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“Enchanting” and “unforgettable”

These five books for middle-graders and middle-schoolers draw on realistic Latine experience as well as some fantasy elements. See also our Five Questions interview with Pedro Martín about his graphic memoir Mexikid (Dial, 10–14 years). September 15–October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Latine/x Heritage Month. Find additional books, articles, interviews,...

Latine/x YA: Not alone

Here are five books about Latine/x young adults who forge connections with others across oceans, centuries, and planes of existence. September 15–October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Latine/x Heritage Month. Find additional books, articles, interviews, and more from the Horn Book here.  Frontera  by Julio Anta; illus. by Jacoby Salcedo  Middle...

Gatos, perros, and more

Here are nine picture books for younger readers and listeners ranging from the silly to the serious and celebrating Latinidad. See also Spanish Is the Language of My Family (from our Back-to-School issue of Notes from the Horn Book). September 15–October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Latine/x Heritage Month. Find...

Hispanic/Latine/x Connections

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Latine/x Heritage Month (September 15–October 15), we offer a "Book Bundle" of three recent picture books to help readers acknowledge and honor the voices, history, culture, and boundless contributions of Hispanic and Latine/x communities all year round. Find related books, articles, interviews, and more...

Yas, Queens!

The queen archetype has long been a fixture in literature, mythology, and popular culture. Stories (like the three picture-book biographies highlighted below) about female people who command respect, have a voice, fight for what they believe in, and enhance the lives of others through compassionate service are imperative for our...

Every Day Is Grandparents Day!

Happy National Grandparents Day, this year on Sunday, September 10! Grandparents have long been the backbone of families and entire communities, so it’s fitting that they’re given pride of place in these three picture books. Find more related books and articles from here and at the Guide/Reviews Database: Subject: Families--Grandparents. Camacho-Church,...

The Power of Literacy

September 8th is International Literacy Day, the perfect bridgehead from which to use these three picture books to proclaim the power of books and reading in the face of increasing attacks on libraries and literacy. For more related books, see Make way from the August 2023 issue of Notes from the...

Make way

These seven picture-book biographies for primary and intermediate readers celebrate book creators: authors, illustrators, editors (and even, in a dual-Ducklings twist, a sculptor!). For more, see the Authors tag on the Guide/Reviews Database; for example, check out Planting Stories by Anika Aldamuy Denise and Pura’s Cuentos by Annette Bay Pimentel...

Class is in session

There’s lots to learn for the protagonists of these five school-set novels for middle- and high schoolers — and, in many cases, for the other characters around them. All You Have to Do  by Autumn Allen; lyrics by Kahlil AkNahlej Allen  High School    Kokila/Penguin    432 pp.  8/23    9780593619049    $19.99  e-book...
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