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Diverse Children's Literature: Latinx

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Be careful not to box yourself into a concrete search term for your topic. Think of synonyms for your subject - broader terms, related terms, and narrower terms. Using this strategy will guarantee a wider selection of materials. Be aware, too, that some search terms may be uncomfortable to think or say out loud - but could yield possible results.

The term Latinx is fairly recent, and is meant to encompass a variety of geographic areas, experiences, cultures, and identities. To help broaden and narrow searches, consider countries (e.g., Cuba) as well as national identities (e.g., Peruvian-American).

Possible search termsCentral America, Spanish speakers, Mexico, Panamanian, Buenos Aires, Chile, Puerto Rican, Latino/a/x, Hispanic

Picture Books and Early Readers

All the Way to Havana
A Girl Named Rosita
Growing up Pedro
Lia and Luis: Who Has More?
María Tenía una Llamita/Maria Had a Little Llama
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach
Maybe Something Beautiful
My Papi Has a Motorcycle
Planting Stories: the Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré
Pope Francis: Builder of Bridges
La Princesa and the Pea
Soldier for Equality
¡Vamos! Let's Go Eat
Viva Frida
When Angels Sing

Middle Grade

The First Rule of Punk
Gaby, Lost and Found
Into the Tall, Tall Grass
Julieta and the Diamond Enigma
The Last Tree Town
Lucky Broken Girl
Merci Suárez Changes Gears
On These Magic Shores
Paola Santiago and the River of Tears
Sal and Gabi Break the Universe
Silver People
They Call Me Güero
The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez
What If a Fish

Young Adult

Becoming Maria
Before We Were Free
Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky
Gabi, a Girl in Pieces
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Out of Darkness
Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything
Turtle under Ice
We Set the Dark on Fire
Where We Go from Here
Woven in Moonlight
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass