The best books celebrating Latino cultural heritage, by Latino/a authors and illustrators from 1996 to the present.



by Morales, Yuyi
Call Number: xz

Pre-K - Grade 3

Yuyi Morales delivers another classic in this autobiographical story of her immigration from Mexico to the United States with her small son. The library is an entry point for literacy, wonder, and Morales’ future career as an author/illustrator. A celebration of finding your creative self in dual languages.




La Princesa and the Pea

by Elya, Susan Middleton
Call Number: xz

Lowriders to the Center of the Earth

by Camper, Cathy,
Call Number: e-Book

Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music

by Engle, Margarita
Call Number: xz

Grades Pre-K-3. A little girl dreams of pounding on congas and bongos at a time when everyone thinks only boys can play the drums in this richly illustrated rhyming story. Inspired by the life of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, the drummer for Cuba’s first “all-girl dance band,” it’s a powerful lesson that “both girls and boys should feel free to dream.”


Viva Frida

by Morales, Yuyi
Call Number: S xz

Niño Wrestles the World

by Morales, Yuyi.
Call Number: xz

(Gr. K-3)  Niño! Yuyi Morales’ pint-size, briefs clad, masked luchadore is guaranteed to win you over as he defeats foes like la momia Guanajuato, the Guanajuato mummy, with such surefire moves as the Tickle Tackle! Particularly endearing is his conciliatory approach to his final contenders: las hermanitas, his boisterous baby sisters. The book includes brief explanatory notes on lucha libre. 


Martin de Porres: The Rose in the Desert

by Schmidt, Gary D.
Call Number: x 92 M3785Sc

Diego Rivera: His World and Ours

by Tonatiuh, Duncan.
Call Number: x 92 R621To

Grandma's Gift

by Velasquez, Eric.
Call Number: xz

Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day/Celebremos El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros

by Mora, Pat.
Call Number: S xz

Children read aloud in various settings to celebrate of El día de los niños, or Children's Day, in this bilingual story. Includes facts about Mexico's annual celebration of children and the book fiestas that are often included.


Los Gatos Black on Halloween

by Montes, Marisa.
Call Number: xz

Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book

by Morales, Yuyi.
Call Number: x 398 M8285

In this version of a traditional tale, Senor Calavera arrives at Grandma Beetle's door, ready to take her to the next life, but after helping her count, in English and Spanish, as she makes her birthday preparations, he changes his mind.


Chato and the Party Animals

by Soto, Gary.
Call Number: xz

Snapshots from the Wedding

by Soto, Gary.
Call Number: xz

Chato's Kitchen

by Soto, Gary.
Call Number: xz Ed.a