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 PRH.com 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.

Harvest of Empire
A History of Latinos in America
978-0-14-311928-9
A sweeping history of the Latino experience in the United States- thoroughly revised and updated. The first new edition in ten years of this important study of Latinos in U.S. history, Harvest of Empire spans five centuries-from the first New World colonies to the first decade of the new millennium. Latinos are now the largest minority group in the United States, and their impact on American popular culture-from food to entertainment to literature-is greater than ever. Featuring family portraits of real- life immigrant Latino pioneers, as well as accounts of the events and conditions that compelled them to leave their homelands, Harvest of Empire is required reading for anyone wishing to understand the history and legacy of this increasingly influential group.
$19.00 US
May 31, 2011
Paperback
416 Pages
Penguin Books

Finding Latinx
In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity
978-1-9848-9909-5
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.
$16.95 US
Oct 20, 2020
Paperback
336 Pages
Vintage


The Undocumented Americans
978-0-399-59270-6
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.
$17.00 US
Apr 06, 2021
Paperback
208 Pages
One World

Latino Americans
The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation
978-0-451-23814-6
THE COMPANION BOOK TO THE PBS DOCUMENTARY SERIESLatino Americans chronicles the rich and varied history of Latinos, who have helped shaped our nation and have become, with more than fifty million people, the largest minority in the United States. This companion to the landmark PBS miniseries vividly and candidly tells how the story of Latino Americans is the story of our country.Author and acclaimed journalist Ray Suarez explores the lives of Latino American men and women over a five-hundred-year span, encompassing an epic range of experiences from the early European settlements to Manifest Destiny; the Wild West to the Cold War; the Great Depression to globalization; and the Spanish-American War to the civil rights movement.Latino Americans shares the personal struggles and successes of immigrants, poets, soldiers, and many others—individuals who have made an impact on history, as well as those whose extraordinary lives shed light on the times in which they lived, and the legacy of this incredible American people.
$18.00 US
Sep 03, 2013
Paperback
272 Pages
Celebra

Bordering Fires
The Vintage Book of Contemporary Mexican and Chicana and Chicano Literature
978-1-4000-7718-2
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
Paperback
304 Pages
Vintage

The Motorcycle Diaries
Notes on a Latin American Journey
978-1-64421-068-0
A New York Times Bestseller With 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
Paperback
192 Pages
Seven Stories Press

Sabrina & Corina
Stories
978-0-525-51130-4
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
Paperback
240 Pages
One World