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.
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.
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.
by María Amparo Escandón
The Alvarado family is falling apart, confronted with divorce, betrayal, uncertainty, and wildfires.
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.
by Zoraida Córdova
After the Montoya family receives their inheritances from the dying matriarch, a mysterious person begins to threaten the family.
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.
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.
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.
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.