Books for Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month

By Luis Diaz | August 4 2022 | General

Penguin Random House Education is proud to celebrate Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs annually from September 15th through October 15th.  We are highlighting the works of our authors and illustrators from the Latinx and Hispanic community, whose stories and characters have a profound impact on our society.

Here is a selection of titles that we encourage you to share with your students this month and beyond:

Latinx & Hispanic Creators – Elementary School titles

With Lots of Love
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.
$18.99 US
Mar 08, 2022
32 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers

How to Hear the Universe
Gaby González and the Search for Einstein's Ripples in Space-Time
Discover new realms of outer space in this picture book biography of scientist Gabriela Gonzalez, who immigrated to America and became a ground-breaking scientist. Written by a molecular biologist and illustrated by an award-winning artist, this stunning picture book explores science, space, and history.
$17.99 US
Mar 08, 2022
40 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers

Bright Star
A Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor BookWinner of the Tomás Rivera Mexican Children’s Book AwardInspiring, reassuring, and beautifully illustrated, this new story from the creator of the New York Times bestseller Dreamers is the perfect gift for every child.
$18.99 US
Sep 07, 2021
40 Pages
Neal Porter Books

Tía Fortuna's New Home
A Jewish Cuban Journey
A poignant multicultural ode to family and what it means to create a home as one girl helps her Tía move away from her beloved Miami apartment.
$18.99 US
Jan 25, 2022
32 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers

Who Was the Voice of the People?: Cesar Chavez
A Who HQ Graphic Novel
Discover the story behind Cesar Chavez and the Delano Grape Strike in this moving graphic novel -- written by award-winning author Terry Blas and illustrated by Ignatz-nominated cartoonist Mar Julia.
$7.99 US
Jan 11, 2022
FOC Sep 13, 2021
64 Pages
Penguin Workshop

Areli Is a Dreamer
A True Story by Areli Morales, a DACA Recipient
In the first picture book written by a DACA Dreamer, Areli Morales tells her own powerful and vibrant immigration story.
$18.99 US
Jun 08, 2021
40 Pages
Random House Studio

Gaby's Latin American Kitchen
70 Kid-Tested and Kid-Approved Recipes for Young Chefs
Celebrity Chef Gaby Melian brings you into her kitchen to teach the best recipes she’s learned from all over Latin America. From desayuno (breakfast) to cena (dinner), merienda (snacks) to postre (dessert), your young chef will be a pro in no time. ¡En sus marcas, listos… fuera! Ready, set, cook!
$22.99 US
Aug 09, 2022
208 Pages
America's Test Kitchen Kids