National Hispanic Heritage Month Reading List
National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the history, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic Americans with ancestry from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central, and South America. This year’s theme is Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation. Check out some of our talking books that celebrate Hispanic Heritage!
Mexico City, 1950. After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, socialite Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. Both the home and its owners seem to have a dark past. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.
Book Length: 10 hours, 42 minutes
Digital Book Number: DB099404
1820s to 1920s. Latin American epic tale follows seven generations of the Buendía family through triumphs and disasters that parallel the fortunes and misfortunes of their utopian town, Macondo. By the Colombian Nobel Prize-winning author. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1967.
Book Length: 14 hours, 33 minutes
Digital Book Number: DB059490
In 2017, Olga is wedding planner for Manhattan's power brokers, while her brother Prieto is a popular congressman representing their gentrifying Latinx neighborhood in Brooklyn. Despite their alluring public lives, behind closed doors things are far less rosy--especially as their radical mother comes barreling back into their lives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
Book Length: 11 hours, 25 minutes
Digital Book Number: DB106303
History professor examines the Hispanic past of the United States, from Spain's colonization of Puerto Rico in 1505 to the twenty-first-century debate over immigration reform. Encourages the embrace of Hispanic culture and posits that doing so would be to the nation's advantage and enrichment. 2014.
Book Length: 17 hours, 29 minutes
Digital Book Number: DB078528
A novel in verse. Frustrated by her Mami's religious aspirations for her, Xiomara copes by writing poetry. When her school starts a poetry club, Xiomara looks for a way to participate in this forbidden activity. Strong language and descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.
Book Length: 3 hours, 33 minutes
Digital Book Number: DB092221
In 1849 Eliza Sommers follows her fiancé to California, where he has gone in search of gold. Her experiences in the harsh land gripped by gold fever transform her into an exceptional woman. She is befriended by a Chinese doctor who teaches her about the human condition. Bestseller. 1999.
Book Length: 14 hours, 8 minutes
Digital Book Number: DB048869