Mexican/Mexican American

!Essie! ?Otra Vez?

by Jenny Lacika

Age 3 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Siblings, Generation: 2nd, Multilingual Character, Non-English Book: Spanish, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Recommended: Las Musas, STEM

¡Andale, Prieta!: A Love Letter to My Family

by Yasmin Ramirez

Age 12 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Grandparents, Generation: 2nd, Genre: Poetry, Mental Health, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Sports, Trauma & Healing, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend, Trauma & Healing: Physical Assault, Trauma & Healing: Sexual Assault

¡Ay, Mija!: My Bilingual Summer in Mexico

by Christine Suggs

Age 12 or older

Themes: Body Image, Cultural Empowerment, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Celebrations & Traditions, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Family Relationship: Extended, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Generational Differences, Graphic Novel, LGBTQIA+, Multilingual Character, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience, The Arts, Visiting Home Country, Welcoming by Individual

A Crown for Corina

by Laekan Zea Kemp

Age 04 or older

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

A Gift from Abuela

by Cecilia Ruiz

Age 04 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Own Voices/Lived Experience

A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son

by Sergio Troncoso

Age 16 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Multilingual Character, Multiracial Identity

A Sky Without Lines

by Krystia Basil

Age 03 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Family Separation: Different Immigration Status

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

Again, Essie?

by Jenny Lacika

Age 3 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Siblings, Generation: 2nd, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Recommended: Las Musas, STEM

Algo Le Paso a Mi Papa: Una Historia Sobre Inmigracion y la Separacion Familiar

by Ann Hazzard

Age 04 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Detention, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Separation: By Detention, Family Separation: Different Immigration Status, Generation: 1st, Multilingual Character, Non-English Book: Spanish

All the Stars Denied

by Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Age 12 or older

Themes: Citizenship, Discrimination: Immigration Status, Discrimination: Racial, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Separation: Different Immigration Status, Generation: 1st, Genre: Historical, Immigrant: Economic, Migrant/Seasonal Worker

An Appetite for Miracles

by Laekan Zea Kemp

Age 14 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Body Image, Coming of Age, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Separation: By Detention, Genre: Romance, Own Voices/Lived Experience, The Arts, Trauma & Healing

Ander & Santi Were Here

by Jonny Garza Villa

Age 14 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Citizenship, Coming of Age, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Deportation, Detention, Family Relationship: Parents, Generational Differences: Dating, Generational Differences: Gender Roles, Genre: Romance, Immigrant: Undocumented, LGBTQIA+, Own Voices/Lived Experience, The Arts

Areli Es Una Dreamer

by Areli Morales

Age 04 or older

Themes: Celebrations, Citizenship, Discrimination: Immigration Status, Family Relationship: Parents, Immigrant: Undocumented, Non-English Book: Spanish, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Areli Is a Dreamer

by Areli Morales

Age 04 or older

Themes: Celebrations, Citizenship, Discrimination: Immigration Status, Family Relationship: Parents, Immigrant: Undocumented, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Barely Missing Everything

by Matt Mendez

Age 14 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Loss of Childhood, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend

Becoming Kid Quixote

by Steven Haff

Age 08 or older

Themes: Generation: 1st, The Arts

Belonging in America and Mexico

by Daniel Zuniga Gonzalez

Age 08 or older

Themes: Bilingual Book: Spanish/English, Discrimination: Racial, Graphic Novel, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Best Amigas

by Patricia Santos Marcantonio

Age 09 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Friendship, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Between Us and Abuela

by Mitali Perkins

Age 03 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Celebrations, Family Relationship: Grandparents

Between Us and Abuela (Wonderbook Edition)

by Mitali Perkins

Age 03 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Celebrations, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Wonderbook

Boulevard of Dreams (Fearless Series #2)

by Mandy Gonzalez

Age 08 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Genre: Fantasy & Folklore, The Arts

Breathe and Count Back from Ten

by Natalia Sylvester

Age 13 or older

Themes: Award Winner: Youth Media Awards 2023, Body Image, Coming of Age, Cross-Group Dating, Diverse Abilities: Physical, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Generational Differences, Immigrant: Economic, Mental Health, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Trauma & Healing

Bright Star

by Yuyi Morales

Age 04 or older

Themes: Allegory, Award Winner, Award Winner: Youth Media Awards 2022, Bilingual Book: Spanish/English, Engagement Tool: Video, Family Separation: On Journey, Immigrant: Undocumented, Migrant Smuggling, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Unaccompanied Minors, US/Mexican Border Crossing

Cake Mix: Learning to Love All Your Ingredients

by Mikki Hernandez

Age 05 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Family Relationship: Parents, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Welcoming by School

Calling the Moon: 16 Period Stories from BIPOC Authors

by Aida Salazar (Editor)

Age 10 or older

Themes: Anthology, Body Image, Celebrations, Coming of Age, Family Relationship: Parents, LGBTQIA+, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Trauma & Healing

Camila the Star (Series)

by Alicia Salazar

Age 05 or older

Themes: Celebrations, Cross-Group Friendship, Non-English Book: Spanish, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Sports, STEM, The Arts

Carlos Gomez Freestyles…Heavy on the Style

by Chuck Gonzalez

Age 08 or older

Themes: Coming of Age, Diverse Abilities: Neurological, Genre: Action Adventure, Graphic Novel, LGBTQIA+, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Carmela Full of Wishes

by Matt de la Pena

Age 05 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Family Relationship: Siblings, Family Separation: Different Immigration Status, Immigrant: Economic, Migrant/Seasonal Worker, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Carmela Full of Wishes (Wonderbook Edition)

by Matt de la Pena

Age 05 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Family Relationship: Siblings, Family Separation: Different Immigration Status, Immigrant: Economic, Migrant/Seasonal Worker, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Wonderbook

Carmen Learns English

by Judy Cox

Age 06 or older

Themes: Discrimination: Language Ability, Family Relationship: Siblings, Multilingual Character

Casi alcanzar todo (Barely Missing Everything)

by Matt Mendez

Age 14 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Loss of Childhood, Non-English Book: Spanish, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend