Must Read Latinx Books 2018

Have you exhausted your summer reading list? If you’re like me and not sure where to turn to next for fall reading, browse through our list of Must Read Latinx Books, 2018 edition! You can also check out our list from last year.

Made up of some oldies (but goodies), as well as more recent titles, this list was compiled in collaboration with librarians and library staff across San Mateo County Libraries. We hope you find something up your alley! Also, if you’re a parent, such as myself, and looking to get your teen, tween, or budding beginning reader a new book, scroll down for a children's list.

Also, make sure to celebrate Latinx Heritage at a San Mateo County Libraries location. We have artists, performers, celebrations and several events happening all month long.


An African American and Latinx History of the United States


The Heart of the Mission

La Nueva California

The New Americans?



Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Burn Baby Burn

Bruja Born

Labyrinth Lost

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

I Lived on Butterfly Hill

The Poet X


Shadowhouse Fall

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick your Ass


Juvenile Fiction

Dancing Home

A Dash of Trouble

The Dragon Slayer

The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora

The First Rule of Punk

Love, Amalia

Lucky Broken Girl


Picture Books

Alma and How She Got Her Name


Frida Kahlo y sus Animalitos

La Princesa and the Pea

Miguel and the Grand Harmony

The Little Red Fort

The One Day House



Board Books

Around the World With Cantinflas

The Life of Celia

The life of Selena

As the San Carlos Youth Services Librarian, I read a lot of youth titles (from picture books to YA). My personal favorite this year? I would have to say the Brooklyn Bruja Series by Zoraida Cordova.

What were some of your must read Latinx titles from this past year? Let us know below!