These 10 books by Latinx authors to read for Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 (September 15 – October 15) feature memoirs, contemporary fiction, YA fiction, historical fiction, and brand new fiction by Latinx authors. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with these books by Latinx authors.
10 Books By Latinx Authors To Read For Hispanic Heritage Month 2022
1. In the Shadow of the Mountain: A Memoir of Courage by Silvia Vasquez-Lavado
“In climbing the Seven Summits, Silvia Vasquez-Lavado did nothing less than take back her own life―one brave step at a time. She will inspire untold numbers of souls with this story, for her victory is a win on behalf of all of us.”―Elizabeth Gilbert
2. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez
A “stunning” (America Ferrera) YA novel about a teenager coming to terms with losing her sister and finding herself amid the pressures, expectations, and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican American home.
3. Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia
A sweeping, masterful debut about a daughter’s fateful choice, a mother motivated by her own past, and a family legacy that begins in Cuba before either of them were born.
4. Trust by Hernán Diaz
“A genre-bending, time-skipping story about New York City’s elite in the roaring ’20s and Great Depression.”—Vanity Fair
5. Neruda on the Park: A Novel by Cleyvis Natera
An exhilarating debut novel following members of a Dominican family in New York City who take radically different paths when faced with encroaching gentrification.
6. Woman of Light by Kali Fajardo-Anstine
A “dazzling, cinematic, intimate, lyrical” (Roxane Gay) epic of betrayal, love, and fate that spans five generations of an Indigenous Chicano family in the American West, from the author of the National Book Award finalist Sabrina & Corina.
7. The Neapolitan Sisters by Margo Candela
Three sisters. Three vastly different lives. A maelstrom of family secrets. For fans of María Amparo Escandón and Laurie Frankel, Margo Candela pens a riotous, provocative tale of family and sisterhood.
8. My Broken Language: A Memoir by Quiara Alegría Hudes
The Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright and co-writer of In the Heights tells her lyrical story of coming of age against the backdrop of an ailing Philadelphia barrio, with her sprawling Puerto Rican family as a collective muse.
9. A Ballad of Love and Glory: A Novel by Reyna Grande
A sweeping historical saga following a Mexican army nurse and an Irish soldier who must fight, at first for their survival and then for their love, amidst the atrocity of the Mexican-American War.
10. How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water by Angie Cruz
An electrifying new novel about a woman who has lost everything but the chance to finally tell her story.
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