Cuban/Cuban American

A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow

by Laura Taylor Namey

Age 12 or older

Themes: Coming of Age, Cross-Group Dating, Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Family Separation: Living with Other Family or Friends, Generation: 1st, Genre: Romance, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend, Welcoming by Community

A Song of Frutas

by Margarita Engle

Age 04 or older

Themes: Celebrations, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Generation: 2nd, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Abuelita and I Make Flan

by Adriana Hernández Bergstrom

Age 5 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Recommended: Las Musas

All For One, Definitely Dominguita #3

by Terry Catasus Jennings

Age 06 or older

Themes: Celebrations: Quinceañera, Cross-Group Friendship, Engagement Tool: Discussion, Generation: 1st, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Captain Dom’s Treasure, Definitely Dominguita #2

by Terry Catasus Jennings

Age 06 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Generation: 2nd, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa

by Veronica Chambers

Age 06 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Genre: Historical, The Arts

Coming Up Cuban: Rising Past Castro’s Shadow

by Sonia Manzano

Age 9 or older

Themes: Genre: Historical, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Con Cuba en el bolsillo

by Adrianna Cuevas

Age 8 or older

Themes: Discrimination: Immigration Status, Discrimination: Language Ability, Educator Resource, Engagement Tool: Discussion, Engagement Tool: Video, Family Separation: Different Immigration Status, Multilingual Character, Non-English Book: Spanish, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee: War/Conflict, Unaccompanied Minors

Crecer Siendo Cubano

by Sonia Manzano

Age 9 or older

Themes: Genre: Historical, Non-English Book: Spanish, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Cuba in My Pocket

by Adrianna Cuevas

Age 8 or older

Themes: Discrimination: Cultural, Discrimination: Immigration Status, Discrimination: Language Ability, Educator Resource, Engagement Tool: Discussion, Engagement Tool: Video, Family Separation: Different Immigration Status, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee: War/Conflict, Unaccompanied Minors

Don’t Date Rosa Santos

by Nina Moreno

Age 14 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Dating, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, Own Voices/Lived Experience

El nuevo hogar de Tia Fortuna

by Ruth Behar

Age 04 or older

Themes: Celebrations, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Enchanted Air

by Margarita Engle

Age 12 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Genre: Historical, Multiracial Identity

Floating on Mama’s Song / Flotando en la cancion de mama

by Laura Lacamara

Age 05 or older

Themes: Bilingual Book: Spanish/English, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, The Arts

Good-bye Havana, Hola New York!

by Edie Colon

Age 05 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Separation: Living with Other Family or Friends, Immigrant: Reunion of Family

Isla to Island

by Alexis Castellanos

Age 10 or older

Themes: Family Separation: Living with Other Family or Friends, Graphic Novel, Refugee: War/Conflict

Join the Club, Maggie Diaz

by Nina Moreno

Age 08 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Siblings, Generation: 2nd, Own Voices/Lived Experience, STEM, The Arts, Welcoming by Individual

Knight of the Cape: Definitely Dominguita , #1

by Terry Catasus Jennings

Age 06 or older

Themes: Allyship, Community Action, Cross-Group Friendship, Education & Literacy, Educator Resource, Engagement Tool: I'm Your Neighbor Books Created, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Generation: 2nd, Generational Differences: Gender Roles, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience

La casita de esperanza

by Terry Catasús Jennings

Age 4 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Educator Resource, Engagement Tool: Discussion, Engagement Tool: I'm Your Neighbor Books Created, Engagement Tool: Video, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Separation: By Detention, Multilingual Character, Non-English Book: Spanish, Recommended: Las Musas, Refugee: Persecution, Welcoming by Individual, Welcoming Library Selection

Lucky Broken Girl

by Ruth Behar

Age 09 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Multiracial Identity, Religious Background: Jewish, The Arts

Merci Suarez Can’t Dance

by Meg Medina

Age 09 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Dating, Cross-Group Friendship, The Arts

Merci Suárez Changes Gears

by Meg Medina

Age 09 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Siblings

Merci Suárez No Sabe Bailar

by Meg Medina

Age 9 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Generation: 2nd, Non-English Book: Spanish, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Welcoming by School

Merci Suárez Plays It Cool

by Meg Medina

Age 9 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Generation: 2nd, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Welcoming by School

Merci Suárez se pone las pilas

by Meg Medina

Age 09 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Ophelia After All

by Racquel Marie

Age 14 or older

Themes: Engagement Tool: Video, Generational Differences: Dating, LGBTQIA+, Multilingual Character, Recommended: Las Musas

Refugee

by Alan Gratz

Age 09 or older

Themes: Genre: Historical, Refugee Journey, Refugee: Asylee, Refugee: Persecution, Refugee: War/Conflict, Religious Background: Jewish, Religious Background: Muslim

Running

by Natalia Sylvester

Age 12 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Multilingual Character, Multiracial Identity

Sofia Acosta Makes a Scene

by Emma Otheguy

Age 08 or older

Themes: Citizenship, Discrimination: Immigration Status, Generation: 1st, Immigrant: Undocumented, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers

by Celia C. Perez

Age 09 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Multiracial Identity

The Book of Lost Saints

by Daniel José Older

Themes: Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, Genre: Historical, Own Voices/Lived Experience

The Dream Weaver

by Reina Luz Alegre

Age 10 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Generation: 2nd, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend