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12 BOOKS TO READ DURING NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH …

by Jennifer Hughes

Have you read “Mexican Gothic” by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia yet? If a chilling horror story is your flavor, it’s a must-read! The Washington Post claims that “It’s as if a supernatural power compels us to turn the pages of the gripping Mexican Gothic.” However, there is more to the story than a good plot. It is one of several critically acclaimed titles that was written by Moreno-Garcia, an author of Hispanic descent.

Rapides Parish Library highlights Moreno-Garcia and all authors of Hispanic descent who have made a literary contribution to the world during National Hispanic Heritage Month. While our bookshelves, e-book services, and databases host a wide array of Hispanic authors, RPL staff members have selected a few titles to create a reading list available for check out at the Library.

Children’s Books

  • “Alma and How She Got Her Name”  by Juana Martinez-Neal
  • “Dreamers”  by Yuyi Morales
  • “Mango, Abuela, and Me”  by Meg Medina

 Teen Books

  • “Furia”  by Yamile Saied Mendez
  • “Clap When You Land”  by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • “I Will Save You”  by Matt de la Pena

 Fiction

  • “Fruit of the Drunken Tree”  by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
  • “Mexican Gothic”  by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • “A Long Petal of the Sea”  by Isabel Allende

 Nonfiction

  • “The Lines Become a River”  by Francisco Cantú
  • “The Distance Between Us: A Memoir”  by Reyna Grande
  • “Mean”  by Miriam Gurba

Whether you enjoy a good novel, prefer nonfiction, or want to introduce your children to a variety of cultures through literature, RPL has you covered during National Hispanic Heritage month! Be sure to visit your favorite branch or our website at http://www.rpl.org to celebrate the significant literary contributions made by Hispanic authors.

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