Celebrating Latino Books Month!

May 18th, 2022 – Chely Munoz, Adult Services

The month of May is about many things: spring, youth, love, and rebirth. It’s also about celebrating some absolutely fantastic Latino novels. Thankfully, over the past few years there has been a rise in Latino work in the publishing industry. Not by much mind you, going from 2% in the year 2000 to 7% by 2019, but there have been steps made to deliver quality work by more diverse authors.

And we readers get to enjoy those efforts. Novels like Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia and The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina by Zoraida Córdova are perfect for fans of dark and lush supernatural settings that carry a sense of haunt and wonder. 

On the other side of the spectrum are wonderful romance novels such as You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria and Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton. Or you can go with one of the many beautiful works of Julia Alvarez, who was a pivotal figure in the rise of Latino literature with a poetic and graceful way of storytelling. There are so many options to choose from, each with its own flavor and flow for any sort of reader.

So for May, how about you stop on by and pick one of these out from your favorite section and enjoy what the world of Latino literature has to offer?


*In The Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
*The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa
*It Is Wood, It Is Stone by Gabriella Burnham

Science Fiction:

*The Tiger’s Daughter by K. Arsenault Rivera
*Chilling Effect by Valerie Valdes

Paperback Books:

*His Perfect Partner by Priscilla Oliveras
*Crashing Into Her by Mia Sosa

Teen Fiction:

*Lobizona by Romina Garber
*All These Monsters by Amy Tintera
*Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez

Juvenile Fiction:

*The Storm Runner by Jennifer Cervantes
*Sal & Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez
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