Latino Authors & Illustrators

The Power of Identification.

Latinas for Latino Lit (L4LL) believes in the critical role the power of identification–seeing yourself reflected in the world around you–plays in increasing literacy rates, educational outcomes, and improving lives. This is why all of our programming features books written by and/or illustrated by Hispanics, including the L4LL Latino Children’s Summer Reading program, the first, nationwide, online summer reading program specifically designed to reach, engage, and improve literacy rates.

To recognize their influence and contributions to the American literary canon, we created the L4LL Living List of Latino Authors and Illustrators to which we continually add.

L4LL Living List of Latino Authors and Illustrators

A
Alma Flor Ada
– author
Isabel Allende – author
Julia Álvarez – author
Carmen Amato – author
Jorge Argueta – author
B
Monica Brown – author
C
F. Isabel Campoy – author
Ana Castillo – author
Joe Cepeda – illustrator
Angela Cervantes – author
Sandra Cisneros – author
Kathleen Contreras – author
D
Lulu Delacre – author & illustrator
Junot Díaz – author
Angela Dominguez – author & illustrator
E
Margarita Engle – author
F
Janel Rodriguez Ferrer – author
Carolyn Dee Flores – illustrator
Lupe Ruiz-Flores – author
G
Carmen Lomas Garza – author & illustrator
Judy Goldman – author
Eric Gonzalez – author & illustrator
Sujeiry Gonzalez – author
Reyna Grande – author
L
Laura Lacamara – author & illustrator
René Colato Laínez – author
Linda Lens – illustrator
Mariana Llanos – author
James Luna – author
M
Torrey Maldonado – author
LibbyMartinez – author
Meg Medina – author
Pat Mora – author
Kathy Cano-Murillo – author
O
Sandra Ramos O’Briant – author
Roxanne Ocampo – author
P
John Parra - illustrator
Luis Pescetti – author
Mara Price – author & illustrator
R
Christina Rodriguez – illustrator
Pam Muñoz Ryan – author
S
René Saldaña – author
Ismeralda Santiago – author
Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack -author
Veronica Gonzalez-Smith – author
Evangelina (Vangie) Soza – author
Natalia Sylvester – author
T
Graciela Tiscareño-Sato – author
Duncan Tonatiuh – author & illustrator
V
Charlie Vázquez – author
Sabrina Vourvoulias – author
Z
Jeff Zorilla – author