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Hispanic & Latinx Authors

Booklists > Hispanic & Latinx Authors

"It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams."

- Gabriel García Márquez 

Arts & Poetry

Modern Masters from Latin America

Once Upon a Quiñceanera
Julia Alvarez

Picasso: Love and War, 1935-1945
Anne Baldassari

Book of Imaginary Beings
Jorge Luis Borges

In the Shadow of al-Andalus
Victor Cruz

Velázquez: His Life and Works in 500 Images
Susie Hodge

The Latino Holiday Book
Valerie Menard

Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape
Joan Miró

Then Come Back: The Lost Neruda Poems
Pablo Neruda

Borderless: The Art of Luis Tapia
Carmella Padilla

The Tijuana Book of the Dead
Luis Alberto Urrea


My (Underground) American Dream
Julissa Arce

American Chica
Marie Arana

My Time to Speak: Reclaiming Ancestry and Confronting Race
Ilia Calderón

The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border
Francisco Cantú

Autobiography of My Hungers
Rigoberto González

The Distance Between Us
Reyna Grande

Thoughts Without Cigarettes
Oscar Hijuelos

Unbreakable: My Story, My Way
Jenni Rivera

The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light
Carlos Santana

My Beloved World
Sonia Sotomayor

Frida in America: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist
Celia Stahr


The Hispanic Republican: The Shaping of an American Political Identity
Geraldo Cadava

Book of Isaias: A Child of Hispanic Immigrants Seeks His Own America
Daniel Connolly

Our America: A Hispanic History of the United States
Felipe Fernández-Armesto

El Norte: The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America
Carrie Gibson

Definitely Hispanic: Growing Up Latino and Celebrating What Unites Us
LeJuan James

Herencia: The Anthology of Hispanic Literature of the United States
Nicolas Kanellos

Atlas of Hispanic-American History
George Ochoa

Brown: The Last Discovery of America
Richard Rodriguez

Finding Your Hispanic Roots
George Ryskamp

Translation Nation
Héctor Tobar

The Devil's Highway
Luis Alberto Urrea

Rain of Gold
Victor Villaseñor


Inés of My Soul
Isabel Allende

How the García Girls Lost Their Accents
Julia Alvarez

The House on Mango Street
Sandra Cisneros

Claire of the Sea Light
Edwidge Danticat

You Had Me at Hola
Alexis Daria

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Junot Diaz

Like Water for Chocolate
Laura Esquivel

The Book of Unknown Americans
Cristina Henríquez

Daughters of the Stone
Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa

The New American
Micheline Aharonian Marcom

The Infatuations
Javier Marías

Love in the Time of Cholera
Gabriel García Márquez

Big Familia
Tomas Moniz

The Last Great Road Bum
Héctor Tobar

The Hummingbird's Daughter
Luis Alberto Urrea

Spanish Language

Retrato en sepia
Isabel Allende

Cómo agua para chocolate
Laura Esquivel

Carlos Fuentes

La tentación de lo imposible
Mario Vargas Llosa

La sombra del viento
Carlos Ruiz Zafón