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#1: American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club)
Narrated by Yareli Arizmendi & Jeanine Cummins / 16 hours 55 minutes
“Amazing. Incredible. Every American (every human) should read this. It's going to win every award and be every book club pick in 2020, as it should be. Nothing more needs to be said, really. The audiobook was FANTASTIC.”Jackie, Anderson's Bookshop
#2: Clap When You Land
Narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo & Melania-Luisa Marte / 5 hours 32 minutes
“Lyrically written with precise clarity and beautiful turn of phrase, National Book Award-winner Elizabeth Acevedo shares a poignant story of loss, identity, and family. I highly recommend the audio version because of the poetic cadence that begs to be read aloud and the voice of two women (including the author) who narrate the two points of view in the book, adding an extra dimension to the story.”Tina, Leaves Book and Tea Shop
#3: The Poet X
Narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo / 3 hours 30 minutes
“The Poet X is written and narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo. It is a novel made up of poems by a teenager, Xiomara Batista, growing up in Harlem. Acevedo's narration is wonderful and brings the story to life. Xiomara's dad is MIA even though he lives at home; her mother is extremely religious and pushes her faith onto her daughter; her twin brother is quiet and also working through his own feelings; she starts her first relationship with a guy; and all the time Xiomara is told what she can and cannot do, gets accosted by men, has to defend herself because no one else will, is questioning God and has no one to open up to. She releases her pent of feelings in a notebook. It isn't until her new English teacher introduces her to spoken poetry that she realizes that is what she is meant to be: a poet. This is a lovely story of a young, misunderstood girl, coming of age and showing the world that she is worth it. Great for adults who enjoyed Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson and extremely relevant literature for the #metoo movement.”Kelly, M. Judson Booksellers
#4: The Undocumented Americans
Narrated by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio / 4 hours 53 minutes
LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • 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... Read more »
#5: Tender is the Flesh
Narrated by Joseph Balderrama / 6 hours 43 minutes
Working at the local processing plant, Marcos is in the business of slaughtering humans—though no one calls them that anymore.
His wife has left him, his father is sinking into dementia, and Marcos tries not to think too hard about how he makes a living. After all, it happened so quickly. First, it was reported that an infectious virus has made... Read more »
#6: With the Fire on High
Narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo / 7 hours 26 minutes
“This was a great listen. Emoni, a single teen mom, has so much on her plate and has maturity beyond her years. She’s realistic and responsible and navigates high school, parenting, college decisions and a budding love interest. She’s becoming a talented chef and her feelings are expressed in her food. The author narrates and she had me hooked from the first sentence.”Audrey, Belmont Books
#7: 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 »
#8: Land of the Cranes
By Aida Salazar
Narrated by Dani Gonzalez / 2 hours 57 minutes
From the prolific author of The Moon Within comes the heart-wrenchingly beautiful story in verse of a young Latinx girl who learns
to hold on to hope and love even in the darkest of places: a family detention center for migrants and refugees.
Nine-year-old Betita knows she is a crane. Papi has told her the story, even before her family fled to Los... Read more »
#9: Dear Haiti, Love Alaine
Narrated by Bahni Turpin / 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 »
#10: An African American and Latinx History of the United States
REVISIONING HISTORY: Book #4
By Paul Ortiz
Narrated by JD Jackson / 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 »
#11: Sabrina & Corina
Narrated by Various / 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 »
#12: Sal and Gabi Fix the Universe
A Sal and Gabi Novel: Book #2
Narrated by Anthony Rey Perez / 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 »
#13: Ghost Squad
Narrated by Almarie Guerra de Wilson / 5 hours 31 minutes
Shortly before Halloween, Lucely and her best friend, Syd, cast a spell that accidentally awakens malicious spirits, wreaking havoc throughout St. Augustine. Together, they must join forces with Syd's witch grandmother, Babette, and her tubby tabby, Chunk, to fight the haunting head-on and reverse the curse to save the town and Lucely's firefly... Read more »
#14: The Shadow Crosser (A Storm Runner Novel, Book 3)
A Storm Runner Novel: Book #3
Narrated by Ozzie Rodriguez / 11 hours 40 minutes
Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents the epic finale to the Storm Runner trilogy, written by J.C. Cervantes, a tale of mystery, magic, and mayhem featuring gods from both Maya and Aztec mythology.
Zane Obispo has been looking forward to his training at the Shaman Institute for Higher Order Magic, and not only because it means he'll be... Read more »
#15: Tears of the Trufflepig
Narrated by Raul Castillo / 7 hours 10 minutes
One of Lit Hub and The Millions's Most Anticipated Books of 2019 and one of Buzzfeed and Tor.com's Books to Read This Spring
“Funny, futuristic, phenomenal, Fernando A. Flores is from another galaxy. Fasten your seat belt. You are in for a stupendous ride.” —Sandra Cisneros
A parallel universe. South Texas. Narcotics are legal and there’s a new... Read more »
#16: The King Is Always Above the People
Narrated by David DeSantos / 6 hours 54 minutes
LONGLISTED for the 2017 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION
An urgent, essential collection of stories about immigration, broken dreams, Los Angeles gang members, Latin American families, and other tales of high stakes journeys, from the award-winning author of War by Candlelight and At Night We Walk in Circles.
Migration. Betrayal. Family secrets.... Read more »
By Angie Cruz
Narrated by Coral Peña / 10 hours 12 minutes
“This is a book that will stay with you. It’s a story about a 15 Year old Dominican girl, who is married off to a man twice her age bc he can bring her to the United States. Ana, has no control over her situation, and comes to the US, speaking no English, knowing nothing about her new country. Isolated in their apartment, missing her siblings and pressured by her mother to send home money, Ana struggles to find her way. She’s torn between family loyalty and finding her own happiness. Ultimately, it’s Ana who has to determine her own agency. What makes this especially interesting is that it’s set in Washington Heights in the 1960s, with the civil rights movement in the background. Yet, that’s all the impact it has, momentous occasions are just background and Ana’s experience is front and center.”Audrey, Belmont Books
#18: Lost Children Archive
Narrated by Valeria Luiselli, Kivlighan de Montebello, William DeMeritt & Maia Enrigue Luiselli / 11 hours 16 minutes
“Really incredible fiction takes you on a journey, and somewhere along the way you realize how much of it reflects your own reality. In Lost Children Archive, Valeria Luiselli’s narrator is highly observant of her inner life and the world around her. She unravels a story that’s about family and how walls between people and nations are built — and what they damage. In reading this book, I felt like I was in the car on the family’s road trip — feeling all the conflicting emotions that Luiselli’s narrator is feeling as a partner, mother, and resident in today’s United States.”Zoey Cole, Books Are Magic
#19: The Last Train to Key West
Narrated by Kyla Garcia, Rachel L. Jacobs & Karissa Vacker / 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 »
Narrated by Carolina De Robertis / 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 »
#21: 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
#22: The House of Broken Angels
Narrated by Luis Alberto Urrea / 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 his... Read more »
#23: 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 »
Narrated by Sol Madariaga / 8 hours 51 minutes
A powerful, #ownvoices contemporary YA for fans of The Poet X and I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter set in Argentina, about a rising soccer star who must put everything on the line—even her blooming love story—to follow her dreams.
In Rosario, Argentina, Camila Hassan lives a double life.
At home, she is a careful daughter, living within... Read more »
#25: Harvest of Empire
A History of Latinos in America
Narrated by Robert Fass / 15 hours 11 minutes
The first new edition in ten years of this important study of Latinos in U.S. history, Harvest of Empire spans five centuries—from the first New World colonies to the first decade of the new millennium. Latinos are now the largest minority group in the United States, and their impact on American popular culture—from food to entertainment to... Read more »
#26: The Storm Runner
A Storm Runner Novel: Book #1
Narrated by Ozzie Rodriguez / 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 »
#27: Sal and Gabi Break the Universe
A Sal and Gabi Novel: Book #1
Narrated by Anthony Rey Perez / 9 hours 34 minutes
“In some parallel universe, I am in middle school – yes, this book is so good I would even consider going back to middle school… maybe – Sal and Gabi are my friends, and we are trying to sift our ways through the difficulties and moments of beauty the world throws our way. Listening to this on Libro.fm in my car must have made me quite the sight. I laughed hysterically and yelled “Yes!” while air-hi-fiving all the characters who treated other beings with love and respect. (Thank you, Anthony Perez, for voicing this book SO WELL!) Read it, listen to it, and before you start, find the closest Cuban restaurant because you’re going to definitely want some Cuban food. Can’t wait for Hernandez’ next book! Linda”Linda, Cellar Door Books
#28: Paola Santiago and the River of Tears
Narrated by Frankie Corzo / 10 hours 13 minutes
Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents author Tehlor Kay Mejia and her thrilling fantasy adventure based on the Mexican legend of La Llorona (the Crying Woman).
Space-obsessed 12-year-old Paola Santiago and her two best friends, Emma and Dante, know the rule: Stay away from the river. It's all they've heard since a schoolmate of theirs drowned... Read more »
#29: Fruit of the Drunken Tree
Narrated by Marisol Ramirez, Almarie Guerra & Ingrid Rojas Contreras / 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
#30: The Dreamer
Narrated by Tony Chiroldes / 3 hours 57 minutes
Neftalí’s father wants him to be a doctor. But Neftalí is not like other children. How he reconciles his own dreams with his father’s is at the heart of this profoundly moving story of the life of poet Pablo Neruda. Read more »
#31: What You Have Heard Is True
A Memoir of Witness and Resistance
Narrated by Carolyn Forché / 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 »
#32: Yo no soy tu perfecta hija mexicana
Narrated by Scarlett Bernal Hernández / 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 »
#33: Wayward Witch
Brooklyn Brujas: Book #3
Narrated by Almarie Guerra / 10 hours 29 minutes
“Rose Mortiz is coming into her powers, powers that are different from the ones she’s always thought she had. So, she’s dealing with that, the return of her long lost father, and all of her sister’s drama (as detailed in the first two Brooklyn Bruja books which are also excellent). During her death day celebration, she realizes her father’s amnesia is a lie, then gets ambushed then sucked into Adas, the fairy realm. She is forced to work for their king saving the realm from a malignant force that is destroying the land. Rose is an amazing hero. She is intelligent, flawed, and funny. Her take on the world around her is refreshingly honest for a fantasy character. This journey of growth is a perfect addition to the Brooklyn Brujas series.”Izzy, Off the Beaten Path
#34: The Lost Book of Adana Moreau
Narrated by Coral Peña / 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
#35: It Is Wood, It Is Stone
Narrated by Gisela Chípe / 6 hours 21 minutes
“A lush depiction of privilege and power, sex and stability . . . following three women in São Paulo . . . It Is Wood, It Is Stone is an elegant arrival of a new talent.”—Elle (One of the Most Anticipated New Books of Summer)
With sharp, gorgeous prose, It Is Wood, It Is Stone takes place over the course of a year in São Paulo, Brazil, in which... Read more »
#36: Next Year in Havana
Narrated by Kyla Garcia & Frankie 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 »
#37: 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 »
#38: 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
#39: Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything
Narrated by Inés del Castillo / 8 hours 9 minutes
“In a world where we are so often dividing ourselves into us and them, this book feels like a kind of magic, celebrating all beliefs, ethnicities, and unknowns.” —The New York Times Book Review
Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe meets Roswell by way of Laurie Halse Anderson in this astonishing, genre-bending novel about a... Read more »
#40: Merci Suárez Changes Gears
By Meg Medina
Narrated by Frankie Corzo / 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 »
#41: 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 »
#42: Barely Missing Everything
By Matt Mendez
Narrated by Ramón de Ocampo, Cynthia Farrell & Timothy Andrés Pabon / 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 »
#43: La buena suerte
By Rosa Montero
Narrated by Emma Suárez / 7 hours 45 minutes
La nueva novela de Rosa Montero, Premio Nacional de las Letras Españolas
Después de cada derrota puede haber un nuevo comienzo. Porque la suerte sólo es buena si decidimos que lo sea.
«La alegría es un hábito.»
¿Qué impulsa a un hombre a bajarse anticipadamente de un tren y ocultarse en un pueblo de mala muerte? ¿Quiere recomenzar su vida o ... Read more »
#44: Inventing Latinos
A New Story of American Racism
Narrated by Joana Garcia / 8 hours 49 minutes
Latinos have long influenced everything from electoral politics to popular culture‚ yet many people instinctively regard them as recent immigrants rather than a longstanding racial group. In Inventing Latinos‚ Laura Gómez illuminates the fascinating race-making‚ unmaking‚ and re-making of Latino identity that has spanned centuries‚ leaving a... Read more »
#45: 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 »
#46: 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 »
#47: The Tenth Girl
By Sara Faring
Narrated by Frankie Corzo & Mark Sanderlin / 15 hours 35 minutes
A haunted Argentinian mansion.
A family curse.
A twist you'll never see coming.
Welcome to Vaccaro School.
Simmering in Patagonian myth, The Tenth Girl is a gothic psychological thriller with a haunting twist.
At the very southern tip of South America looms an isolated finishing school. Legend has it that the land will curse those who settle... Read more »
#48: America for Americans
A History of Xenophobia in the United States
By Erika Lee
Narrated by Shayna Small / 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 »
#49: 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 honesty... Read more »
#50: Stef Soto, Taco Queen
Narrated by Kyla García / 3 hours 52 minutes
A heartwarming and charming debut novel about family, friends, and finding your voice all wrapped up in a warm tortilla. Seventh grader Estefania "Stef" Soto is itching to shake off the onion-and-cilantro embrace of Tia Perla, her family's taco truck. She wants nothing more than for her dad to get a normal job and for Tia Perla to be put out to... Read more »