Dominican/Dominican American

Ana Maria Reyes Does Not Live in a Castle

by Hilda Eunice Burgos

Age 10 or older

Themes: Generation: 1st, Visiting Home Country

Aniana del Mar Jumps In

by Jasmine Mendez

Age 08 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Diverse Abilities: Physical, Family Relationship: Parents, Generational Differences, Genre: Poetry, Mental Health, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Sports, Trauma & Healing, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend

Anita and the Dragons

by Hannah Carmona

Age 07 or older

Themes: Allegory

Buenos espiritus

by Camille Gomera-Tavarez

Age 12 or older

Themes: Award Winner: Youth Media Awards 2023, Coming of Age, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Generational Differences, Generational Differences: Gender Roles, Mental Health, Non-English Book: Spanish, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Recommended: Las Musas

Burn Down, Rise Up

by Vincent Tirado

Age 14 or older

Themes: Activism, Award Winner: Youth Media Awards 2023, Coming of Age, Cross-Group Friendship, Discrimination: Racial, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Genre: Action Adventure, LGBTQIA+, Own Voices/Lived Experience
Clap When You Lane

Clap When You Land

by Elizabeth Acevedo

Age 14 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Generation: 1st, LGBTQIA+, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend

Doodles from the Boogie Down

by Stephanie Rodriguez

Age 09 or older

Themes: Coming of Age, Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Graphic Novel, Own Voices/Lived Experience, The Arts

Frizzy

by Claribel A. Ortega

Age 08 or older

Themes: Award Winner: Youth Media Awards 2023, Body Image, Coming of Age, Family Relationship: Extended, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 2nd, Generational Differences, Graphic Novel, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Starred Review

High Spirits

by Camille Gomera-Tavarez

Age 12 or older

Themes: Award Winner: Youth Media Awards 2023, Coming of Age, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Generational Differences, Generational Differences: Gender Roles, Genre: Fantasy & Folklore, Mental Health, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Recommended: Las Musas

Inheritance: A Visual Poem

by Elizabeth Acevedo

Age 13 or older

Themes: Award Winner: Youth Media Awards 2023, Body Image, Coming of Age, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Discrimination: Racial, Genre: Poetry, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Invisible: A Graphic Novel

by Christina Diaz Gonzalez

Age 08 or older

Themes: Activism, 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

Islandborn

by Junot Diaz

Age 06 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Grandparents, Multiracial Identity

Islands Apart: Becoming Dominican American

by Jasminne Mendez

Age 12 or older

Themes: Body Image, Coming of Age, Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Discrimination: Language Ability, Discrimination: Racial, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Generational Differences: Dating, Generational Differences: Gender Roles, Genre: Poetry, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Lola (Islandborn)

by Junot Diaz

Age 06 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Grandparents, Generation: 1st, Non-English Book: Spanish, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Love in English

by Maria E. Andreu

Age 14 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, LGBTQIA+, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience, The Arts

Luis Paints the World

by Terry Farish

Age 06 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Family Relationship: Siblings, The Arts, Welcoming by Community

Miosotis Flores Never Forgets

by Hilda Eunice Burgos

Age 09 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Generation: 1st, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Never Look Back

by Lilliam Rivera

Age 13 or older

Themes: Award Winner, Cross-Group Dating, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Our Stories Carried Us Here

by Full List in Materials

Age 12 or older

Themes: Citizenship, Discrimination: Cultural, Engagement Tool: Video, Graphic Novel, Immigrant: Economic, Immigrant: Education, Immigrant: Religious Freedom, Immigrant: Reunion of Family, Immigrant: Undocumented

Plátanos Are Love

by Alyssa Reynoso-Morris

Age 04 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Celebrations & Traditions, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Rizos (Frizzy)

by Claribel A. Ortega

Age 08 or older

Themes: Award Winner: Youth Media Awards 2022, Body Image, Coming of Age, Family Relationship: Extended, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 2nd, Generational Differences, Graphic Novel, Non-English Book: Spanish, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Starred Review

Running

by Natalia Sylvester

Age 12 or older

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

Starting Over in Sunset Park

by Lynn McGee

Age 06 or older

Themes: Animals, Family Relationship: Parents, Immigrant: Economic, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Welcoming by Individual

Starting Over in Sunset Park (Wonderbook Edition)

by Jose Pelaez Lynn McGee

Age 06 or older

Themes: Animals, Audiobook, Family Relationship: Parents, Immigrant: Economic, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Welcoming by Individual, Wonderbook

The Making of Yolanda la Bruja

by Lorraine Avila

Age 12 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Cross-Group Dating, Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Discrimination: Racial, Diverse Abilities: Physical, Generation: 1st, Genre: Fantasy & Folklore, LGBTQIA+, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Recommended: Community Rallying Against Hate

The Poet X

by Elizabeth Acevedo

Age 13 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Family Relationship: Parents, Multilingual Character, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Christian, The Arts

The Poet X (en espanol)

by Elizabeth Acevedo

Age 13 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Multilingual Character, Multiracial Identity, Non-English Book: Spanish, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Christian, The Arts

This Train Is Being Held

by Ismee Williams

Age 13 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Dating, Discrimination: Racial, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Generational Differences: Dating, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Wash Day Diaries

by Jamila Rowser

Age 12 or older

Themes: Award Winner: Youth Media Awards 2023, Body Image, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Graphic Novel, LGBTQIA+, Own Voices/Lived Experience