Celebrating National Latinx Heritage Month

By Caroline O'Connor | September 17 2020 | AdultsAllblogChildren'sGeneralGift

National Latinx Heritage Month is a period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States during which time we honor the contributions of Latinx Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture. The commemoration begins each year on September 15, the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence days during this period.

 

National Latinx Heritage Month is celebrated in myriad ways, from parades to concerts to food fairs. Another way to celebrate is to learn. “Latinx” is a more contemporary term used to describe people who are of or relate to Latin American origin or descent. It is a gender-neutral or non-binary alternative to Latino or Latina. These Children’s and Adult titles are just some of our bestselling books recognizing the contributions and influence of Latinx Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

 

Lantinx Adult Bestsellers

Latinx Children’s Bestsellers

 

#LeerNosUne, or “reading unites us,” created by the Vintage Español team.

 

We invite you to discover the following array of books for all ages:

Love in the Time of Cholera (Illustrated Edition)
978-0-593-31085-4
A beautifully packaged edition of one of García Márquez's most beloved novels, with never-before-seen illustrations by the Chilean artist Luisa Rivera and an interior design created by the author's son, Gonzalo García Barcha.
$25.00 US
Oct 27, 2020
6-5/8 x 9
Paperback
432 Pages
Vintage
Age

Finding Latinx
In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity
978-1-9848-9909-5
Debut author and journalist Paola Ramos travels to near and far corners of the country in search of Latin-X voices that illustrate a growing movement and represent a community of young Latinos that hold more political, social, and cultural relevance today than ever before
$16.95 US
Oct 20, 2020
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
336 Pages
Vintage
Age

Latinx
En busca de las voces que redefinen la identidad latina
978-1-9848-9911-8
Debut author and journalist Paola Ramos travels to near and far corners of the country in search of Latino voices that illustrate a growing movement and represent a community of young Latinos that hold more political, social and cultural relevance today than ever before. (English edition: FINDING LATINX, by Paola Ramos [Vintage, 10/20/2020])
$16.95 US
Oct 20, 2020
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
352 Pages
Vintage Espanol
Age

El precio del racismo
La hostilidad racial y la fractura del "sueño americano"
978-0-593-31107-3
A sweeping examination of how American racism has broken the country's social compact, eroded America's common goods, and damaged the lives of every American--and a heartfelt look at how these deep wounds might begin to heal. (English edition: AMERICAN POISON, by Eduardo Porter [Knopf, 3/17/2020])
$16.00 US
Sep 29, 2020
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
224 Pages
Vintage Espanol
Age

All We Can Save
Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis
978-0-593-23706-9
Provocative and illuminating essays making the case that women are on the front lines of climate change--as those most at risk, and those most likely to solve it.
$29.00 US
Sep 22, 2020
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
448 Pages
One World
Age

Cantoras (en Espanol)
978-0-593-08245-4
A revolutionary new novel about five wildly different women who, in the midst of the Uruguayan dictatorship, find one another as lovers, friends, and ultimately, family. (English edition: Cantoras, by Carolina de Robertis [Knopf, 9/3/2019])
$16.00 US
Sep 01, 2020
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
352 Pages
Vintage Espanol
Age

Sanctuary
978-1-9848-1571-2
Co-founder of the Women's March makes her YA debut in a near future dystopian where a young girl and her brother must escape a xenophobic government to find sanctuary.
$17.99 US
Sep 01, 2020
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
320 Pages
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Age 12 and up
Grade 7 & Up

Letters from Cuba
978-0-525-51647-7
Pura Belpré Award Winner Ruth Behar's inspiring story of a young Jewish girl who escapes Poland to make a new life in Cuba, while she works to rescue the rest of her family
$17.99 US
Aug 25, 2020
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
272 Pages
Nancy Paulsen Books
Age 10 and up
Grade 5 & Up

It Is Wood, It Is Stone
A Novel
978-1-9848-5583-1
Two women are drawn into a seductive web of privilege, displacement, sexuality, and other mysteries of the heart in this magnetic debut by a young Brazilian American author to watch.
$26.00 US
Jul 28, 2020
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
224 Pages
One World
Age

Everything Inside
Stories
978-0-525-56305-1
A dazzling collection of short stories about community, family, and love, from the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of Brother, I'm Dying
$16.00 US
Jul 07, 2020
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
240 Pages
Vintage
Age

Mexican Gothic
978-0-525-62078-5
From the author of Gods of Jade and Shadow comes a reimagining of the classic gothic suspense novel, a story about an isolated mansion in 1950s Mexico--and the brave socialite drawn to its treacherous secrets.
$27.00 US
Jun 30, 2020
6-1/8 x 9-1/8
Hardcover
320 Pages
Del Rey
Age

The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas
978-0-14-313503-6
"One of the wittiest, most playful, and . . . most alive and ageless books ever written." --Dave Eggers, The New Yorker A revelatory new translation of the playful, incomparable masterpiece of one of the greatest Black authors in the Americas A Penguin Classic
$17.00 US
Jun 02, 2020
5-1/16 x 7-3/4
Paperback
368 Pages
Penguin Classics
Age

Tertulia
978-0-14-313534-0
A fluid, expansive new collection from a poet whose work "dazzles with [an] energetic exploration of the Puerto Rican experience in the new millennium" (NBC News)
$20.00 US
Jun 02, 2020
6 x 9
Paperback
128 Pages
Penguin Books
Age

Cantoras
978-0-525-56343-3
A stunning work of queer fiction; a novel about five wildly different women drawn together in the crucible of the Uruguayan dictatorship
$16.95 US
Jun 02, 2020
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
336 Pages
Vintage
Age

Suncatcher
978-0-593-12482-6
Filled with music, passion, supernatural secrets, and family, Jose Pimienta's Suncatcher brings to life a contemporary story of a girl growng up in Mexicali, with a supernatural twist and a lot of music.
$24.99 US
May 19, 2020
5-3/4 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
224 Pages
Random House Graphic
Age 12 and up
Grade 7 & Up

We Are Not from Here
978-1-9848-1226-1
A poignant novel of desperation, escape, and survival across the U.S.-Mexico border, inspired by current events.
$18.99 US
May 19, 2020
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
368 Pages
Philomel Books
Age

Little Eyes
A Novel
978-0-525-54136-3
A visionary novel about our interconnected present, about the collision of horror and humanity, from a master of the spine-tingling tale.
$26.00 US
May 05, 2020
5-1/8 x 8
Hardcover
256 Pages
Riverhead Books
Age

Sabrina & Corina
Stories
978-0-525-51130-4
A haunting debut story collection on friendship, mothers and daughters, and the deep-rooted truths of our homelands, centered on Latinas of indigenous descent that shines a new light on the American West.
$17.00 US
Apr 07, 2020
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
240 Pages
One World
Age

Largo pétalo de mar
978-1-9848-9917-0
Sometimes fleeing is the only way to freedom. But leaving isn't the most difficult part -- it is returning that proves most heart-wrenching. A new and passionate historical novel from bestselling author Isabel Allende. [English edition: A Long Petal of the Sea / Isabel Allende / 9781984820150 (Ballantine Books, 1/21/2020)]
$17.00 US
Apr 07, 2020
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
384 Pages
Vintage Espanol
Age

The Undocumented Americans
978-0-399-59268-3
One of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans in this deeply personal and groundbreaking portrait of a nation.
$26.00 US
Mar 24, 2020
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
208 Pages
One World
Age

American Poison
How Racial Hostility Destroyed Our Promise
978-0-451-49488-7
A sweeping examination of how American racism has broken the country's social compact, eroded America's common goods, and damaged the lives of every American--and a heartfelt look at how these deep wounds might begin to heal.
$26.95 US
Mar 17, 2020
5-5/8 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
272 Pages
Knopf
Age

Before Night Falls
A Memoir
978-0-14-313484-8
The acclaimed memoir of a homosexual Cuban author chronicling his tumultuous yet luminary life, from his impoverished upbringing in Cuba to his imprisonment at the hands of a Communist regime, with a foreword by Colombian author Jaime Manrique. A Penguin Vitae Edition
$28.00 US
Feb 25, 2020
5-1/16 x 7-3/4
Hardcover
336 Pages
Penguin Classics
Age

Lost Children Archive
A novel
978-0-525-43646-1
The Booker Prize-nominated English-language debut from the two-time NBCC finalist: an emotionally resonant, fiercely imaginative, and utterly timely novel about a family's road trip across America.
$16.95 US
Feb 04, 2020
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
384 Pages
Vintage
Age

From Our Land to Our Land
Essays, Journeys, and Imaginings from a Native Xicanx Writer
978-1-60980-972-0
Essays on race, culture, and identity, Native Americans, the Latinx community, and more from the prolific writer, activist, bookseller, and LA's poet laureate.
$18.95 US
Jan 28, 2020
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
224 Pages
Seven Stories Press
Age

A Long Petal of the Sea
A Novel
978-1-9848-2015-0
From the New York Times bestselling author of The House of the Spirits comes an epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents, following two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a new place to call home.
$28.00 US
Jan 21, 2020
6-1/8 x 9-1/8
Hardcover
336 Pages
Ballantine Books
Age

Desierto Sonoro
978-0-525-56694-6
From the two-time NBCC Finalist, an emotionally resonant, fiercely imaginative new novel about a family's road trip across America--an indelible journey told with breathtaking imagery, spare lyricism, and profound humanity. [English-language edition: Lost Children Archive, by Valeria Luiselli / 9780525520610 (Knopf, 2/12/2019)]
$16.95 US
Oct 29, 2019
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
448 Pages
Vintage Espanol
Age

El amor en los tiempos del cólera (Edición ilustrada)
978-0-593-08165-5
A beautifully packaged edition of one of García Márquez's most beloved novels, El amor en los tiempos del cólera, with never before seen illustrations by the Chilean artist Luisa Rivera and an interior design created by the author's son, Gonzalo García Barcha. [English translation of title: Love in the Time of Cholera (Illustrated Edition)]
$25.00 US
Oct 22, 2019
6-5/8 x 9
Paperback
400 Pages
Vintage Espanol
Age

The Shape of the Ruins
A Novel
978-0-7352-1115-5
A sweeping tale of conspiracy theories, assassinations, and twisted obsessions -- the much anticipated masterpiece from Juan Gabriel Vásquez.
$17.00 US
Sep 24, 2019
6 x 9
Paperback
544 Pages
Riverhead Books
Age

The Black Jersey
A Novel
978-1-9848-0106-7
Murder on the Orient Express meets the Tour de France: In this breakneck mystery, someone's killing off cyclists one by one.
$27.00 US
Jun 25, 2019
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
336 Pages
Random House
Age

The Grief Keeper
978-0-525-51402-2
This stunning YA debut is a timely and heartfelt speculative narrative about healing, faith, and freedom.
$17.99 US
Jun 11, 2019
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
320 Pages
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Age 12 and up
Grade 7 & Up

Fruit of the Drunken Tree
978-0-525-43431-3
A mesmerizing debut set in Colombia at the height of Pablo Escobar's violent reign about a sheltered young girl and a teenage maid who strike an unlikely friendship that threatens to undo them both.
$16.00 US
Jun 04, 2019
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
320 Pages
Anchor
Age

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
978-1-5247-0051-5
The National Book Award Finalist and instant New York Times bestseller that's partThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and part Jane the Virgin.
$11.99 US
Mar 05, 2019
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
368 Pages
Ember
Age 14 and up
Grade 9 & Up

Kentukis
978-1-9848-9765-7
Disturbing, intelligent, funny, and perverse. Pure Samanta Schweblin.
$15.95 US
Mar 05, 2019
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
224 Pages
Vintage Espanol
Age

Yo no soy tu perfecta hija mexicana
978-0-525-56432-4
Jane the Virgin meets The Sky is Everywhere in this poignant but often laugh-out-loud funny contemporary YA about losing a sister and finding yourself amid the pressures, expectations and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican-American home. [English edition: I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, Erika L. Sanchez (Knopf Young Readers, 9781524700485, 10/17/2017)]
$12.95 US
Oct 16, 2018
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
288 Pages
Vintage Espanol
Age

La fruta del borrachero
978-0-525-56401-0
In the vein of Isabel Allende and Gabriel García Márquez, a mesmerizing debut set against the backdrop of the devastating violence of 1990's Colombia about a sheltered young girl and a teenage maid who strike an unlikely friendship that threatens to undo them both. [English edition: Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras (Doubleday, 9780385542722, 07/31/2018)]
$16.00 US
Oct 02, 2018
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
400 Pages
Vintage Espanol
Age

El libro de Emma Reyes
Memoria por correspondencia
978-0-525-56498-0
A literary discovery: an extraordinary account, in the tradition of The House on Mango Street and Angela's Ashes, of a Colombian woman's harrowing childhood. [English edition: The Book of Emma Reyes, (Penguin Classics, 9780143108689, 8/8/2017)]
$16.00 US
Sep 04, 2018
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
208 Pages
Vintage Espanol
Age

The Book of Emma Reyes
A Memoir
978-0-14-310869-6
A literary discovery: an extraordinary account, in the tradition of The House on Mango Street and Angela's Ashes, of a Colombian woman's harrowing childhood
$16.00 US
Aug 07, 2018
5-1/16 x 7-3/4
Paperback
208 Pages
Penguin Classics
Age

Crux
A Cross-Border Memoir
978-0-399-59239-3
A daughter's quest to find, understand, and save her charismatic, troubled, and elusive father, a self-mythologizing Mexican immigrant who travels across continents--and across the borders between imagination and reality; and spirituality and insanity--fleeing real and invented persecutors.
$27.00 US
Jul 17, 2018
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
352 Pages
One World
Age

Undocumented
A Dominican Boy's Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League
978-0-14-310933-4
A remarkable American Dream story -- and a powerful lens on our broken immigration system
$17.00 US
Jun 07, 2016
5-1/2 x 8-7/16
Paperback
320 Pages
Penguin Books
Age

City of Clowns
978-1-59463-333-1
A gorgeously rendered graphic novel of Daniel Alarcon's story, City of Clowns.
$22.95 US
Nov 03, 2015
6 x 9
Hardcover
144 Pages
Riverhead Books
Age

The Book of Unknown Americans
978-0-345-80640-6
A heartbreaking love story about two immigrants and their families; a brave new novel that gives voice to millions of Americans.
$15.00 US
Mar 03, 2015
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
304 Pages
Vintage
Age

El libro de los americanos desconocidos
978-0-345-80641-3
A dazzling, heartbreaking page-turner destined for breakout status. This novel that gives a voice to millions of Americans as it tells the story of the love between a Panamanian boy and a Mexican girl: teenagers living in an apartment block of immigrant families like their own. (The Book of the Unknown Americans--Spanish-language edition).
$15.95 US
Jun 03, 2014
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
304 Pages
Vintage Espanol
Age

Efrain's Secret
978-0-440-24062-4
What happens when a good kid makes a decision to lead a double life?
$8.99 US
Aug 09, 2011
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
272 Pages
Ember
Age 14 and up
Grade 9 & Up

Mexican WhiteBoy
978-0-440-23938-3
Newbery medal winner and New York Times bestselling author Matt de la Peña's most well-known novel, Mexican WhiteBoy, a story of identity and self-discovery, now with a stunning new cover for a new generation of readers.
$9.99 US
Jan 12, 2010
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
272 Pages
Ember
Age 14 and up
Grade 9 & Up

La Casa En Mango Street
978-0-679-75526-5
Elogiado por la crítica, admirado por lectores de todas las edades, en escuelas y universidades de todo el país y traducido a una multitud de idiomas, La casa en Mango Street es la extraordinaria historia de Esperanza Cordero. Contado a través de una serie de viñetas —a veces desgarradoras, a veces profundamente alegres— es el relato de una niña latina que crece en un barrio de Chicago, inventando por sí misma en qué y en quién se convertirá. Pocos libros de nuestra era han conmovido a tantos lectores.
$11.95 US
Oct 18, 1994
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
144 Pages
Vintage Espanol
Age

The House on Mango Street
978-0-679-73477-2
The bestselling coming-of-age classic, acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught in schools and universities alike, and translated around the world from the winner of the 2018 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Told in a series of vignettes-sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous-Sandra Cisneros' masterpiece is a classic story of childhood and self-discovery. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers.
$11.95 US
Apr 03, 1991
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
144 Pages
Vintage
Age