Cuban/Cuban American

¡Adiós, Habana! ¡Hola, Nueva York! (Good-Bye, Havana! Hola, New York!)

by Edie Colon

Age 04 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Separation: Living with Other Family or Friends, Immigrant: Reunion of Family, Non-English Book: Spanish

A British Girl’s Guide to Hurricanes and Heartbreak

by Laura Taylor Namey

Age 12 or older

Themes: Coming of Age, Cross-Group Dating, Cross-Group Friendship, Genre: Romance, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend, Unaccompanied Minors

A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow

by Laura Taylor Namey

Age 12 or older

Themes: Audiobook, 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, Starred Review, 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, Starred Review

Abuelita and I Make Flan

by Adriana Hernández Bergstrom

Age 05 or older

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

Abuelita y yo hacemos flan

by Adriana Hernández Bergstrom

Age 05 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Non-English Book: Spanish, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Recommended: Las Musas

Abuelita’s Secret

by Alma Flor Ada

Age 04 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Storytelling, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Separation: Living with Other Family or Friends, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Welcoming by School

Aire encantado (Enchanted Air)

by Margarita Engle

Age 12 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Genre: Historical, Multiracial Identity, Non-English Book: Spanish

Alas salvajes (Wings in the Wild)

by Margarita Engle

Age 12 or older

Themes: Activism, Animals, Coming of Age, Community Action, Cross-Group Dating, Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Storytelling, Family Separation: By Detention, Genre: Poetry, Loss of Childhood, Multilingual Character, Non-English Book: Spanish, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee Journey, Refugee: Persecution, The Arts, Trauma & Healing, Unaccompanied Minors, Welcoming by Individual

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

Baking with Mi Abuelita

by Julissa Mora

Age 04 or older

Themes: Celebrations, Cultural Empowerment, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Starred Review, Welcoming by Individual

Captain Dom’s Treasure, Definitely Dominguita #2

by Terry Catasus Jennings

Age 06 or older

Themes: Audiobook, 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, Starred Review

Con Cuba en el bolsillo

by Adrianna Cuevas

Age 8 or older

Themes: Award Winner, 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: Award Winner, 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, Starred Review, Unaccompanied Minors

Cuba in My Pocket (Wonderbook Edition)

by Adrianna Cuevas

Age 08 or older

Themes: Audiobook, 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, Wonderbook

Don’t Date Rosa Santos

by Nina Moreno

Age 14 or older

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

El Eclipse Total de Nestor Lopez

by Adrianna Cuevas

Age 08 or older

Themes: Animals, Award Winner, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Genre: Fantasy & Folklore, Non-English Book: Spanish, Own Voices/Lived Experience

El nuevo hogar de Tia Fortuna

by Ruth Behar

Age 04 or older

Themes: Audiobook, 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, Starred Review

Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away

by Meg Medina

Age 05 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Cross-Group Friendship, Engagement Tool: Arts, Engagement Tool: Video, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Starred Review

Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away (Wonderbook Edition)

by Meg Medina

Age 05 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Cross-Group Friendship, Engagement Tool: Arts, Engagement Tool: Video, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Wonderbook

Evelyn Del Rey se muda

by Meg Medina

Age 05 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Cross-Group Friendship, Non-English Book: Spanish, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Farewell Cuba, Mi Isla

by Alexandra Diaz

Age 08 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Extended, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Separation: On Journey, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee: War/Conflict, Starred Review, Unaccompanied Minors

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

Hasta siempre Cuba, mi isla (Farewell Cuba, Mi Isla)

by Alexandra Diaz

Age 08 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Extended, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Separation: On Journey, Multilingual Character, Non-English Book: Spanish, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee: War/Conflict, Unaccompanied Minors

Invisible: A Graphic Novel

by Christina Diaz Gonzalez

Age 08 or older

Themes: Activism, Award Winner, Bilingual Book: Spanish/English, Community Action, Cross-Group Friendship, Discrimination: Language Ability, Family Separation: Different Immigration Status, Family Separation: Living with Other Family or Friends, Generation: 1st, Generation: 2nd, Genre: Action Adventure, Graphic Novel, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Starred Review

Isla to Island

by Alexis Castellanos

Age 10 or older

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

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