook, narrated by the author, is a must-listen.”—AudioFile

App Kid is an inspiring and deeply personal coming of age memoir from one of Silicon Valley’s youngest entrepreneurs—a second-generation Latino immigrant who taught himself how to code as a thirteen-year-old and went on to claim his share of the American dream.

At once a sharp critique and a celebration of the gathering fervor of world politics, A Nation of Women compiles the groundbreaking work of Puerto Rican author and activist Luisa Capetillo and brings the humanistic thinking of her essays to this excellent audio collection.

When We Make It is a unforgettable debut young adult novel-in-verse that redefines what it means to “make it.”

“The energy. The clarity. The beauty. Elisabet Velasquez brings it all…Her voice is FIRE!”—New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Woodson

Horizontal Vertigo: A City Called Mexico is an unexpected travel narrative that reveals the vicissitudes and triumphs of the city ’s 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 Bolaño 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 Bolaño’s extraordinary body of work.

Looking for more recommendations? Browse our Latin and Hispanic Heritage Collection.