Books for Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month

By Luis Diaz | September 15 2021 | History

Penguin Random House is proud to celebrate Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month.  We are highlighting the works of our incredible authors from the Latinx and Hispanic community whose stories and characters have a profound impact on our society.  Using #IAmLaCultura, join us this month and beyond in sharing stories of the Latinx and Hispanic voices shaping culture from food to music to politics and everything in between.

We recognize the importance and influence of this community and as such we are donating 15% of net proceeds on from September 15th to October 15th, 2021 to the Hispanic Heritage Foundation in support of their mission to promote cultural pride, accomplishment and the great promise of the community through public awareness campaigns.

Finding Latinx
In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity
Young Latinos across the United States are redefining their identities, pushing boundaries, and awakening politically in powerful and surprising ways. Many of them—Afrolatino, indigenous, Muslim, queer and undocumented, living in large cities and small towns—are voices who have been chronically overlooked in how the diverse population of almost sixty million Latinos in the U.S. has been represented. No longer.
$19.00 US
Oct 20, 2020
336 Pages

An African American and Latinx History of the United States
An intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights
$17.00 US
Dec 11, 2018
296 Pages
Beacon Press

The Undocumented Americans

Writer Karla Cornejo Villavicencio was on DACA when she decided to write about being undocumented for the first time using her own name. It was right after the election of 2016, the day she realized the story she’d tried to steer clear of was the only one she wanted to tell. So she wrote her immigration lawyer’s phone number on her hand in Sharpie and embarked on a trip across the country to tell the stories of her fellow undocumented immigrants—and to find the hidden key to her own.

$19.00 US
Apr 06, 2021
208 Pages
One World

Latino Americans
The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation
Chronicling the rich and varied history of Latinos in the United States, this companion to the PBS documentary miniseries vividly and candidly tells how the story of Latino Americans is the story of our country.
$18.00 US
Sep 03, 2013
272 Pages

Bordering Fires
The Vintage Book of Contemporary Mexican and Chicana and Chicano Literature
As the descendants of Mexican immigrants have settled throughout the United States, a great literature has emerged, but its correspondances with the literature of Mexico have gone largely unobserved. In Bordering Fires, the first anthology to combine writing from both sides of the Mexican-U.S. border, Cristina García presents a richly diverse cross-cultural conversation.
$15.95 US
Oct 10, 2006
304 Pages

The Motorcycle Diaries
Notes on a Latin American Journey
A New York Times BestsellerWith a new introduction by "The Motorcyle Diaries" filmmaker Walter Salles, and featuring 24 pages of photos taken by Che.
$17.95 US
Jul 16, 2021
192 Pages
Seven Stories Press

Sabrina & Corina

Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s magnetic story collection breathes life into her Latina characters of indigenous ancestry and the land they inhabit in the American West. Against the remarkable backdrop of Denver, Colorado—a place that is as fierce as it is exquisite—these women navigate the land the way they navigate their lives: with caution, grace, and quiet force.

$17.00 US
Apr 07, 2020
240 Pages
One World