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10 Books By Latinx Authors That You Need To Get Your Hands On

As recommended by BuzzFeed book lovers!

We recently asked members of our BuzzFeed Community what Latinx books everyone should read at least once and they came through with their answers. Here are some of the books they recommend you get your hands on:

1. Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Swoon Reads

"A beautiful story about a young transgender boy struggling to fit in with his family and community. It just came out recently and it is easily one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read."

bridget11egan

Get it from Amazon for $15.99, Barnes & Noble for $15.99, or a local bookseller through IndieBound.

2. Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Scholastic Press

"It is three interconnected stories involving a harmonica and each one is a delight. Listen to the audiobook, if you have the chance."

chienychienchien

Get it from Amazon for $14.99, Barnes & Noble for $17.99, or a local bookseller through IndieBound.

3. Rain of Gold by Victor Villaseñor

Delta

"THE BEST BOOK ever written. This beautiful book takes the reader along a Mexican family's immigration to the US, from the struggles of walking from Jalisco to settling in Southern California."

miguelvzw

Get it from Amazon for $22.23, Barnes & Noble for $29.95, or a local bookseller through IndieBound.

4. When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

Thomas Dunne Books

"It has some of the prettiest writing I’ve ever read, and it’s just so nice. It’s very ethereal in writing and plot, but it talks about current issues very well."

onepieceofstardust

Get it from Amazon for $7.49, Barnes & Noble for $9.99, or a local bookseller through IndieBound.

5. Almost a Woman by Esmeralda Santiago

Da Capo Press

"Honestly, all of Esmeralda Santiago’s memoirs, especially if you’re a Nuyorican. Her second memoir, Almost a Woman, tells her story of pretty much figuring out the streets aren’t paved in gold but learns she can still go on to follow her dreams and become a bad bitch. The book was also made into a movie!"

mandyc44e1ed851

Get it from Amazon for $14.59, Barnes & Noble for $16.99, or a local bookseller through IndieBound.

6. Tear This Heart Out by Ángeles Mastretta

Riverhead Trade

"It was originally written in Spanish but has been translated to English. It’s a beautiful book about a woman in colonial Mexico who is finding her independence despite being married to a traditional Machista military general. It truly tugs at your heart, but it is a beautifully written fiction story and really makes you look introspectively."

Stephvm92

Get it from Amazon for $14.95 or Barnes & Noble for $16.

7. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

What it's about: Aristotle and Dante don't seem to have anything in common, and yet after a fateful meeting at the local swimming pool, these loners embark on a beautiful journey to friendship.

thisistheway

Get it from Amazon for $10.49, Barnes & Noble for $13.49, or a local bookseller through IndieBound.

8. Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

Grand Central Publishing

What it's about: When Antonio is six, Ultima — a curandera, or someone who uses magic to heal — comes to live with his family in New Mexico and becomes the guiding light he never knew he needed.

andrea_campuzzano

Get it from Amazon for $7.99, Barnes & Noble for $8, or a local bookseller through IndieBound.

9. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

Harper Perennial Modern Classics

"It was my first introduction to magical realism in college and it kind of blew my mind."

jmalbing1

Get it from Amazon for $13.99, Barnes & Noble for $14.99, or a local bookseller through IndieBound.

10. And They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Quill Tree Books

"In a world where you get a warning call the day you're going to die, teens Mateo and Rufus decide to spend their last day together, despite being total strangers. A touching story about young love and loss, you'll definitely need a box of tissues for this one."

kirbybeaton

Get it from Amazon for $9.89, Barnes & Noble for $9.89, or a local bookseller through IndieBound.

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Note: Submissions have been edited for length and clarity.

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