Hispanic Heritage Booklists

The following booklists for children and young adults are organized by topic so that they can easily be used all year long and across the curriculum. Many books on our recommended lists are bilingual or are available in Spanish. You can find more great titles and tips in the recommended resources below.

Image: Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina, Winner of the 2019 Newbery Medal

Books for Children


Books for Young Adults


Recommended Resources

Book awards celebrating Hispanic Heritage

  • Pura Belpré Book Award: Books that best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth
  • Américas Award: Children’s and young adult books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinx in the United States
  • Tomas Rivera Book Award: Books highlighting Mexican American characters and experiences

To see additional books that have won other recent major awards, see the following lists:

More booklists

Resources for educators and librarians