Afro-Latinx Stories

Octopus Stew By Eric Velasquez Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780823437542
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Published: Holiday House - September 17th, 2019

What do you do when an octopus captures Grandma? Put on your superhero cape and rescue her! This clever picture book tells two stories in one, from award-winning Afro-Latino artist Eric Velasquez.

The octopus Grandma is cooking has grown to titanic proportions. "¡Tenga cuidado!" Ramsey shouts. "Be careful!" But it's too late. The octopus traps Grandma!


Little Night/Nochecita By Yuyi Morales, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Yuyi Morales, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250073242
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Published: Square Fish - June 28th, 2016

A stunning bilingual story by award winning author and illustrator Yuyi Morales's Little Night / Nochecita.

"A treasure for bedtime, or anytime." School Library Journal

As the long day comes to an end, Mother Sky fills a tub with falling stars and calls, "Bath time for Little Night!"


Freedom Soup By Tami Charles, Jacqueline Alcántara (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763689773
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Published: Candlewick - December 10th, 2019

Join the celebration in the kitchen as a family makes their traditional New Year’s soup — and shares the story of how Haitian independence came to be.

The shake-shake of maracas vibrates down to my toes.
Ti Gran’s feet tap-tap to the rhythm.


Islandborn By Junot Díaz, Leo Espinosa (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Junot Díaz, Leo Espinosa (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735229860
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Published: Dial Books - March 13th, 2018

From New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz comes a debut picture book about the magic of memory and the infinite power of the imagination.

A 2019 Pura Belpré Honor Book for Illustration
 
Every kid in Lola's school was from somewhere else.
Hers was a school of faraway places.
 


Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music By Margarita Engle, Rafael López (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544102293
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Published: Clarion Books - March 31st, 2015

Girls cannot be drummers. Long ago on an island filled with music, no one questioned that rule—until the drum dream girl.


Shadowshaper (The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 1) By Daniel José Older Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338032475
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 30th, 2016

"Magnificent." -- Holly Black, New York Times Book Review

Come to the crossroads, to the crossroads comeSierra Santiago planned an easy summer of making art and hanging with her friends. But then a corpse crashes the first party of the season. Her stroke-ridden grandfather starts apologizing over and over.


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The Poet X By Elizabeth Acevedo Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062662811
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Published: Quill Tree Books - April 7th, 2020

Winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Pura Belpré Award!


Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel) By Jason Reynolds, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781484788509
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Published: Marvel Press - October 2nd, 2018

“Everyone gets mad at hustlers, especially if you’re on the victim side of the hustle. And Miles knew hustling was in his veins.”


Undead Girl Gang By Lily Anderson Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780451478245
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Published: Razorbill - May 14th, 2019

"A fun, fast read . . . it will resonate with readers who dabble in any sort of arts, dark or otherwise." --NPR.org

"With a singular and hilariously cutting teen voice, Undead Girl Gang is sure to be one of the most talked-about YA novels of the year." --BookPage


Clap When You Land By Elizabeth Acevedo Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062882769
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 5th, 2020

In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives.


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With the Fire on High By Elizabeth Acevedo Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062662835
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 7th, 2019

From the New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning title The Poet X comes a dazzling novel in prose about a girl with talent, pride, and a drive to feed the soul that keeps her fire burning bright.