The Year of Reading Challenge is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month in September! Read any book by an author of Hispanic heritage and log it as an Activity Badge to be entered into the monthly drawing for a gift card. Below is a list compiled by staff using the NoveList database, which you can also use here. The book you read to complete the Activity doesn’t have to come from this list, though. These are just some suggestions in case you need help picking a book.

Have you not signed up yet for The Year of Reading Challenge? It’s never too late! Read more about the challenge here. Sign up in Beanstack to get started. And remember to log your monthly theme book as an Activity Badge to be considered for the drawing!


How the García Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo A. Anaya

No Bad Deed by Heather Chavez

The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba by Chanel Cleeton

The Daughter’s Tale by Armando Lucas Correa

Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn

One Today by Richard Blanco

This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz

Infinite Country by Patricia Engel

Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez

I Am These Truths: A Memoir of Identity, Justice, and Living between Worlds by Sunny Hostin

In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The Book of Lost Saints by Daniel José Older

Their Perfect Melody by Priscilla Oliveras

Lost Empress by Sergio De La Pava

Crashing into Her by Mia Sosa

My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

The Feminist and the Cowboy by Alisa Valdes

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