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Books of Hispanic Interest

titles featuring Hispanic characters
or based upon Hispanic folktales

Young Adult
The Spanish Smile - Scott O'Dell
Pacific Crossing - Gary Soto

Juvenile Fiction
My Name Is Maria Isabel - Alma Flor Ada
The El Dorado Adventure - Lloyd Alexander
Before We Were Free - Julia Alvarez
My Land Sings: Stories from the Rio Grande - Rudolfo A. Anaya
Faith and the Rocket Cat - Patrick Jennings
La Mariposa - Francisco Jimenez
Night of the Chupacabras - Marie G. Lee
It Doesn't Have to Be This Way: A Barrio Story - Luis J. Rodriguez
Esperanza Rising - Pam Muñoz Ryan
Baseball In April and Other Stories - Gary Soto
Boys at Work - Gary Soto
Crazy Weekend - Gary Soto
Petty Crimes - Gary Soto
The Skirt - Gary Soto
Taking Sides - Gary Soto
Mama's Birthday Surprise - Elizabeth Spurr

Picture Books
The Gold Coin - Alma Flor Ada
Friends From the Other Side - Gloria Anzaldua
Hello, Amigos! - Tricia Brown
A Day's Work - Eve Bunting
Born In the Gravy - Denys Cazet
Magda's Piñata Magic - Becky Chavarria-Chairez
Magda's Tortillas - Becky Chavarria-Chairez
Hairs = Pellitos - Sandra Cisneros
Dream Carver - Diana Cohn
Pablo and Pimienta - Ruth M. Covault
Chave's Memories - Maria Isabel Delgado
Abuela - Arthur Dorros
When the Monkeys Came Back - Kristine L. Franklin
How Nanita Learns to Make Flan - Campbell Geeslin
Isabel's House of Butterflies - Tony Johnston
The Magic Maguey - Tony Johnston
My Dog Is Lost! - Ezra Jack Keats
Fernando's Gift - Douglas Keister
Hooray! A Piñata - Elisa Kleven
The Birthday Swap - Loretta Lopez
A Gift for Abuelita: Celebrating the Day of the Dead - Nancy Luenn
The Little Painter of Sabana Grande - Patricia Maloney Markun
Soccer Cousins - Jean Marzollo
A Birthday Basket for Tia - Pat Mora
Tomás and the Library Lady - Pat Mora
A Christmas Surprise for Chabelita - Argentia Palacios
Tortillas and Lullabies, Tortillas y Cancioncitas - Lynn Reiser
Mama Provi and the Pot of Rice - Sylvia Rosa-Casanova
Chato and the Party Animals - Gary Soto
Chato's Kitchen - Gary Soto
Josefina - Jeanette Winter
Pumpkin Fiesta - Caryn Yacowitz

Borreguita and the Coyote: A Tale from Ayutla, Mexico - Verna Aardema
The Lizard and the Sun: A Folktale in English and Spanish - Alma Flor Ada
The Rooster Who Went to His Uncle's Wedding: A Latin American Folktale - Alma Flor Ada
Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems - Francisco X. Alarcon
Llama and the Great Flood: A Folktale from Peru - Ellen Alexander
Barrilete: A Kite for the Day of the Dead - Elisa Amado
The Pot That Juan Built - Nancy Andrews-Goebel
Magic Dogs of the Volcanoes - Manlio Argueta
Children Of the Maya: A Guatemalan Indian Odyssey - Brent K. Ashabranner
Voices From the Fields: Children of Migrant Farm Workers Tell Their Stories - S. Beth Atkin
Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United States - Lori M. Carlson, editor
Domitila: A Cinderella Tale from the Mexican Tradition - Jewell Reinhart Coburn
Adelita - Tomie dePaola
The Legend of the Poinsettia - Tomie dePaola
The Emerald Lizard: Fifteen Latin American Tales to Tell in English and Spanish - Pleasant DeSpain
Coming to North America: From Mexico, Cuba, and Puerto Rico - Susan Garver & Paula McGuire
Magic Windows - Carmen Lomas Garza
People of Corn: A Mayan Story - Mary-Joan Gerson
Señor Cat's Romance and Other Favorite Stories from Latin America - Lucia M. Gonzalez
Fiesta! - Ginger Foglesong Guy
El Cucuy: A Bogeyman Cuento in English and Spanish - Joe Hayes
Hector Lives In the United States Now: The Story of a Mexican-American Child - Joan Hewett
Day of the Dead: A Mexican-American Celebration - Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith
Day of the Dead - Tony Johnston
My Mexico = Mexico mio - Tony Johnston
Quinceañera: A Latina's Journey to Womanhood - Mary D. Lankford
Musicians of the Sun - Gerald McDermott
Famous Mexican-Americans - Janet Morey & Wendy Dunn
Diez Deditos and Other Play Rhymes and Action Songs from Latin America - José-Luis Orozco
Festival of the Bones - Luis San Vicente
Extraordinary Hispanic Americans - Susan Sinnott
Neighborhood Odes - Gary Soto
The Lost Temple of the Aztecs: What It Was Like When the Spaniards Invaded Mexico - Shelley Tanaka

Alicia Alonso: First Lady of the Ballet - Sandra Martin Arnold
Journey for Peace: The Story of Rigoberta Menchu - Marlene Targ Brill
Roberto Clemente - Thomas W. Gilbert
Sor Juana, a Trailblazing Thinker - Elizabeth Martinez
Dolores Huerta - Frank Perez
Cesar Chavez - Susan Zannos
Pride of Puerto Rico: The Life of Roberto Clemente - Paul Robert Walker
Frida - Jonah Winter

titles last updated July 1, 2006

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