Hispanic Heritage Month – the celebration of “the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society”, covers such a large swath of people, experiences, histories, languages, and perspectives that it is impossible to choose just a few writers to highlight as a staff pick. There are so many authors to read that are available to browse in our catalog alone, and a 300+ list of titles on Libby! To that end, here are eight exciting titles that pack in as many types of writing and kinds of authors as possible – poetry, speculative fiction, realistic fiction, and history through literature and research are all represented here. Put one of these titles on hold today and start exploring Hispanic Heritage.
You can sign up for a free library card here.
If you’re looking for more book suggestions, we’re happy to recommend them to you! Use this Book Recommendation form to send us some information about what you like to read and we’ll curate a list just for you.
A broad and ambitious collection of poems forms this bilingual anthology, covering nine languages from the Americas and almost 100 authors from the 20th century.
Gen X Latin American writers are featured in this anthology, using fiction to give their perspectives on their heritage as well as their contemporary history.
A groundbreaking anthology that gathers writing from the major Hispanic ethnic communities in the United States to tell a story from the age of exploration/colonization to the modern day.
A collection of poetry published with parallel texts in English and the original languages of the poems, this anthology features some works in translation for the first time, and includes a diverse group of writers and themes, such as queerness and feminism.
This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on Libby.
Representing fourteen countries, this collection showcases a range of magical realist writing by Latin American women in translation, finally centering the work of women in a long male-dominated field of literature.
A dynamic anthology of 30 stories that highlights the work of emerging Latinx writers in the speculative genres: sci-fi, fantasy, magical realism, and everything in-between, often using their Latinx identities and history in building their speculative worlds.