Sep 292020
Great Children’s Books by Hispanic Authors

A post about great children’s books by Hispanic authors is doomed to fail for underinclusion. There are loads of great books to choose from, so instead of pretending that we’ve gathered all the greatness here, view this post as an introduction to magnificence, a foyer to a house filled with great literature just waiting for you to encounter it. Meet 21 great children’s books by Hispanic authors.

Beginning Chapter Books

Stella Diaz Has Something to Say by Angela Dominguez

Sofia Martinez: My Family Adventure by Jacqueline Jules, illustrated by Kim Smith

Zapato Power series by Jacqueline Jules

Sarai and the Meaning of Awesome by Sarai Gonzalez and Monica Brown

13th Street #1: Battle of the Bad Breath Bats by David Bowles

Middle Grade Chapter Books

Dactyl Hill Squad by Daniel Jose Older

Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres

Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora  by Pablo Cartaya

They Call Me Guero: A Border Kid’s Poems by David Bowles

Picture Books

Abuela by Arthur Dorros, illustrated by Elisa Kleven

We’ve Got the Whole World in Our Hands by Rafael Lopez

Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

Last Stop on Market Street and Carmela Full of Wishes by Matt de La Pena

Kitchen Dance by Maurie J. Manning

Looking for Bongo by Eric Velasquez

The One Day House by Julia Durango, illustrated by Bianca Diaz

Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto and Ed Martinez

My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero, illustrated by Zeke Pena

Freedom, We Sing by Amyra Leon and Molly Mendoza


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