Cobb Public Library Creates Book List for Hispanic Heritage Month


The Cobb County Public Library has compiled a suggested reading list for Hispanic Heritage Month.

Hispanic Heritage Month is unusual in that it spans two months, from September 15 to October 15.

The celebration’s website describes its origin as follows:

The observation began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period beginning September 15 and ending October 15. It was enacted on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

The day of September 15 is important because it is the anniversary of the independence of the countries of Latin America, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Additionally, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and 18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30-day period.

Here is the list of books compiled by the Cobb County Public Library:

List of Hispanic Heritage Month Books with Links

Picture books for children

across the bay by Carlos Aponte

Alma y cómo obtuvo su nom by Juana Martinez Neal

Areli is a Dreamer by Areli Morales

To imagine by Juan Felipe Herrera

You just have to ask ! : Be different, be brave, be yourself by Sonia Sotomayor

Help us ! : How to build a better world by Sonia Sotomayor

Last stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena

Lola by Junot Diaz

Mango, Abuela and me by Meg Medina

Martina the Beautiful Cockroach by Carmen Agra Deedy

My grandpa owns a motorbike by Isabel Quintero

Nosotros means us by Paloma Valdivia

Quizás algo hermoso: how art transforms a barrio by F.Isabelle Campoy

Rudas: the horrible hermanitas of Nino by Yuyi Morales

Books for children and tweens

Dactyl Hill Squad by Daniel Jose Older

The epic failure of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya

The first rule of punk by Celia Perez

Ghost squad by Claribel Ortega

Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina

Lottery by Karla Arenas Valenti

Marcus Vega does not speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya

Maximilian and the Lucha Libre Club by Xavier Garza

Thank you Suárez changes gear by Meg Medina

The only road by Alexandra Diaz

Sal and Gabi shatter the universe by Carlos Hernandez

They call me Guero by David Bowles

Fiction for teens and young adults

All of us with wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil

Barely lack of everything by Matt Mendez

Each of us a desert by Mark Oshiro

The girl who could silence the wind by Meg Medina

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The guardian of mourning by Alexandra Villasante

I’m not your perfect Mexican girl by Ericka L. Sanchez

Juliet breathes by Gaby Rivera

Living Beyond Borders: Growing Up Mexican in America edited by Margarita Longoria

Lobizona by Romina Garber

The lost dreamer by Lizz Huerta

mirror season by Anna-Marie McLemore

The new David Espinoza by Fred Aceves

One of the good by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite

Sanctuary by Paola Mendoza and Abby Sher

shadow shaper by Daniel Jose Older

The Trials of the Sunbringers by Aiden Thomas

This train is held by Ismee Williams

we are not from here by Jenny Torres Sanchez

We set fire to the darkness by Tehlor Kay Mejia

Wild languages ​​cannot be tamed: 15 voices from the Latin diaspora edited by Saraciea J. Fennell

adult fiction

A bit like Adios by Alexis Daria

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

The daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The Five Wounds by Kirstin Valdez Quade

drunk tree fruit by Ingrid Rojas Contreras

The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea

The house of spirits by Isabel Allende

The legacy of Orquídea Divina by Zoraida Cordova

Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli

mexican gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

women and salt by Gabriela Garcia

An offer they can’t refuse by Natalie Cana

Sabrina & Corina by Kali Fajardo-Anstine

The deception of Spanish love by Elene Armas

The velvet was the night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

What’s mine and yours by Naima Coster

¡Yo! by Julia Alvarez

About Cobb County Public Library

According to Cobb County Public Library website:

The Cobb County Public Library is a 15-branch system headquartered in Marietta, Georgia, where its staff members serve a diverse population of more than 750,000 people. Cobb is one of the fastest growing counties in Georgia, and the Cobb County Public Library is dedicated to being a resource center in the community by providing equal access to information, materials, and services. .

History of the Cobb Library System

Cobb County’s first public library was opened at the home of Sarah Freeman Clarke in Marietta. The first free-standing library building, opened on Church Street in 1893 and is named after Clarke.

Libraries were opened in Acworth and Austell in subsequent years, and in 1959 the town of Marietta and several other libraries in Cobb County combined to form a countywide system that launched the County Public Library of Cobb as we know it today.

You can learn more about the history of the Cobb County Public Library by following this link.


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