LATINX YA/Middle Grade Books

Check out these great middle grade/YA LATINX books! View our other LATINX book lists for adults and kids here:

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The First Rule of Punk Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780425290422
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Published: Puffin Books - July 17th, 2018

A 2018 Pura Belpré Author Honor Book

The First Rule of Punk
 is a wry and heartfelt exploration of friendship, finding your place, and learning to rock out like no one’s watching.
 


The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781524771171
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Published: Yearling - September 17th, 2019

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

“[Doesn’t shy] away from the hard truths of Sotomayor’s childhood . . . [and] discusses real-world issues like racism, privilege, and affirmative action.” —The Washington Post

 


Yes! We Are Latinos: Poems and Prose About the Latino Experience Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781580895491
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Published: Charlesbridge - March 1st, 2016

Juanita lives in New York and is Mexican. Felipe lives in Chicago and is Panamanian, Venezuelan, and black. Michiko lives in Los Angeles and is Peruvian and Japanese. Each of them is Latino.


Don't Ask Me Where I'm From Cover Image
By Jennifer De Leon, Elena Garnu (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534438248
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 18th, 2020

“A funny, perceptive, and much-needed book telling a much-needed story.” —Celeste Ng, author of the New York Times bestseller Little Fires Everywhere
“Written with humor and grace, with intimacy and empathy, Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From is the perfect coming of age novel for our time.” —Matt Mendez, author of Barely Miss


We Are Not from Here Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984812261
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Published: Philomel Books - May 19th, 2020

A poignant novel of desperation, escape, and survival across the U.S.-Mexico border, inspired by current events.

Pulga has his dreams.
Chico has his grief.
Pequeña has her pride.


I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781524700515
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Published: Ember - March 5th, 2019

National Book Award Finalist!
Instant New York Times Bestseller!

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
meets Jane the Virgin in this poignant but often laugh-out-loud funny contemporary YA about losing a sister and finding yourself amid the pressures, expectations, and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican American home. 


Yo no soy tu perfecta hija mexicana Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780525564324
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Published: Vintage Espanol - October 16th, 2018

Finalista del National Book Award!
Bestseller del New York Times!


Merci Suárez Changes Gears Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781536212587
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Published: Candlewick - April 7th, 2020

“The realistic portrayal of a complex young Latina’s life is one many readers will relate to. . . . Medina cruises into readers’ hearts.” — School Library Journal (starred review)


Clap When You Land Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062882769
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 5th, 2020

In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives.


The Poet X Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062662811
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Published: Quill Tree Books - April 7th, 2020

Winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Pura Belpré Award!


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Here the Whole Time Cover Image
By Vitor Martins, Larissa Helena (Translated by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338620825
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Published: Scholastic Press - November 10th, 2020

The charm and humor of To All the Boys I've Loved Before meets Dumplin' in this body-positive YA love story between two boys who must spend 15 days living with each other over school break.


The Poet X Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062662804
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Published: Quill Tree Books - March 6th, 2018

Winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Pura Belpré Award!


Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes Cover Image
By Juan Felipe Herrera, Raul Colón (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780803738096
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Published: Dial Books - August 7th, 2014

An inspiring tribute to Hispanic Americans who have made a positive impact on the world


Woven in Moonlight Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781624148019
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Published: Page Street Kids - January 7th, 2020

One of Time magazine's 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time!

A lush tapestry of magic, romance, and revolución, drawing inspiration from Bolivian politics and history.


“A vibrant feast of a book.” – Margaret Rogerson, NYT bestselling author of An Enchantment of Ravens


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Woven in Moonlight Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781645672050
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Published: Page Street Kids - November 24th, 2020

A lush tapestry of magic, romance, and revolución, drawing inspiration from Bolivian politics and history.

“A vibrant feast of a book.” – Margaret Rogerson, NYT bestselling author of An Enchantment of Ravens
“Pure magic.” – Shelby Mahurin, NYT bestselling author of Serpent & Dove


Shadowshaper Legacy (The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 3) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780545953009
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - January 7th, 2020

The epic conclusion to the acclaimed Shadowshaper Cypher series!

A house divided


Infinity Son (Infinity Cycle #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062457820
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Published: Quill Tree Books - January 14th, 2020

A New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and IndieBound bestseller!

Balancing epic and intensely personal stakes, bestselling author Adam Silvera’s Infinity Son is a gritty, fast-paced adventure about two brothers caught up in a magical war generations in the making.


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Infinity Son (Infinity Cycle #1) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062457837
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Published: Quill Tree Books - December 1st, 2020

A New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and IndieBound bestseller!

Balancing epic and intensely personal stakes, bestselling author Adam Silvera’s Infinity Son is a gritty, fast-paced adventure about two brothers caught up in a magical war generations in the making.


Santiago's Road Home Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534446236
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - May 5th, 2020

“With every chapter, readers will be further immersed in Santiago’s story as they root for his triumph over injustice.” —Booklist (starred review)
“With unflinching conviction, Diaz sketches a frank, brief account of refugee youth in an uncaring bureaucratic system.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Harrowing b


Where We Go From Here Cover Image
By Lucas Rocha, Larissa Helena (Translated by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338556247
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Published: Push - June 2nd, 2020

An absorbing debut novel about three gay friends in Brazil whose lives become intertwined in the face of HIV, perfect for fans of Adam Silvera and Bill Konigsberg.

Ian has just been diagnosed with HIV.

Victor, to his great relief, has tested negative.

Henrique has been living with HIV for the past three years.


Each of Us a Desert Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250169211
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Published: Tor Teen - September 15th, 2020

From award-winning author Mark Oshiro comes a powerful coming-of-age fantasy novel about finding home and falling in love amidst the dangers of a desert where stories come to life


Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534448636
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Published: Simon Pulse - August 11th, 2020

“In a world where we are so often dividing ourselves into us and them, this book feels like a kind of magic, celebrating all beliefs, ethnicities, and unknowns.” —The New York Times Book Review

Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe meets Roswell by way of Laurie Halse Anderson in this astonishing, genre-bending novel about a Mexica


With the Fire on High Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062662835
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 7th, 2019

From the New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning title The Poet X comes a dazzling novel in prose about a girl with talent, pride, and a drive to feed the soul that keeps her fire burning bright.


Never Look Back Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547603732
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - September 15th, 2020

"Expertly blends reality and fantasy to explore what's behind love and loss, what it takes to heal." - Randy Ribay, author of National Book Award finalist Patron Saints of Nothing

Acclaimed author Lilliam Rivera blends a touch of magical realism into a timely story about cultural identity, overcoming trauma, and the power of first love.


Nocturna Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780062842749
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 3rd, 2020

The first in a sweeping and epic own voices debut fantasy trilogy—set in a stunning Latinx-inspired world—about a face-changing thief and a risk-taking prince who must team up to defeat a powerful evil they accidentally unleashed. Perfect for fans of Tomi Adeyemi, Leigh Bardugo, and V. E.


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Oculta (Nocturna #2) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062842763
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 6th, 2021

The exhilarating sequel to the #1 Sunday Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller Nocturna, about a face-changing thief and a risk-taking prince who must reunite when a deadly enemy threatens their kingdom’s chance at establishing a global peace. Perfect for fans of Tomi Adeyemi, Sabaa Tahir, and Stephanie Garber.


Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781442408937
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2014

This Printz Honor Book is a “tender, honest exploration of identity” (Publishers Weekly) that distills lyrical truths about family and friendship.

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common.


Mexican WhiteBoy Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780440239383
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Published: Ember - January 12th, 2010

Newbery Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Matt de la Peña's Mexican WhiteBoy is a story of friendship, acceptance, and the struggle to find your identity in a world of definitions.


Don't Date Rosa Santos Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368039703
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 14th, 2019

For fans of Gilmore Girls and To All the Boys I've Loved Before, this effervescent love story from debut author Nina Moreno will sweep you away.

Rosa Santos is cursed by the sea-at least, that's what they say. Dating her is bad news, especially if you're a boy with a boat.


The Grief Keeper Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525514022
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - June 11th, 2019

This stunning YA debut is a timely and heartfelt speculative narrative about healing, faith, and freedom.


Undead Girl Gang Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780451478245
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Published: Razorbill - May 14th, 2019

"A fun, fast read...it will resonate with readers who dabble in any sort of arts, dark or otherwise." --NPR.org

"With a singular and hilariously cutting teen voice, UNDEAD GIRL GANG is sure to be one of the most talked-about YA novels of the year." --BookPage


They Could Have Named Her Anything Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781542003759
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Published: Little a - August 1st, 2019

Racism, class, and betrayal collide in this poignant debut novel about restoring the broken bonds of family and friendship.


Resistencia: Poems of Protest and Revolution Cover Image
By Julia Alvarez (Introduction by), Mark Eisner (Editor), Tina Escaja (Editor)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781951142070
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Published: Tin House Books - September 15th, 2020

“To read these poems is to be reminded again and again of our true allegiance to each other.” —from the introduction by Julia Alvarez


Esperanza renace (Esperanza Rising): (Spanish language edition of Esperanza Rising) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780439398855
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Published: Scholastic en español - August 1st, 2002

A Mexican "Grapes of Wrath," based on a family story, from the award-winning author of Riding Freedom.