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Juvenile Fiction - People & Places - United States - Hispanic & Latino
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Author: Celia C. PĂ©rez
Release Date: April 23, 2019
Roller Girl meets School of Rock in this illustrated middle-grade novel about identity, friendship, and riot-grrrl power by librarian and debut author Celia C. Pérez.

[English-language edition.
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Author: Carlos Hernandez
Release Date: March 05, 2019
Rick Riordan Presents a brilliant sci-fi romp with Cuban influence that poses this question. What would you do if you had the power to reach through time and space and retrieve anything you want, including your mother, who is no longer living (in this universe, anyway).
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Author: Nicholasa Mohr | Narrator: Eileen Stevens
Release Date: February 26, 2019
In this sequel to Felita, Felita's going to Puerto Rico. It's like a dream to her, although she'll miss her friends. But Felita's summer isn't at all what she expected. Her uncle's small village is boring, and none of the girls wants to be friends with an outsider.
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Author: Ryan Calejo | Narrator: Giordan Diaz
Release Date: October 23, 2018
The Lightning Thief meets the Story Thieves series in this middle grade fantasy inspired by Hispanic folklore, legends, and myths from the Iberian Peninsula and Central and South America.

Charlie Hernández has always been proud of his Latin American heritage.
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Author: Torrey Maldonado | Narrator: Torrey Maldonado
Release Date: September 04, 2018
Tight. Lately, Bryan's been feeling it in all kinds of ways . . .

Bryan knows what's tight for him--reading comics, drawing superheroes, and hanging out with no drama. But drama is every day where he's from, and that gets him tight, wound up.
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Author: Pablo Cartaya | Narrator: Pablo Cartaya
Release Date: August 21, 2018
One boy's search for his father leads him to Puerto Rico in this moving middle-grade novel, for fans of Ghost and See You in the Cosmos.

Marcus Vega is six feet tall, 180 pounds, and the owner of a premature mustache. When you look like this and you're only in the eighth grade, you're both a threat and a target.
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Author: Susan Middleton Elya | Narrator: Laura Ortiz
Release Date: June 05, 2018
The Princess and the Pea gets a fresh twist in this charming bilingual retelling, winner of the Pura Belpré Medal for Illustration.

El príncipe knows this girl is the one for him, but, as usual, his mother doesn't agree.
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Author: Junot DĂ­az | Narrator: Junot DĂ­az
Release Date: March 13, 2018
From New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz comes a debut picture book about the magic of memory and the infinite power of the imagination.
 
Every kid in Lola's school was from somewhere else.
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Author: Pablo Cartaya | Narrator: Pablo Cartaya
Release Date: May 16, 2017
A 2018 Pura Belpré Author Honor Book

Save the restaurant. Save the town. Get the girl. Make Abuela proud. Can thirteen-year-old Arturo Zamora do it all or is he in for a BIG, EPIC FAIL. 

For Arturo, summertime in Miami means playing basketball until dark, sipping mango smoothies, and keeping cool under banyan trees.
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Author: Ruth Behar | Narrator: Ruth Behar
Release Date: April 11, 2017
Winner of the 2018 Pura Belpre Award.

“A book for anyone mending from childhood wounds.”—Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street

 
In this unforgettable multicultural coming-of-age narrative—based on the author’s childhood in the 1960s—a young Cuban-Jewish immigrant girl is adjusting to her new life in New York City when her American dream is suddenly derailed.
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Author: Patricia Castelao and Ricky Martin | Narrator: Ricky Martin
Release Date: November 12, 2013
When you reach for the moon…sometimes you land among the stars.
 
Santiago’s biggest dream is to perform on stage.  But when he doesn’t get the lead role in the school play, he can’t help but doubt himself.
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Author: Julia Alvarez | Narrator: Michelle Gonzalez
Release Date: September 13, 2011
Julia Alvarez’s heartwarming novel—now in Spanish.

De cómo tía Lola vino de visita a quedarse, una novela juvenil de Julia Alvarez, cuenta la deliciosa historia de una familia dominicana, instalada en Vermont, que recibe la visita de una pariente muy especial.
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