latin america


This page is a list of books with Latinx protagonists and/or written by Latinx authors. Latin America includes: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cuba, Domincan Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela (and more, these are just the countries I have books for). Each category is split into age range and genre.

A table of contents can be found below. If you would like to submit a book to add a book to this list, please see the form in the original post.

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CORRECTION FORM

I haven’t read a lot of these books, so some of the listed representation may be wrong or vague. Please submit any corrections to these books! Note that: New submissions should be submitted in the form in the original post, not this one. You can also contact me by email here.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Latinx
  2. Mexico and the Caribbean
  3. South America
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LATINX

YOUNG ADULT

contemporary

bookinformation
The Closest I’ve Come by Fred Acevesrep: ownvoices Latinx protagonist
genre: contemporary
setting: U.S.
Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From by Jennifer De Leon
(out August 4, 2020)
rep: ownvoices Latinx protagonist
genre: contemporary
setting: U.S.

fantasy / magical realism / science fiction

bookinformation
Brookly Brujas series by Zoraida Córdovarep: ownvoices bisexual Latinx protagonist, wlw Guyanese love interest
genre: fantasy
setting: U.S.
Diamond City by Francesca Floresrep: ownvoices bisexual Latinx-coded protagonist
genre: fantasy
Nocturna by Maya Motaynerep: ownvoices Latinx inspiration
genre: fantasy
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
(out September 1, 2020)
rep: ownvoices gay Latinx protagonist, Latinx side characters
genre: fantasy
The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemorerep: ownvoices Latinx-American protagonist
genre: magical realism
When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore rep: ownvoices Latinx-American protagonist, ownvoices trans Pakistani protagonist
genre: magical realism
Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemorerep: ownvoices Latinx-American protagonists, genderqueer side character
genre: magical realism
Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemorerep: ownvoices Latinx-American protagonists, genderqueer protagonist
genre: magical realism
Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemorerep: ownvoices Latinx-American protagonist
genre: magical realism
Never Look Back by Lilliam Rivera
(out September 1)
rep: Afro-Latinx protagonists
genre: magical realism
setting: U.S.
We Set the Dark on Fire duology by Tehlor Kay Mejiarep: ownvoices wlw Latinx protagonists
genre: science fiction
Dealing in Dreams by Lilliam Riverarep: ownvoices Latinx protagonist
genre: science fiction