To kick off Latinx Heritage Month, check out these incredible books from our 22Debuts Latinx authors! From Middle Grade to Adult, Contemporary to Fantasy, there is definitely a story for everyone to enjoy
Iveliz Explains It All by Andrea Beatriz Arango
September 13, 2022 Random House Children's Books
A powerful middle grade novel that follows Iveliz on her journey in managing her mental health all while her friends call her "crazy" and her abuela dismisses therapy and pills. A must-read that highlights mental illness. https://www.22debuts.com/andrea-beatriz-arango.html
A Proposal They Can't Refuse by Natalie Caña May 24, 2022
MIRA Books When Puerto Rican chef, Kamilah Vega, and Irish-American whiskey distiller, Liam Kane, are forced into a fake engagement to appease their grandfathers and save their businesses, thing don't go entirely as planned. An incredible debut rom-com with heat, humor, and heart! https://www.22debuts.com/natalie-cana.html
A Song of Silver and Gold by Melissa Karibian
June 15, 2022 Hansen House
A princess disguised as a pirate and a siren disguised as a human. On board a ship for a month while avoiding the temptation to kill each other. A YA Fantasy labeled as enemies-to-lovers, we can only imagine what becomes of this duo ;)
The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes May 17, 2022 Balzer & Bray (Harper Collins)
Yamilet Flores wants to start fresh at a new school after previously being outed. When Bo, the only openly queer girl at the Catholic school, comes into the picture, Yamilet must get her priorities straight (ha!) or risk word getting to her mother. A perfect coming-of-age sapphic contemporary novel.
The Turning Pointe by Vanessa L. Torres February 22, 2022 Knopf Books for Young Readers
A teenage Latinx girl finding freedom through dance and breaking expectations in 1980's Minnesota. When an audition for a concert with Prince comes before her, Rosa Dominguez must prove to everyone what she can do when freed of her pointe shoes, or risk a life in tulle.
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