Audiobooks for Latinx Heritage Month
September 20, 2023
Every year during September 15 – October 15, the US highlights the contributions of more than 60 million Hispanic Americans, Latinos, Latinas, and Latinx-identifying people to culture and society.
Here are some recent and upcoming releases from our Latinx authors and narrators. Across all genres, there is something for everyone. Hit play on any of these titles all year round!
Written by Joey “Coco” Diaz
Performed by Joey “Coco” Diaz
Outsider. Misfit. Criminal. Convict. . . . Movie star. Family man. Comedy legend. Joey Diaz has been called every name in the book (and then some). Now, for the first time, he shares the story of his unlikely rise to fame in his own words—with no punches pulled.
Written by Lorraine Avila
Performed by Lorraine Avila
The Making of Yolanda la Bruja is the book this country, struggling with the plague of gun violence, so desperately needs, but which few could write. Here Lorraine Avila brings a story born from the intersection of race, justice, education, and spirituality that will capture readers everywhere.
Written by Racquel Marie
Performed by Marisol Ramirez
A queer YA romance about rival soccer players from author Racquel Marie, perfect for fans of She Drives Me Crazy. Sharp, romantic, and deeply emotional, You Don’t Have a Shot is a rivals-to-lovers romance about rediscovering your love of the game and yourself, from the author of Ophelia After All.
Written by Anna-Marie McLemore and Elliott McLemore
Performed by MW Cartozian Wilson and Vico Ortiz
Two enemy kingdoms are forced to work together to break a curse in this lush YA fantasy, featuring a transgender prince and a bigender dama/assassin in the lead roles.
Written by Letisha Marrero
Performed by Almarie Guerra
Thirteen-year-old Maya Beatriz Montenegro Calderon has vivid recurring dreams where she hears the ocean calling her. Mami’s side of the family is known as “Los Locos,” so maybe she actually is going crazy. But no time for that; the family business is where it’s at. Whenever Maya, her sister Salma, and her three cousins, Ini, Mini, and Mo, aren’t at school, you can usually find three generations of Calderones at CaféTaza, serving up sandwiches de pernil, mofongo, and the best cafés con leche in all of Brooklyn.
Written by Federico Erebia
Performed by Frankie Corzo and Tim Andrés Pabon
Pedro & Daniel is a sweeping and deeply personal novel about two brothers who are there for each other when no one else is. Together, the brothers manage an abusive home life, coming out, first loves, first jobs, and the AIDS pandemic, in a coming-of-age story unlike any other.
Written by Donna Barba Higuera
Performed by Cisco Fernandez and Frankie Corzo
Coming in October!
The next stunning novel from Donna Barba Higuera, author of Newbery and Pura Belpré Award-winning The Last Cuentista. For 400 years, Earth has been a barren wasteland. The few humans that survive scrape together an existence in the cruel city of Pocatel – or go it alone in the wilderness beyond, filled with wandering spirits and wyrms. They don’t last long.
Written by Aquilino Gonell and Susan Shapiro
Performed by Robb Moreira
Coming in November!
Set against the events of January 6, 2021, Aquilino Gonell’s inspirational memoir is rooted in the joys and struggles of the immigrant experience that have long defined the American experiment.