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National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 to October 15, a period of time covering the national independence days of a number of countries, including Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Chile.


We’re celebrating by highlighting the work of twelve contemporary Hispanic and Latinx authors whose stories embody an array of experiences, personalities, and genres. There’s a little something here for everyone!


by Angie Cruz

It’s 1965 and 15-year-old Ana, who married a man twice her age and moved to New York City to give her family the chance to immigrate, must choose between her desire and her sense of duty.

Yerba Buena

by Nina LaCour

A teen runaway-turned-renowned bartender and the newly-employed restaurant florist connect instantly, forcing them to decide whether their pasts will control their future.

Silver Nitrate

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

In Mexico City in 1993, a sound editor and her soap-opera-star best friend meet a cult horror director who wants their help to finish a strange film he started decades earlier.

L.A. Weather

by María Amparo Escandón

The Alvarado family is falling apart, confronted with divorce, betrayal, uncertainty, and wildfires.


Olga Dies Dreaming

by Xochitl Gonzalez

Olga and her brother lead attractive lives on the outside, but the reality of their family history and their mother’s political activity can only be ignored for so long.

The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina

by Zoraida Córdova

After the Montoya family receives their inheritances from the dying matriarch, a mysterious person begins to threaten the family.

The House of Broken Angels

by Luis Alberto Urrea

Big Angel is planning his final birthday party when his mother dies, forcing him to plan two family affairs and reflect on their lives as Mexican immigrants in America.

Infinite Country

by Patricia Engel

A young couple with a new baby leaves the violence of life in Colombia for America. When their Visas expire and one of them is deported, the other must make a difficult choice.


by Hernan Diaz

The life of a wealthy 1920s Wall Street tycoon and his wife are the center of a well-known book, but the truth needs to be extracted from the fabricated in this layered metafiction.

Clap When You Land

by Elizabeth Acevedo

A novel-in-verse following two sisters, one in the Dominican Republic and one in New York City, as they navigate the aftermath of losing their father.


by Julia Alvarez

A newly-retired English professor attempts to find direction after the loss of her husband, the disappearance of her sister, and the sudden arrival of a pregnant teenager at her door.

A Ballad of Love and Glory

by Reyna Grande

During the Mexican-American war, a Mexican army nurse and an Irish soldier fight for their country and, as their connection intensifies, for their future together.