September 29, 2014

TOP 14 CHILDREN'S BOOKS AND YOUNG ADULT LATINO AUTHORS

 
Hispanic Heritage Month is in full swing and The Latina Book Club continues its celebration and promotion of Latino authors.  Below is an impressive list of children's books and young adult authors.  I didn't include the obvious choices -- Esmeralda Santiago (When I Was Puerto Rican), Julia Alvarez (Return to Sender) and Sandra Cisneros (The House on Mango Street) -- to give their spots to "newer" authors, a few of whom have won the prestigious Pura Belpre Award. 

We also did not include these two new authors -- Cindy L. Rodriguez (When Reason Breaks) and Valerie Tejeda (Hollywood Witch Hunters) -- because their works will not be out until 2015, but keep them in mind for the new year.  The Latina Book Club welcomes your additions to our list.  --mcf




1.    *Yuyi Morales, Niño Wrestles the World, www.yuyimorales.com
 

2.    Yadhira Gonzalez-Taylor, Martina Finds a Shiny Coin, www.ygtbooks.com
 

3.    *Duncan Tonatiuh, Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale, www.duncantonatiuh.com
 

4.    *Benjamin Alire Saenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Benjamin-Alire-Saenz/44544494
 

5.    *Pam Muñoz Ryan, The Dreamer, www.pammunozryan.com
 

6.    Alidis Vicente, Violet, www.alidisvicente.com
 

7.    *Meg Medina, Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass*, www.megmedina.com
 

8.    Stephanie Diaz, Extraction, www.stephaniediazbooks.com
 

9.    *Matt de la Peña, The Living, www.mattdelapena.com
 

10. Diana Lopez, Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel, www.dianalopezbooks.com


11. Sandra Perez Gluschankoff, The Last Hernandez, www.palabrasandstories.com
 

12. Torrey Maldonado, Secret Saturdays, www.torreymaldonado.com
 

13. Claudia Guadalupe Martinez, Pig Park, www.claudiaguadalupemartinez.com
 

14. Liz de Jesus, First Frost, www.lizdejesus.com
 

 
*Pura Belpre Award Winners, http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/belpremedal
 
 
 
Happy Reading!  Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!