Women's History Month
Yo Soy Latina! Recommended Reads
In honor of Women's History Month, I've compiled some recommended reads by Latina authors depicting the Latina experience in America and abroad. May you find yourself in any of these books, feel inspired, and most of all learn from her because this is Her story.
The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera
Coming-of-age novel about Margot Sanchez, the South Bronx, dysfunctional families, and the courage to question everything you ever wanted.
The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande
Reyna Grande shares her compelling experience of crossing borders and cultures in this middle grade adaptation of her memoir, The Distance Between Us.
The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez
The Book of Unknown Americans is the story of 15-year-old Maribel Rivera. This beautiful story takes us on Maribel's journey of hope, dreams, guilt, and the universal search for love.
Gabi: A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero
Gabi chronicles her last year of high school through her diary and daily experiences.
When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago
This is Esmeralda Santiago's story about growing up in Puerto Rico and adjusting to life in America when her mom decides to move to New York City.
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent by Julia Alvarez
This is the story of four sisters—Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, Sofia—and their family who are forced to escape the Dominican Republic and a start a new life in America.
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle
Inspired by the childhood of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, a Chinese-African-Cuban girl who broke Cuba's traditional taboo against female drummers, Drum Dream Girl tells an inspiring true story for dreamers everywhere.
My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
Sonia Sotomayor is the first Hispanic and the third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court. She is an American icon and an inspiration to many.
Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
A sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and her mom to flee California during the Great Depression and live in a camp for Mexican farm workers.
The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore
This is the utterly captivating story of Lace Paloma and the family rivalry that will change her life forever.
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano
Sonia Manzano has crafted a gripping work of fiction based on her own life growing up during a fiery, unforgettable time in America when young Latinos took control of their destinies.
Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia
It is a story of immense charm about women and politics, women and witchcraft, and women and their men.
Summer of the Mariposas by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Summer of the Mariposas is a celebration of sisterhood and maternal love.
The House On Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
This is the story of a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become.
True Love by Jennifer Lopez
In Jennifer Lopez's first book, she shares her 2 year journey into self-love and self-discovery.
The Sweet Life: Find Passion. Embrace Fear, and Create Success on Your Own Terms by Dulce Candy Ruiz
Part memoir, part manifesto, The Sweet Life is a fun, inspirational guide for any woman who wants to find success and happiness without compromising who she is.
Shame the Stars by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Shame the Stars is a rich reimagining of Romeo and Juliet set in Texas during the explosive years of Mexico's revolution. Filled with period detail, captivating romance, and political intrigue, it brings Shakespeare's classic to life in an entirely new way.