Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month with Penguin Young Readers!

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month with Penguin Young Readers!

Happy Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month! Though this month is celebrated yearly from Wednesday, September 15, to Friday, October 15th, celebrate your favorite Hispanic and Latinx subjects and Hispanic and Latinx creators year-round with books for every age from Penguin Young Readers! 

Memorable picture books like HOW TO SPEAK IN SPANGLISH by Mónica Mancillas; illustrated by Olivia de Castro captures one young boy’s bilingual experience in a multigenerational family. With beautiful, exuberant artwork by Kitt Thomas, a #1 NYT bestselling artist with St. Lucian roots, PATCHWORK PRINCE is an empowering story that brims with energy and delight even while hinting at hardship, as it follows a proud Black boy made royal by his mother’s hand-stitched clothes, inspired by acclaimed author Paul Baptiste’s childhood in St. Lucia.

Discover two middle grade books that have already garnered four starred reviews each! Pedro Martín perfectly blends hilariously brazen kid confidence with a poignant multigenerational story of growth and change in MEXIKID. This hilarious and unforgettable graphic memoir is about a Mexican American boy’s family and their adventure-filled road trip to bring their abuelito back from Mexico to live with them. ANIANA DEL MAR JUMPS IN isa powerful and expertly told novel in verse about a 12-year-old Dominican American swimmer who is diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Dominican American award-winning poet Jasminne Mendez weaves English and Spanish words into striking imagery as Ani navigates tumultuous emotions, disability, and intergenerational conflict.

For young adult readers, Mexican American author Hailey Alcarez draws from her own experience as a biracial girl who witnessed the devastation of the annual wildfires in her home state of California to craft her powerfully compelling debut. 

UP IN FLAMES is a riveting portrait of transformation, resilience, and love with an unlikely heroine who, when faced with unforeseen disaster, surprises everyone, especially herself. ¡VIVA LOLA ESPINOZA! by Ella Cerón is a debut novel that’s Pride & Prejudice with a dash of magic, about a Mexican American booksmart teen who spends the summer in Mexico City, meets two very cute boys, attempts to learn Spanish, and uncovers a family secret that changes her life forever.

Lesley Logan