The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Always Running by Luis Rodriguez
Baseball in April and Other Stories by Gary Soto
Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
Dizzy in Your Eyes by Pat Mora
Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Esperanza’s Box of Saints by Maria Amparo Escandón
The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Kidnapped by Yxta Maya Muray
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
House On Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents by Julia Alvarez
Hunger of Memory by Richard Rodriguez
Illegal by Bettina Restrepo
Lady Q: The Rise and Fall of a Latin Queen by Reymundo Sanchez
Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
Locas by Yxta Maya Muray
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
Parrot in the Oven by Victor Martinez
Rain of Gold by Victor Villaseñor
So Hard to Say by Alex Sanchez
Two Badges: The Lives of Mona Ruiz by Mona Ruiz
When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago

Illegal by Bettina Restrepo and Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
We were here by Matt de la Peña New York : Delacorte Press, ©2009.
Efrain's secret by Sofia Quintero New York : Alfred A. Knopf, ©2010.
Riding invisible by Sandra Alonzo; Nathan Huang New York : Hyperion, ©2010.
Carmen : an urban adaptation of the opera by Walter Dean Myers; Georges Bizet New York : Egmont USA, 2011.
You don't have a clue : Latino mystery stories for teens by Sarah Cortez; Houston, Tex. : Pinata Books, ©2011.
Putting makeup on the fat boy by Bil Wright New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, ©2011.
Rogelia's house of magic by Jamie Martinez Wood New York : Delacorte Press, ©2008
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90 Miles to Havana by Enrique Flores
Dreaming in Cuban by Christina Garcia
Homeboyz by Lawrence Alan Sitomer
The Secret Story of Sonia Rodriguez by Lawrence Alan Sitomer
Pefect Chemistry, Rules of Attraction and Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles
Cuba 15 by Nancy Osa

YALSA and REFORMA developed a reading list with titles featuring teens with Latino/a backgrounds, as well as a reading list of popular titles available in Spanish. Through a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, we created a brochure called Lee por el gusto de leer, which you can download at

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