10 Great Reads in Hispanic Literature

Although we focused on a few biographies and autobiographies for our HHM: Festival of Books Reading Lists this year, we realize that there are countless great reads by Hispanic authors that document or explore the Latino experience. So we wanted to share just a few of these fantastic works. Some are classics, while others aren’t, but either way, we’d love to hear what other book titles you’d include!

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

by Junot Díaz
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How the García Girls Lost Their Accents
by Julia Alvarez
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The House on Mango Street
by Sandra Cisneros
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Dreaming in Cuban
by Cristina García
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Like Water for Chocolate
by Laura Esquivel

Daughter of Fortune
by Isabelle Allende

When I Was Puerto Rican: A Memoir
by Esmeralda Santiago

STILL DREAMING: My Journey from the Barrio to Congress

by Congressman Luis Gutiérrez

A Tale of Survival
by Grace Flores-Hughes

NEWYORICANGIRL…Surviving my Spanglish Life
by Julia Torres Barden


  1. says

    A Tale of Survival should serve as an inspiration to others, as well as to provide a unique look into the life of an Hispanic woman that has faced many obstacles and now is exceedingly successful. There are many books of immigrants, blacks, asians but non of them talk about the abuse and racism that happened to Mexican-Americans within the United States. This unique book is one that many should start reading and paying close attention to, that little girl in the front cover of the book is now a successful woman, but from the very first time you start reading, you stop and think to yourself…”How is this possible?” This book takes you on a roller coaster of laughs, tears and dark moments that surrounded this little girl’s life. This book shows the true meaning of over coming adversity. It’s a must read, once you pick it up—You won’t be able to put it down!

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