Picture Books by Latinx Authors and Illustrators

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Phenomenal AOC: The Roots and Rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez By Anika Aldamuy Denise, Loris Lora (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Anika Aldamuy Denise, Loris Lora (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063113749
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Published: HarperCollins - September 6th, 2022

An inspiring biography of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from Pura Belpré Honor-winning creators Anika Aldamuy Denise and Loris Lora!

In 2019, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest congresswoman in America. How did this young Puertoriqueña become an unstoppable force in politics? Find out in this accessible and engaging book for young readers.


The Secret of the Plátano By Luz Maria Mack, Stephany Mesa (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Luz Maria Mack, Stephany Mesa (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781953859235
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Published: Soaring Kite Books - September 6th, 2022

Under the full moon, Abuela leads an enchanted dance, bows to the sky and the night winds, and helps her curious grandson discover the rhythm of his heartbeat while listening to the great secret of the pl tanos.


Something About Grandma By Tania de Regil, Tania de Regil (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tania de Regil, Tania de Regil (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536201949
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Published: Candlewick - August 9th, 2022

On a first solo visit to her grandmother’s home outside Mexico City, a young girl discovers what makes Grandma so special in this enchanting and personal picture book.


My Name Is Cool By Antonio Sacre, Sarah Demonteverde (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Antonio Sacre, Sarah Demonteverde (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781641706575
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Published: Familius - August 8th, 2022

When I was born, I kept my eyes squeezed shut so tightly that my mom called me Mr. Magoo from a cartoon she loved.
My dad said I was going to be bilingual, like him, so he called me El Señor Magoo.


Little Antonio has a LOT of names. Different relatives call him different names, but the real culture shock happens when he goes to school for the first time.


Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People / Poeta del pueblo (Bilingual Edition) By Monica Brown, Julie Paschkis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Monica Brown, Julie Paschkis (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250812537
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks - April 5th, 2022

A new Spanish and English bilingual edition of the stunning picture book biography of Pablo Neruda, one of the world's most enduring and popular poets, from the acclaimed Monica Brown.


With Lots of Love By Jenny Torres Sanchez, André Ceolin (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593205006
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 8th, 2022

A beautiful, lyrical story about a girl who moves from her home in Central America to the United States, and everything she leaves behind and longs for—especially her Abuela—as she makes a new life.


Beauty Woke By NoNieqa Ramos, Paola Escobar (Illustrator) Cover Image
By NoNieqa Ramos, Paola Escobar (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358008415
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Published: Versify - February 15th, 2022

Beauty Woke is a powerful story of pride and community, told with bold lyricism and the heart of a fairy tale, and readers looking for a next-generation Sleeping Beauty will fall in love with the vivid art and lyrical text.


The Little House of Hope By Terry Catasús Jennings, Raúl Colón (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823447169
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Published: Neal Porter Books - June 14th, 2022

When Esperanza and her family arrive in the United States from Cuba, they rent a little house, una casita. It may be small, but they soon prove that there’s room enough to share with a whole community.

“It was a little house. Una casita . . .
It was small.
It smelled like old wet socks. . .
But even though they were far from home,


Sábado/Saturday By Jorge Garza, Jorge Garza (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jorge Garza, Jorge Garza (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781948066105
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Published: Lil' Libros - May 31st, 2022

Introduce your little ones to the celebratory milestone of graduation and how one's family will always support dreams and goals, both in English and Spanish


A Thousand White Butterflies By Jessica Betancourt-Perez, Karen Lynn Williams, Gina Maldonado (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580895774
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Published: Charlesbridge - January 19th, 2021

As if being new to the United States wasn't hard enough, Isabella's first day of school is canceled due to snow!


My Papi Has a Motorcycle By Isabel Quintero, Zeke Peña (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Isabel Quintero, Zeke Peña (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780525553410
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Published: Kokila - May 14th, 2019

A celebration of the love between a father and daughter, and of a vibrant immigrant neighborhood, by an award-winning author and illustrator duo.

When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she's always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her.


El Chupacabras By Adam Rubin, Crash McCreery (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Adam Rubin, Crash McCreery (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399539299
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Published: Dial Books - March 27th, 2018

From the bestselling author of Dragons Love Tacos comes a whimsical re-telling of the chupacabra folktale, written in a blend of English and Spanish


Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day; Celebremos El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros (Bilingual Spanish-English) By Pat Mora, Rafael Lopez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Pat Mora, Rafael Lopez (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780061288784
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Published: HarperCollins - March 29th, 2016

This beautiful Pura Belpré Award–winning picture book is a bilingual ride through the joyous history of Children’s Day/El día de los niños.


Pio Peep! Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes: Bilingual Spanish-English By Alma Flor Ada, Vivi Escriva (Illustrator), F. Isabel Campoy, Alice Schertle Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064438681
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Published: HarperCollins Espanol - May 7th, 2019

This groundbreaking bilingual collection of traditional rhymes celebrates childhood and Latin American heritagea perfect book for those learning Spanish and fluent speakers alike. Now in paperback! 


Me llamo Maria Isabel (My Name Is Maria Isabel) By Alma Flor Ada, K. Dyble Thompson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alma Flor Ada, K. Dyble Thompson (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780689810992
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 1996

Para María Isabel Salazar López lo más difícil de ser la alumna recién llegada a una nueva escuela es que la maestra no la llama por su nombre. —Ya tenemos dos Marías en esta clase—le dice la maestra.


Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood By F. Isabel Campoy, Rafael López (Illustrator), Theresa Howell Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544357693
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Published: Clarion Books - April 12th, 2016

In this exuberant picture book about transformation through art, Mira lives in a gray urban community until a muralist arrives and, along with his paints and brushes, brings color, joy, and hope to the neighborhood.

What good can a splash of color do in a community of gray? As Mira and her neighbors discover, more than you might ever imagine!


Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln By Margarita Engle, Rafael López (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Rafael López (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781481487405
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 27th, 2019

Winner of the Pura Belpré Illustrator Award
A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book

In soaring words and stunning illustrations, Margarita Engle and Rafael López tell the story of Teresa Carreño, a child prodigy who played piano for Abraham Lincoln.

As a little girl, Teresa Carreño loved to let her hands dance across the beautiful keys


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.


All the Way to Havana By Margarita Engle, Mike Curato (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Mike Curato (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781627796422
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - August 29th, 2017

So we purr, cara cara, and we glide, taka taka, and we zoom, zoom, ZOOM!


¿Qué Puedes Hacer con una Paleta? (What Can You Do with a Paleta Spanish Edition ) By Carmen Tafolla, Magaly Morales (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Carmen Tafolla, Magaly Morales (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780385755375
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Published: Dragonfly Books - August 5th, 2014

As she strolls through her barrio, a young girl introduces readers to the frozen, fruit-flavored treat that thrills Mexican and Mexican-American children.
 


Alma and How She Got Her Name By Juana Martinez-Neal, Juana Martinez-Neal (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763693558
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Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2018

A 2019 Caldecott Honor Book

What’s in a name? For one little girl, her very long name tells the vibrant story of where she came from — and who she may one day be.


What Can You Do with a Rebozo? / ¿Qué puedes hacer con un rebozo? By Carmen Tafolla, Amy Cordova (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Carmen Tafolla, Amy Cordova (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781582462714
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Published: Tricycle Press - April 14th, 2009

A cradle for baby, a superhero's cape, a warm blanket on a cool night--there are so many things you can do with a rebozo. Through the eyes of a young girl, readers are introduced to the traditional shawl found in many Mexican and Mexican-American households.


Dreamers By Yuyi Morales Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780823440559
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Published: Neal Porter Books - September 4th, 2018

We are resilience. We are hope. We are dreamers.

Yuyi Morales brought her hopes, her passion, her strength, and her stories with her, when she came to the United States in 1994 with her infant son. She left behind nearly everything she owned, but she didn't come empty-handed.


Niño Wrestles the World By Yuyi Morales, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Yuyi Morales, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596436046
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - June 4th, 2013

Señoras y señores, put your hands together for the fantastic, spectacular, one of a kind . . . Niño!

Fwap! Slish! Bloop! Krunch! He takes down his competition in a single move!

No opponent is too big a challenge for the cunning skills of Niño—popsicle eater, toy lover, somersault expert, and world champion lucha libre competitor!


Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin By Duncan Tonatiuh Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780810938724
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2010

Two cousins—one in the United States and one in Mexico—learn their lives aren’t so different in this charming picture book from award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh

A Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book!
 
Meet Charlie and Carlitos.
Charlie lives in America.
Carlitos, his primo, lives in Mexico.
Cha


Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation By Duncan Tonatiuh Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419710544
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - May 6th, 2014

Seven years before Brown v. Board of Education, the Mendez family fought to end segregation in California schools. Discover their incredible story in this picture book from award-winning creator Duncan Tonatiuh

A Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book and Robert F.


Mango Moon By Diane de Anda, Sue Cornelison (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Diane de Anda, Sue Cornelison (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780807549575
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - April 1st, 2019

When a father is taken away from his family and facing deportation, his children are left to grieve and wonder about what comes next. Maricela, Manuel, and their mother face the many challenges of having their lives completely changed by the absence of their father and husband.


Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré By Anika Aldamuy Denise, Paola Escobar (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062748683
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Published: HarperCollins - January 15th, 2019

RECIPIENT OF THE PURA BELPRÉ HONOR 

* A Today Show's Best Kids' Books of 2019 * Indie Next List Pick * Junior Library Guild Selection * 


Across the Bay By Carlos Aponte, Carlos Aponte (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Carlos Aponte, Carlos Aponte (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781524786625
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Published: Penguin Workshop - September 17th, 2019

RECIPIENT OF THE PURA BELPRÉ ILLUSTRATOR HONOR

Author-illustrator Carlos Aponte takes readers on a journey to the heart of Puerto Rico in this enchanting picture book set in Old San Juan.


"A lively and honest story about filling voids and exploring what defines a family--as well as a love letter to a childhood home."--Horn Book


¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat (World of ¡Vamos!) By III Raúl the Third, III Raúl the Third (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781328557049
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Published: Versify - March 24th, 2020

Winner of the Pura Belpré Medal!


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.
 


La Princesa and the Pea By Susan Middleton Elya, Juana Martinez-Neal (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399251566
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 2017

The Princess and the Pea gets a fresh twist in this charming bilingual retelling, winner of the Pura Belpré Medal for Illustration.

El príncipe knows this girl is the one for him, but, as usual, his mother doesn’t agree.


Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos By Monica Brown, John Parra (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Monica Brown, John Parra (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780735842694
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Published: NorthSouth Books - September 5th, 2017

Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor 2018
ALA Notable Children's Book 2018
New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2017
Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2017
Smithsonian Top Ten Best Children's Book of 2017
2018 Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year


Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos,


Mango, Abuela, and Me By Meg Medina, Angela Dominguez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Meg Medina, Angela Dominguez (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763695132
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Published: Candlewick - October 3rd, 2017

“A poignant tale of intergenerational connection, transition, and patience. . . . Heartfelt, layered, and beautiful.” — Booklist (starred review)


Feathered Serpent and the Five Suns: A Mesoamerican Creation Myth By Duncan Tonatiuh Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419746772
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

Award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh brings an ancient Mesoamerican creation myth to life
 
Long ago, the gods of Mesoamerica set out to create humans. They tried many times during each sun, or age. When all their attempts failed and the gods grew tired, only one did not give up: Quetzalcóatl—the Feathered Serpent.


Diego Rivera: His World and Ours By Duncan Tonatiuh Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780810997318
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2011

Discover the life and legacy of celebrated Mexican artist Diego Rivera in this picture book by award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh

A Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Winner!
 
Diego Rivera, one of the most famous painters of the twentieth century, was once just a mischievous little boy who loved to draw.


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Bright Star By Yuyi Morales Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823443284
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Published: Neal Porter Books - September 7th, 2021

A Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book
Winner of the Tomás Rivera Mexican Children’s Book Award

Inspiring, reassuring, and beautifully illustrated, this new story from the creator of the New York Times bestseller Dreamers is the perfect gift for every child.


Lucero By Yuyi Morales Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780823447848
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Published: Neal Porter Books - September 7th, 2021

De la creadora de Soñadores, éxito de ventas de The New York Times, nos llega una historia conmovedoramente hermosa acerca de crecer, empoderarse y encontrar la propia voz.


Areli Is a Dreamer: A True Story by Areli Morales, a DACA Recipient By Areli Morales, Luisa Uribe (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Areli Morales, Luisa Uribe (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984893994
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Published: Random House Studio - June 8th, 2021

In the first picture book written by a DACA Dreamer, Areli Morales tells her own powerful and vibrant immigration story.

When Areli was just a baby, her mama and papa moved from Mexico to New York with her brother, Alex, to make a better life for the family--and when she was in kindergarten, they sent for her, too.
 


Areli Es Una Dreamer (Areli Is a Dreamer Spanish Edition): Una Historia Real por Areli Morales, Beneficiaria de DACA By Areli Morales, Luisa Uribe (Illustrator), Polo Orozco (Translated by) Cover Image
By Areli Morales, Luisa Uribe (Illustrator), Polo Orozco (Translated by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593380086
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Published: Random House Studio - June 8th, 2021

En esta edición en español del primer álbum ilustrado escrito por una beneficiaria de DACA -una "dreamer"- Areli Morales narra su poderosa historia como inmigrante.