Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic and Latinx Heritage month with these exciting novels for teens and young adults.

Follow Manu, Xiomara and Vali as they forge their identities amidst challenging circumstances— a mix of fantastical, realistic and futuristic stories. Which journey surprises you the most?

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When her mother is arrested by ICE, sixteen-year-old Argentinian Manu–who thinks she is hiding in a Miami apartment because she is an undocumented immigrant–discovers that her entire existence is illegal. You can also check out this title as an eBook on Libby/OverDrive, eAudio on Libby/OverDrive, and as eAudio on Hoopla.

The Poet X

Ever since her body grew into curves, Xiomara Batista has felt unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood and she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking, but Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers. You can also check out this title as eAudio on Overdrive/Libby, as eBook on Overdrive/Libby, as eAudio on Hoopla and as eBook on Hoopla.


In 2032, when sixteen-year-old Vali’s mother is detained by the Deportation Forces, Vali must flee Vermont with her little brother, Ernie, hoping to reach their Tía Luna in the sanctuary state of California. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby.