Celebrate Latine & Hispanic Heritage Month!

By Kat La Mantia | August 15 2023 | Pop CultureAdultsBlogChildren'sGeneralAllGift

Latine and Hispanic Heritage Month runs annually from September 15 – October 15. Join us in celebrating Latine and Hispanic authors, creators, and trailblazers whose stories are redefining identity and shaping today’s culture, from music to politics and everything in between.

Check out our favorite picks for this month below, and then discover even more on our Latine and Hispanic Heritage Month title lists, which feature books in English, Spanish, and bilingual texts!

Latine and Hispanic Heritage Month – Gift

Latine and Hispanic Heritage Month – Food & Drink

Latine and Hispanic Heritage Month – Children’s

Crying in the Bathroom
A Memoir
“Equal parts pee-your-pants hilarity and break your heart poignancy- like the perfect brunch date you never want to end!"--America Ferrera, Emmy award-winning actress in Ugly BettyFrom the New York Times bestselling author of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, an utterly original memoir-in-essays that is as deeply moving as it is hilarious
$18.00 US
Jul 11, 2023
5-5/16 x 8
256 Pages
Penguin Books

The Food of Mexico City
Mexican recipes from one of the world’s most vibrant cities
$40.00 US
Oct 10, 2023
7-7/8 x 10-3/4
256 Pages
Smith Street Books

¡Celebra el Día de los Muertos! (Celebrate the Day of the Dead Spanish Edition)
El Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is here--and this board book is the perfect format to introduce the youngest readers to the holiday!
$9.99 US
Jul 18, 2023
8 x 8
Board Book
Crown Books for Young Readers
Age 0-3 years

Frida Kahlo
The Painter and Her Work
This definitive appreciation of Kahlo’s career features gorgeous full-page reproductions and insightful commentary to illuminate connections between the artist’s life and work.
$50.00 US
Sep 13, 2022
9-1/4 x 11
264 Pages

Trejo's Cantina
Cocktails, Snacks & Amazing Non-Alcoholic Drinks from the Heart of Hollywood
A cantina-style celebration of Mexican food and drink, entertaining, and Hollywood culture in 100 recipes for nachos, tacos, and Danger Dogs plus cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks from the legendary actor, restaurateur, and author of the acclaimed Trejo's Tacos
$28.00 US
Apr 18, 2023
7-7/16 x 9-3/4
224 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Sing with Me: The Story of Selena Quintanilla
An exuberant picture book celebrating the life and legacy of Selena Quintanilla, beloved Queen of Tejano music.
$17.99 US
Jul 20, 2021
8-1/2 x 11
32 Pages
Dial Books
Age 4-8 years

Color Form Light
50 Postcards from This is Mexico City
50 vibrant postcards featuring the saturated, always exciting colors and textures of Mexico City.
$18.99 US
Oct 12, 2021
4-5/8 x 5-1/2
50 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Spirits of Latin America
A Celebration of Culture & Cocktails, with 100 Recipes from Leyenda & Beyond
A James Beard Award-nominated bartender explores the history and culture of Latin American spirits in this stunningly photographed travelogue--with 70 irresistible cocktails featuring tequila, rum, pisco, and more.
$24.99 US
May 26, 2020
6-1/2 x 9
256 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Sonia Sotomayor: A Little Golden Book Biography
Help your little one dream big with a Little Golden Book biography about Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor! The perfect introduction to nonfiction for preschoolers—as well as fans of all ages!
$5.99 US
Aug 02, 2022
6-5/8 x 8
24 Pages
Golden Books
Age 4-8 years

In the Heights
Finding Home
The eagerly awaited follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller Hamilton: The Revolution, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s new book gives readers an extraordinary inside look at In the Heights, his breakout Broadway debut, written with Quiara Alegría Hudes, soon to be a Hollywood blockbuster.
$40.00 US
Jun 15, 2021
8-1/2 x 10-1/4
288 Pages
Random House

Gaby's Latin American Kitchen
70 Kid-Tested and Kid-Approved Recipes for Young Chefs
Celebrity Chef Gaby Melian brings you into her kitchen to teach the best recipes she’s learned from all over Latin America. From desayuno (breakfast) to cena (dinner), merienda (snacks) to postre (dessert), your young chef will be a pro in no time. ¡En sus marcas, listos… fuera! Ready, set, cook!
$22.99 US
Aug 09, 2022
7-1/4 x 9-1/4
208 Pages
America's Test Kitchen Kids
Age 8-12 years

Bright Star
A Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor BookWinner of the Tomás Rivera Mexican Children’s Book AwardInspiring, reassuring, and beautifully illustrated, this new story from the creator of the New York Times bestseller Dreamers is the perfect gift for every child.
$18.99 US
Sep 07, 2021
10 x 10
40 Pages
Neal Porter Books
Age 4-8 years

Millennial Lotería: El Puzzle
OMG! Now your favorite Millennial Lotería moments come in the form of a 1000-piece puzzle!
$22.95 US
Nov 16, 2021
8-4/5 x 11
Blue Star Press

The Food of Oaxaca
Recipes and Stories from Mexico's Culinary Capital: A Cookbook
A groundbreaking cookbook celebrating the distinctive cuisine and culture of Oaxaca, from one of Mexico's most revered chefs. With a foreword by Enrique Olvera.
$35.00 US
Mar 16, 2021
7 x 9
256 Pages

Who Was the Voice of the People?: Cesar Chavez
A Who HQ Graphic Novel
Discover the story behind Cesar Chavez and the Delano Grape Strike in this moving graphic novel -- written by award-winning author Terry Blas and illustrated by Ignatz-nominated cartoonist Mar Julia.
$12.99 US
Jan 11, 2022
5-5/16 x 7-5/8
64 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 8-12 years

How the García Girls Lost Their Accents
One of The Atlantic’s Great American Novels of the Past 100 YearsA collectible hardcover thirtieth-anniversary edition of Julia Alvarez’s modern Latinx classic that gives voice to four sisters as they grow up in two cultures, featuring a new foreword by New York Times bestselling, National Book Award–winning novelist Elizabeth AcevedoA Penguin Vitae Edition
$27.00 US
Dec 14, 2021
5-1/16 x 7-3/4
256 Pages
Penguin Classics

Comida Mexicana
Snacks, Tacos, Tortas, Tamales & Desserts
Mexican street food is one of the world's most diverse and delicious cuisines--dive in with this beautifully packaged book.
$35.00 US
Sep 29, 2020
7-2/3 x 10-1/4
224 Pages
Smith Street Books

Living Beyond Borders
Growing up Mexican in America
*"This superb anthology of short stories, comics, and poems is fresh, funny, and full of authentic YA voices revealing what it means to be Mexican American . . . Not to be missed."--SLC, starred review Twenty stand-alone short stories, essays, poems, and more from celebrated and award-winning authors make up this YA anthology that explores the Mexican American experience. With works by Francisco X. Stork, Guadalupe Garcia McCall, David Bowles, Rubén Degollado, e.E. Charlton-Trujillo, Diana López, Xavier Garza, Trinidad Gonzales, Alex Temblador, Aida Salazar, Guadalupe Ruiz-Flores, Sylvia Sánchez Garza, Dominic Carrillo, Angela Cervantes, Carolyn Dee Flores, René Saldaña Jr., Justine Narro, Daniel García Ordáz, and Anna Meriano.
$10.99 US
May 10, 2022
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
240 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers
Age 12 and up

Thriving in the Fight
A Survival Manual for Latinas on the Front Lines of Change
Social justice work is more crucial than ever, but it can be physically and emotionally draining. Longtime activist Denise Collazo offers three keys to help Hispanic women keep their focus, morale, and energy high. Winner of the gold medal at the International Latino Book Awards for Best Latina-Themed Book and Best Self-Transformational Book!
$18.95 US
Feb 23, 2021
5-1/2 x 8-1/2
192 Pages
Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Mi Cocina
Recipes and Rapture from My Kitchen in Mexico: A Cookbook
An enticing, regional, and stunning exploration of Mexican cuisine from beloved food writer and host of the Babish Culinary Universe show “Pruébalo” on YouTube and Food52’s “Sweet Heat” series, Rick Martínez.
$35.00 US
May 03, 2022
8-1/4 x 10
304 Pages
Clarkson Potter

A Gift from Abuela
In her first book for children, Cecilia Ruiz illuminates how things can change — and the importance of holding on to our dearest relationships when they do.The first time Abuela holds Nina, her heart overflows with tenderness. And as Nina grows up, she and Abuela spend plenty of time together. Abuela can’t help thinking how much she’d like to give Nina a very special treat, so she saves a little bit of her money every week — a few pesos here, a few pesos there. When the world turns upside down, Abuela’s dream of a surprise for Nina seems impossible. Luckily, time spent together — and the love Abuela and Nina have for each other — could turn out to be the very best gift of all. With a soft and subtle hand, author-illustrator Cecilia Ruiz draws from her own history to share a deeply personal tale about remembering what’s most important when life starts to get in the way.
$7.99 US
Aug 22, 2023
9-1/16 x 9-13/16
32 Pages
Age 4-8 years

An African American and Latinx History of the United States
An intersectional, bottom-up history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights
$17.00 US
Dec 11, 2018
6 x 9
296 Pages
Beacon Press

World Food: Mexico City
Heritage Recipes for Classic Home Cooking [A Mexican Cookbook]
Introducing World Food, an exceptional new series in the tradition of classic cookbooks that takes readers on a journey to the world's greatest cuisines and the remarkable cultures they come from.
$26.00 US
Nov 24, 2020
7 x 10
224 Pages
Ten Speed Press

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
The National Book Award Finalist and instant New York Times bestseller about losing a sister and finding yourself amid the pressures, expectations, and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican American home.  “I fell in love with Erika L. Sánchez’ stunning novel....The depth, wit and searing intelligence of her writing, and her young Latina heroine, struck me to my core and left me wanting so much more." --America Ferrera
$12.99 US
Mar 05, 2019
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
368 Pages
Age 14 and up