Fiction books that have Hispanic or Latine main characters.
Marcos Rivas yearns for love, a working cell phone, and maybe a pair of sneakers that aren't falling apart. But more than anything, Marcos wants to get out of Maesta, his hood. When Marcos is placed in a new after-school program, he meets Zach and Amy, whose friendship inspires Marcos to open up to his Maesta crew and starts to think more about his future and what he has to fight for.
Julián Luna has a plan for his life: graduate, get into UCLA, and move away from Corpus Christi, Texas, and the suffocating expectations of others that have forced Jules into an inauthentic life. A drunken tweet and a flirtatious DM changes Julian’s plans. This is a funny, openhearted novel about coming out, first love, and being your one and only best and true self.
Izzy Crawford is this close to the community and permanence she's been searching for, until all the secret pieces of her life begin to collide. This is the story of Izzy's journey to find her place in the world and her discovery that the choices we make and the people we love ultimately define us and bring us home.
Hector has always minded his own business, working hard to make his way to a better life. One day, Joey tells Hector that he's going to kill him and Hector, frozen with fear, tries to fade into the shadows to become no one. Then Hector’s brother gets into a fight with Joey’s brother and Hector has no choice but to take a stand.
With college on the horizon, Milagros “Millie” Vargas is torn between attending her dream school and staying close to home, where she knows she's needed. When a U.S. Senate candidate mentions Millie’s achievements in a campaign speech about “deserving” immigrants, Millie’s family is at the center of a statewide immigration debate.
Renata is one of the Whispers, rebel spies working against the crown. The Whispers may have rescued Renata years ago, but she cannot escape their mistrust and hatred. When Dez, the commander of her unit--and the boy she's grown to love--is taken captive by the notorious Principe Dorado, Renata must return to Andalucia and complete Dez's top secret mission herself. The thrilling sequel is Illusionary.
Growing up in New York, brothers Emil and Brighton always idolized the Spell Walkers--a vigilante group sworn to rid the world of specters. In a brawl after a protest, Emil manifests a power of his own--one that puts him right at the heart of the conflict and sets him up to be the heroic Spell Walker Brighton always wanted to be. Brotherhood, love, and loyalty will be put to the test, and no one will escape the fight unscathed. The sequel Infinity Reaper also includes a prequel short.
Manu investigates the only clue she has about her past--a mysterious Z emblem--which leads her to a secret world buried within our own. A world that is straight out of Argentine folklore, where the seventh consecutive daughter is born a bruja and the seventh consecutive son is a lobizón, a werewolf. The second book Cazadora continues the journey in a cursed realm.
In the summer after her senior year of high school, Ana, the oldest sister, falls to her death from her bedroom window. A year later, her three younger sisters, Jessica, Iridian, and Rosa, are still consumed by grief and haunted by their sister's memory. Then strange things start happening around the house: mysterious laughter, mysterious shadows, mysterious writing on the walls. The sisters begin to wonder if Ana really is haunting them, trying to send them a message--and what exactly she's trying to say.
Sia Martinez knows that her mom must be dead, but every new moon Sia drives into the desert and lights San Anthony and la Guadalupe candles to guide her mom home. Then one night, under a million stars, Sia's life and the world as we know it cracks wide open. Because a blue-lit spacecraft crashes in front of Sia's car...and it's carrying her mom, who's very much alive.