UPDATED April 22nd, 2018

Even though Latinos are the largest U.S. minority group and are predicted to eventually become the majority, school curriculums have been slow to keep up with the nation’s changing demographics. Required reading lists contain few titles by Hispanic authors or with Hispanic characters, despite a thriving Latino children’s and young adult books movement. As book editor Adriana Dominguez points out, “we live in one of the most diverse societies in the world, and our children’s literature has to reflect the world they live in.

Top-10-Poetry-Books-for-Kids-MainPhotoSo that parents can supplement their children’s required reading lists, Mamiverse is proud to share this round-up of 50 top Latino children’s book that should be required—and desired—reading of any child and parent who wants to read books that celebrate and reflect a multitude of cultures.

12 replies
  1. Maggie Stevens Lopez
    Maggie Stevens Lopez says:

    Alma Flor Ada is definitely missing from this list, as are Matt de la Peña and Francisco Jimenez. Just FYI, A Ladder to the Moon is an Indonesian story with a Latino illustrator, but still a good read.


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