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#1: American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club)
16 hours 55 minutes
“American Dirt is one of the three best books I have ever read. Not since Colson Whitehead's Underground Railroad has a book affected me so greatly. From the very first paragraph, the reader is sucked into the horrifying and fast-paced world of a woman and her son, forced to flee everything they know and join the migrant caravan. You will need to remind yourself to breathe as you listen to this book.”Mary, Anderson's Bookshop
#2: Clap When You Land
Narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo & Melania-Luisa Marte / 5 hours 32 minutes
“Its category as a young adult novel shouldn't keep grownups from listening to "Clap When You Land." The parallel first-person stories of two teenage girls who lose their fathers in the same plane crash from NY to the Dominican Republic -- and the revelation that their fathers were the same man, who had led a double life -- is tender and wise. Elizabeth Acevedo's poetic prose, and her narration, convey the grief and love of the families. Camino and Yahaira will live in your heart forever.”Cheryl, Market Block Books
#3: The Last Train to Key West
9 hours 16 minutes
One of Bustle’s Most Anticipated Books of Summer 2020
“The perfect riveting summer read!”—BookBub
In 1935 three women are forever changed when one of the most powerful hurricanes in history barrels toward the Florida Keys.
For the tourists traveling on Henry Flagler’s legendary Overseas Railroad, Labor Day weekend is an opportunity to... Read More »
#4: The Poet X
Narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo / 3 hours 30 minutes
“Getting to listen to the author herself read her poetry, which are clearly a testament to the spoken word and the art of slam, is absolutely the best way to devour this novel-in-verse. Acevedo puts everything into her words, and no one else could do them justice the way she does herself. Despite possible age/cultural/religious differences, any listener will immediately relate to this teenage girl desperately trying to both find herself and her voice, and live up to her family's expectations.”Amber, Quail Ridge Books
#5: Lost Children Archive
11 hours 16 minutes
“This is unlike any other book I've read lately. All four characters are so vivid in my mind that it feels like we were all in the Volvo together and maybe my cardboard box was in among theirs.”Anne Holman, The King's English Bookshop
#6: Sal and Gabi Break the Universe
A Sal and Gabi Novel: Book #1
9 hours 34 minutes
“I listened to the incomparable audiobook of this delightful novel, and can't recommend it enough, especially for families who like to enjoy listening to books with their kids! This middle grade novel is funny, sharp, and wise, with incidental diversity of so many kinds without feeling like you're checking diversity points off a list. Anthony Rey Perez's recording is A perfect, his snarky inflection, effortless voicing of a variety of characters, and ability to slide easily between English and Spanish with native ease make him a perfect choice for this heavily Latinx and Cubano book. Sweet and funny interactions between middle schoolers whose intelligence more often than not gets them into more trouble than it's worth, a hefty dose of magic, and a very heart-wrenching grapple with grief and loss, both potential and real, make this a truly special book.”Gretchen, A Room Of One's Own Bookstore
#7: The Lost City of the Monkey God
A True Story
Narrated by Bill Mumy / 10 hours 29 minutes
“This true account of the search for the fabled Ciudad Blanca in the remote rain forests of Honduras, is part archeology adventure, part history, and part treatise on pandemics of the past, present, and future. It reads like a novel, and is highly recommended for anyone who loves great narrative nonfiction like Devil in the White City, Shadow Divers, or In the Heart of the Sea. ”Len, Tattered Cover
#8: An African American and Latinx History of the United States
REVISIONING HISTORY: Book #4
By Paul Ortiz
9 hours 3 minutes
An intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights
Spanning more than two hundred years, An African American and Latinx History of the United States is a revolutionary, politically charged narrative history, arguing that the “Global South” was crucial to the development of America as we know it. Scholar... Read More »
#9: With the Fire on High
Narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo / 7 hours 26 minutes
“I finished listening to this entire book in one night. It is so real and tender and fierce all at the same time. A teen mother struggling to be a good mom, a good kid, and make her own dreams come true at the same time. This book shows us how a seemingly dysfunctional family can conquer anything that is thrown at them to live happy lives.”Amy, Bright Side Bookshop
#10: The Undocumented Americans
4 hours 53 minutes
One of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans in this deeply personal and groundbreaking portrait of a nation.
“Karla’s book sheds light on people’s personal experiences and allows their stories to be told and their voices to be heard.”—Selena Gomez
Writer Karla... Read More »
#11: Stealing Home
Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the Lives Caught in Between
By Eric Nusbaum
Narrated by David Owen Nelson / 8 hours 36 minutes
A story about baseball, family, the American Dream, and the fight to turn Los Angeles into a big league city.
Dodger Stadium is an American icon. But the story of how it came to be goes far beyond baseball. The hills that cradle the stadium were once home to three vibrant Mexican American communities. In the early 1950s, those communities were... Read More »
#12: Collected Fictions
Narrated by George Guidall / 5 hours 13 minutes
Jorge Luis Borges has been called the greatest Spanish-language writer of our century. A selection of Borges' dazzling fictions are gathered in this audiobook, brilliantly translated by Andrew Hurley. These enigmatic, elaborate, imaginative inventions display Borges' talent for turning fiction on its head by playing with form and genre and... Read More »
#13: Don't Date Rosa Santos
By Nina Moreno
Narrated by Almarie Guerra / 9 hours 4 minutes
Rosa Santos is cursed by the sea—at least, that's what they say. Dating her is bad news, especially if you're a boy with a boat. But Rosa feels more caught than cursed—caught between cultures and choices, between her abuela, a beloved healer and pillar of their community, and her mother, an artist who crashes in and out of her life like a... Read More »
#14: The Story of My Teeth
Narrated by Armando Durán & Thom Rivera / 4 hours 7 minutes
The story of “Highway” Sánchez—bon vivant, world traveler, auctioneer—and his teeth is like Johnny Cash meets Robert Walser in Mexico.
“I was born in Pachuca, the Beautiful Windy City, with four premature teeth and my body completely covered in a very fine coat of fuzz. But I’m grateful for that inauspicious start because ugliness, as my other... Read More »
#15: Juana & Lucas
Juana & Lucas: Book #1
By Juana Medina
Narrated by Almarie Guerra / 49 minutes
Fans of Judy Moody and Clarice Bean will love Juana, the spunky young Colombian girl who stars in this playful new series.
Juana loves many things—drawing, eating Brussels sprouts, living in Bogotá, Colombia, and especially her dog, Lucas, the best amigo ever. She does not love wearing her itchy school uniform, solving math problems, or going to... Read More »
#16: Barely Missing Everything
By Matt Mendez
7 hours 42 minutes
“There are moments when a story shakes you...Barely Missing Everything is one of those stories, and Mendez, a gifted storyteller with a distinct voice, is sure to bring a quake to the literary landscape.” —Jason Reynolds, New York Times bestselling author of Long Way Down
In the tradition of Jason Reynolds and Matt de la Peña, this... Read More »
#17: Sabrina & Corina
7 hours 19 minutes
Latinas of Indigenous descent living in the American West take center stage in this haunting debut story collection—a powerful meditation on friendship, mothers and daughters, and the deep-rooted truths of our homelands.
Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s magnetic story collection breathes life into her Indigenous Latina characters and the land they... Read More »
#18: The Lost Book of Adana Moreau
9 hours 29 minutes
“A book about Hurricane Katrina, pirates and Dominicanas, luminous science fiction worlds, portals, and refugees all drawn seamlessly together in an enveloping arc that follows the manuscript of Adana Moreau, and those pulled into its orbit. Zapata also asks deeper questions about disasters and home, and their place in our lives, while immersing us in an exceptionally written, unforgettable story.”Aubrey, Powell's Books
#19: Dear Haiti, Love Alaine
10 hours 38 minutes
When a school presentation goes very wrong, Alaine Beauparlant finds herself suspended, shipped off to Haiti and writing the report of a lifetime…
You might ask the obvious question: What do I, a seventeen-year-old Haitian American from Miami with way too little life experience, have to say about anything?
Actually, a lot.
Thanks to “the incident”... Read More »
By Angie Cruz
10 hours 12 minutes
“Angie Cruz is a beautiful writer with a powerful voice, and readers of Julia Alvarez and Sandra Cisneros will greatly enjoy this book! Dominicana is a riveting story about family, womanhood, and what it means to be an immigrant. Ana Cancion, who’s only 15, leaves her home behind for a new life in New York City with her soon-to-be husband, Juan Ruiz. Big lights, tall buildings, and a bright future constitute the promise of a new beginning. However, upon Ana’s arrival, her fate untangles into something unexpected. It’ll be really hard to forget these characters and the realness in their heartache. Throughout these pages, I fell in and out of love, I laughed, I cried, and I was deeply moved.”Cristina Lebron, Books & Books
#21: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
By Junot Díaz
Narrated by Lin-Manuel Miranda & Karen Olivo / 9 hours 52 minutes
Read by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony Award®-winning creator and star of the musical Hamilton, and Tony Award®-winning actress, Karen Olivo. This brilliant narration adds another layer of lyricism and depth to this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic novel.
Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican... Read More »
#22: The House of Broken Angels
9 hours 46 minutes
In this "raucous, moving, and necessary" story by a Pulitzer Prize finalist (San Francisco Chronicle), the De La Cruzes, a family on the Mexican-American border, celebrate two of their most beloved relatives during a joyous and bittersweet weekend.
"All we do, mija, is love. Love is the answer. Nothing stops it. Not borders. Not death."
In... Read More »
#23: Next Year in Havana
Narrated by Kyla Garcia & Frankie Maria Corzo / 11 hours 16 minutes
After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity-and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution.
Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba's high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country's... Read More »
#24: The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora
Narrated by Pablo Cartaya / 5 hours 6 minutes
A 2018 Pura Belpré Author Honor Book
Save the restaurant. Save the town. Get the girl. Make Abuela proud. Can thirteen-year-old Arturo Zamora do it all or is he in for a BIG, EPIC FAIL?
For Arturo, summertime in Miami means playing basketball until dark, sipping mango smoothies, and keeping cool under banyan trees. And maybe a few shifts as... Read More »
#25: En el tiempo de las mariposas (In the Time of the Butterflies)
Narrated by Rosie Berrido / 12 hours 39 minutes
Ellas eran las cuatro hermanas Mirabal-simbolos de una esperanza desafiante en un pais ensombrecido por la dictadura y la desesperacion. Sacrificaron sus vidas, seguras, y confortables, en nombre de la libertad. Ellas eran "las Mariposas," y en esta novela extraordinaria, Patria, Minerva, Maria Teresa, y Dede nos cuentan, a traves de las... Read More »
#26: Secret of the Andes
Narrated by Scott Peterson / 3 hours 28 minutes
A Newbery Medal Winner
An Incan boy who tends llamas in a hidden valley in Peru learns the traditions and secrets of his ancestors.
"The story of an Incan boy who lives in a hidden valley high in the mountains of Peru with old Chuto the llama herder. Unknown to Cusi, he is of royal blood and is the 'chosen one.' A compelling story."—Booklist Read More »
#27: Freddie Ramos Takes Off
Zapato Power: Book #1
Narrated by Pam Turlow / 34 minutes
Zoom! Zoom! Zapato!
One day Freddie Ramos comes home from school and finds a strange box, just for him.
What's inside? Zapato Power - shoes that change Freddie's life by giving him super speed! But what will Freddie do with his fast new skills? Read More »
#28: Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass
By Meg Medina
Narrated by Roxanne Hernandez / 6 hours 50 minutes
“Yaqui Delgado wants to kick your ass.”
That’s what some girl tells Piddy Sanchez one morning before school. Too bad Piddy doesn’t even know who Yaqui Delgado is, let alone what she’s done to piss her off. All Piddy knows is that Yaqui hates her—and she better watch her back because Yaqui isn’t kidding around.
At first Piddy just focuses on trying... Read More »
13 hours 37 minutes
"Cantoras is a stunning lullaby to revolution—and each woman in this novel sings it with a deep ferocity. Again and again, I was lifted, then gently set down again—either through tears, rage, or laughter. Days later, I am still inside this song of a story." —Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award–winning author
From the highly acclaimed,... Read More »
#30: Sal and Gabi Fix the Universe
A Sal and Gabi Novel: Book #2
11 hours 1 minute
Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents the sequel to the critically acclaimed Sal and Gabi Break the Universe, a brilliant sci-fi romp with Cuban influence. Among many other challenges, Sal and Gabi have to try to make everything right with our world when there is a rogue Gabi from another universe running loose.
Sal Vidon doesn't want to... Read More »
#31: I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Narrated by Kyla Garcia / 9 hours 40 minutes
National Book Award Finalist!
Instant New York Times Bestseller!
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian meets Jane the Virgin in this poignant but often laugh-out-loud funny contemporary YA about losing a sister and finding yourself amid the pressures, expectations, and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican-American home.
Perfect... Read More »
#32: Merci Suárez Changes Gears
By Meg Medina
7 hours 9 minutes
Thoughtful, strong-willed sixth-grader Merci Suarez navigates difficult changes with friends, family, and everyone in between in a resonant new novel from Meg Medina.
Merci Suarez knew that sixth grade would be different, but she had no idea just how different. For starters, Merci has never been like the other kids at her private school in... Read More »
#33: The House of Impossible Beauties
Narrated by Christian Barillas / 15 hours 35 minutes
“Joseph Cassara's debut novel follows the life of Angel, a young transgender woman who goes on to become the "House Mother" of the legendary House of Xtravaganza. Gritty, yet always tender, House of Impossible Beauties explores the 1980's Harlem drag ball scene made famous in Jennie Livingston's documentary Paris is Burning in a way that is humanizing, deeply interesting, and impossible to put down. I was so entranced with this book that I went through it twice: once on the page and once on audio, which might have been an even more interesting experience, simply because narrator Christian Barillas presents a singular performance, uniquely emulating each character in a way that tattoos them indelibly on the mind. A 10/10 listening experience.”Rachel, The King's English Bookshop
#34: What You Have Heard Is True
A Memoir of Witness and Resistance
12 hours 16 minutes
2019 National Book Award Finalist
"Reading it will change you, perhaps forever.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“Astonishing, powerful, so important at this time.” --Margaret Atwood
What You Have Heard is True is a devastating, lyrical, and visionary memoir about a young woman's brave choice to engage with horror in order to help others. Written by one... Read More »
#35: The Carrying
By Ada Limón
Narrated by Ada Limón / 1 hour 39 minutes
“Ada Limón’s new collection is her best yet, a much needed shot of if not hope, then perseverance amidst much uncertainty.”—NPR From National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Ada Limón comes The Carrying—her most powerful collection yet. Vulnerable, tender, acute, these are serious and brave poems, exploring with... Read More »
#36: Fruit of the Drunken Tree
12 hours 25 minutes
“Fruit of the Drunken Tree made me cry at the airport. I was impressed by the small kingdom of women Contreras builds, with violence always threatening to creep in, all seen through the eyes of Chula, the youngest daughter. Contreras made her perspective believably cloistered while masterfully writing all the people around Chula in ways that made them feel real. Also masterful was the way Contreras used Petrona’s narrative throughout and the restraint she showed in dipping into her thoughts; she always left me wanting more. What Contreras chooses not to write has as big an effect as what she does. This novel is a dynamic exploration of what is known and, sometimes willfully, what is left unknown.”Lillian Li, Literati Bookstore
#37: The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez
A Border Story
13 hours 14 minutes
**One of AudioFile Magazine's Best Audiobooks of 2019**
This program includes a chapter read by the author.
What happens when an undocumented teen mother takes on the U.S. immigration system?
When Aida Hernandez was born in 1987 in Agua Prieta, Mexico, the nearby U.S. border was little more than a worn-down fence. Eight years later, Aida’s mother... Read More »
Shadowshaper Cypher: Book #3
Narrated by Anika Noni Rose / 11 hours 36 minutes
The epic conclusion to the acclaimed Shadowshaper Cypher trilogy!
A masterful conclusion to his evocative and captivating Shadowshaper
Cypher series in a finale of searing rebellion, the power of fate, and a magic unlike anything you've ever imagined. Read More »
#39: The Gods of Tango
Narrated by Carolina De Robertis / 14 hours 28 minutes
From one of the leading lights of contemporary Latin American literature—a lush, lyrical, deeply moving story of a young woman whose passion for the early sounds of tango becomes a force of profound and unexpected change.
February 1913: seventeen-year-old Leda, carrying only a small trunk and her father’s cherished violin, leaves her Italian... Read More »
#40: The Book of Lost Saints
Narrated by Sofia Quintero / 13 hours 13 minutes
An evocative multigenerational Cuban-American family story of revolution, loss, and family bonds. Marisol vanished during the Cuban Revolution, disappearing with hardly a trace. Now, shaped by atrocities long-forgotten, her foul-mouthed spirit visits her nephew, Ramon, in modern day New Jersey. Her hope: That her presence will prompt him to... Read More »
#41: Largo pétalo de mar
Narrated by Jordi Boixaderas / 10 hours 48 minutes
La fascinante nueva novela de Isabel Allende.
En plena Guerra Civil española, el joven médico Víctor Dalmau, junto a su amiga pianista Roser Bruguera, se ven obligados a abandonar Barcelona, exiliarse y cruzar los Pirineos rumbo a Francia. A bordo del Winnipeg, un navío fletado por el poeta Pablo Neruda que llevó a más de dos mil españoles... Read More »
#42: America for Americans
A History of Xenophobia in the United States
By Erika Lee
13 hours 36 minutes
An award-winning historian reframes our continuing debate over immigration with a compelling history of xenophobia in the United States and its devastating impact
The United States is known as a nation of immigrants. But it is also a nation of xenophobia. In America for Americans, Erika Lee shows that an irrational fear, hatred, and hostility... Read More »
#43: The Storm Runner
A Storm Runner Novel: Book #1
11 hours 50 minutes
A contemporary adventure based on Mayan mythology from Rick Riordan Presents!
Zane Obispo spends every day exploring the sleeping volcano in his backyard. "The Beast," as he calls it, is the one place where he can escape other kids, who make fun of him because he has a limp and walks with a cane.
After a twin-engine plane crashes into The Beast, a... Read More »
#44: The Far Away Brothers
Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life
Narrated by Cassandra Campbell / 11 hours 11 minutes
The deeply reported story of identical twin brothers who escape El Salvador's violence to build new lives in California—fighting to survive, to stay, and to belong.
Growing up in rural El Salvador in the wake of the civil war, the United States was a distant fantasy to identical twins Ernesto and Raul Flores—until, at age seventeen, a deadly... Read More »
#45: Strange Birds
A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers
7 hours 31 minutes
From the award-winning author of The First Rule of Punk comes the story of four kids who form an alternative Scout troop that shakes up their sleepy Florida town.
"Writing with wry restraint that's reminiscent of Kate DiCamillo... a beautiful tale." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review!)
When three very different girls find a mysterious invitation to... Read More »
How Immigration Became Illegal
Narrated by Frankie Corzo / 7 hours 45 minutes
Explores what it means to be undocumented in a legal, social, economic and historical context
In this illuminating work, immigrant rights activist Aviva Chomsky shows how “illegality” and “undocumentedness” are concepts that were created to exclude and exploit. With a focus on US policy, she probes how people, especially Mexican and Central... Read More »
#47: Yo no soy tu perfecta hija mexicana
8 hours 27 minutes
Finalista del National Book Award!
Bestseller del New York Times!
Julia no es la hija mexicana perfecta. Ese era el rol de su hermana Olga. Olga no fue a la universidad, se quedó en casa para cuidar a sus padres, limpiar la casa y trabajar a medio tiempo. Julia tiene grandes sueños y no quiere formar parte del camino de su hermana mayor. Pero un... Read More »
#48: Faces in the Crowd
Narrated by Roxanne Hernandez & Armando Durán / 5 hours 3 minutes
A young mother in Mexico City, captive to a past that bothoverwhelms and liberates her, and a house she cannot abandon or fully occupy,writes a novel of her days as a translator living in New York. A youngtranslator, adrift in Harlem, is desperate to translate and publish the worksof Gilberto Owen, an obscure Mexican poet who lived in Harlem... Read More »
#49: The Fire Keeper (A Storm Runner Novel, Book 2)
A Storm Runner Novel: Book #2
11 hours 17 minutes
Rick Riordan Presents a fiery and fast-paced sequel to The Storm Runner, in which Zane Obispo has an impossible choice to make: save other godborns like him from the angry gods, or rescue his father Hurakan from his eternal prison.
Zane Obispo's new life on a beautiful secluded tropical island, complete with his family and closest friends, should... Read More »
#50: Che Guevara
A Revolutionary Life
Narrated by Armando Duran / 36 hours 44 minutes
Che Guevara was a dashing rebel whose epic dream was to end poverty and injustice in Latin America and the developing world through armed revolution. Jon Lee Anderson traces Che's extraordinary life, from his comfortable Argentine upbringing to the battlefields of the Cuban revolution, from the halls of power in Castro's government to his failed... Read More »
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