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Latinx in Children’s Publishing

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Latinos in Publishing has put together a fantastic list of Latinx bookstores around the country which include Cafe con Libros in Brooklyn, NY, LibroMobile in Santa Ana, CA, Palabras Bilingual Bookstore in Phoenix, AR, among others. Right now, purchasing books is the best way you can support them, so here’s a list of Latinx creators and stories to get you started:

  • Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal (Candlewick Press)
  • Ancient Earth Journal: The Early Cretaceous by Juan Carlos Alonso and Gregory S. Paul (Quarto Children’s Group)
  • Ancient Earth Journal: The Late Jurassic by Juan Carlos Alonso and Gregory S. Paul (Quarto Children’s Group)
  • Animal Journal: Land Mammals of the World by Juan Carlos Alonso (Quarto Children’s Group)
  • Beast Rider by Tony Johnston and María Elena Fontanot De Rhoads (ABRAMS/Amulet Books)
  • Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics by Margarita Engle; illus. by Rafael López (Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group / Henry Holt and Company BYR)
  • Carmela Full of Wishes by Matt De La Peña; illus. by Christian Robinson (Penguin Young Readers / G.P. Putnam’s Sons BFYR)
  • Category Five by Ann Dávila Cardinal (Tor Teen)
  • Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln by Margarita Engle; illus. by Rafael López (Simon & Schuster / Atheneum Books For Young Readers)
  • Danza! Amalia Hernández and El Ballet Folklórico de México by Duncan Tonatiuh (Abrams Books for Young Readers)
  • Dia De Los Muertos by Roseanne Greenfield Thong; illus. by Carles Ballesteros (Albert Whitman & Company)
  • Dreams from Many Rivers: A Hispanic History of the United States Told in Poems by Margarita Engle; illus. by Beatriz Gutierrez Hernandez (Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group / Henry Holt and Co. BYR)
  • Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle and Rafael López (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)
  • Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir by Margarita Engle (Simon & Schuster / Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
  • Forest World by Margarita Engle (Simon & Schuster / Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
  • The Fresh New Face of Griselda by Jennifer Torres (Little, Brown Young Readers)
  • The Halloween Tree by Susan Montanari; illus. by Teresa Martinez (Sourcebooks)
  • The Hero Next Door by Juana Medina and R.J. Palacio among various others (Random House / We Need Diverse Books)
  • Imagine! written and illustrated by Raúl Colón (Simon & Schuster / Paula Wiseman Books)
  • Lion Island: Cuba’s Warrior of Words by Margarita Engle (Simon & Schuster / Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
  • Love by Matt De La Peña; illus; by Loren Long (Penguin Young Readers / G.P. Putnam’s Sons BFYR)
  • The Map of Good Memories / El Mapa de los Buenos Momentos by Fran Nuño; illus. by Zuzanna Celej (Cuento de Luz)
  • Migrant by José Manuel Mateo. Illustrated by Javier Martínez Pedro (Abrams Books for Young Readers)
  • Miguel’s Brave Knight: Young Cervantes and His Dream of Don Quixote by Margarita Engle; illus. by Raúl Colón (Peachtree Publishing)
  • My Singing Nana by Pat Mora; illus. by Alyssa Bermudez (Magination Press)
  • The President of the Jungle by André Rodrigues, Larissa Ribiero, Paula Desgualdo, and Pedro Markun (Nancy Paulsen Books)
  • ResQ and Baby Orangutan by Eva J. Pell; illus. by Marrias Lanas (Tumblehome Publishing)
  • Señorita Mariposa by Ben Gundersheimer; illus. by Marcos Almada Rivero (Nancy Paulsen Books)
  • Soaring Earth: A Companion Memoir to Enchanted Air by Margarita Engle (Simon & Schuster / Atheneum Books For Young Readers)
  • Superman: Dawnbreaker by Matt de la Peña (Random House Children’s Books/ Random House BFYR)
  • Titanosaur: Discovering the World’s Largest Dinosaur by Dr. José Luis Carballido and Dr. Diego Pol; illus. By Florencia Gigena (Scholastic)
  • Us, in Progress: Short Stories about Young Latinos by Lulu Delacre (HarperCollins)
  • The Way to Rio Luna by Zoraida Córdova (Scholastic)
  • Yo Soy Muslim: A Father’s Letter to His Daughter by Mark Gonzales; illus. by Mehrdokht Amini (Simon & Schuster BYR / Salaam Reads)

Find these and more books to buy in our curated lists under the Reading Lists section.

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