Have you Heard? Hispanic Heritage Month
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Have you Heard? Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 – October 15.

This is just a sample of the audiobooks in our collection, and you can visit a library location for assistance in finding personalized recommendations.


Silver Nitrate by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, narrated by Gisela Chipe. A meld of Mexican horror movies and Nazi occultism: a dark thriller about the curse that haunts a legendary lost film–and awakens one woman’s hidden powers. Print / eAudiobook / Book.

Family Lore by Elizabeth Acevedo, narrated by Sixta Morel and Danyeli Rodriguez del Orbe. A family grapples with life and grief after their sister, who can predict death, decides to host a living wake for herself. Print / eAudiobook / eBook / Large print / Spanish.

The Wind Knows my Name by Isabel Allende, translated from the Spanish by Frances Riddle, narrated by Edoardo Ballerini and Maria Liatis. Traces the ripple effects of war and immigration on two children–five-year-old Samuel, whose mother puts him on a Kindertransport train out of Nazi-occupied Austria to England in 1938, and seven-year-old Anita, who boards another train eight decades later to the U.S., where she is separated from her mother. Print / eAudiobook / eBook / Large print.

The House in the Pines by Ana Reyes, narrated by Marisol Ramirez. Armed with only hazy memories, a woman who long ago witnessed her friend’s sudden, mysterious death, and has since spent her life trying to forget, sets out to track down answers. Print / Playaway / eAudiobook / eBook / Large print.

Vampires of el Norte by Isabel Cañas, narrated by Jose Nateras and Krysta Gonzales. Vampires and vaqueros face off on the Texas-Mexico border in this supernatural western. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

The Cuban Heiress by Chanel Cleeton, narrated by Frankie Corzo and Rachel L. Jacobs. In 1934, a luxury cruise becomes a fight for survival as two women’s pasts collide on a round-trip voyage from New York to Havana. Print / eAudiobook / eBook / Large print.

The sun and the Void by Gabriela Romero Lacruz, narrated by Natalia Castellanos. Two women embark on an unforgettable quest that draws them into a world of dark gods and ancient magic in this sweeping fantasy debut inspired by the history and folklore of colonial South America. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

The Night Travelers by Armando Lucas Correa, translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Faye Williams, narrated by Edoardo Ballerini. Separated by time but united by sacrifice, four women experience love, loss, war, and hope from the rise of Nazism to the fall of the Berlin Wall as they embark on journeys of self-discovery and find themselves to be living testaments to the power of maternal love. Print / eAudiobook / eBook / Spanish.

The Shamshine Blind by Paz Pardo, narrated by Aida Reluzco. In an alternate 2009, the United States has been a second-rate power for a quarter of a century, ever since Argentina’s victory in the Falkland’s War thanks to their development of “psychopigments.” Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

Promises of Gold / Promesas de Oro by Jose Olivarez, translated into Spanish by David Ruano, read by the author. A groundbreaking collection of poems addressing how every kind of love-self, brotherly, romantic, familial, cultural-is birthed, shaped, and complicated by the invisible forces of gender, capitalism, religion, migration, and so on. Print / eAudiobook.


Ander & Santi were Here by Jonny Garza Villa, narrated by Avi Roque. A nonbinary Mexican American teen falls for the shy new waiter at their family’s taqueria. eAudiobook / eBook.

Pedro & Daniel by Federico Erebia, narrated by Frankie Corzo and Tim Andres Pabon. Growing up in 1970s Ohio, Mexican American brothers Pedro and Daniel, who are not like other boys, manage an abusive home life, school, coming out, first loves, first jobs, and the AIDS epidemic, leaning on each other always and forever. Print / eAudiobook.

The Luis Ortega Survival Club by Sonora Reyes, narrated by Elisa Melendez. From the bestselling author of the National Book Award Finalist The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School comes a revenge story told with nuance, heart, and the possibility of healing. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas, narrated by Andre Santana. Transgender demigod Teo is unexpectedly selected for the Sunbearer Trials, a fierce competition among demigod heroes where the winner sacrifices the loser to Sol, their blood fueling the Sun Stones that protect Reino del Sol. Print / Playaway / eAudiobook / eBook.

The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera, narrated by Jason Genao, Anthony Keyvan and Kyla Garcia. In this prequel to #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon They Both Die at the End, two new strangers spend a life-changing day together after Death-Cast first makes their fateful calls. Print / Playaway / eAudiobook / eBook / Large print.

Reclaim the Stars: 17 Tales Across time & Space edited by Zoraida Cordova, narrated by Almarie Guerra. In this collection of stories by acclaimed young adult authors the Latin American diaspora travels to places of fantasy and out into space. Print / Playaway.

Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro, narrated by Frankie Corzo. A powerful coming-of-age fantasy novel about finding home and falling in love amidst the dangers of a desert where stories come to life. Print / Playaway.

Suddenly a Murder by Lauren Munoz, narrated by Diana Bustelo. Seven friends throw a 1920s-themed party, where it’s all pretend – until one of them is murdered. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

The Making of Yolanda la Bruja written and narrated by Lorraine Avila. When 16-year-old Yolanda Alvarez is initiated into her family’s traditional religion, she has a vision that the new kid in school is planning a shooting, but convincing people is harder than she thought: he’s not just the only white kid there, he’s the son of a powerful businessman and upcoming politician. So it’s up to Yolanda to get the new kid to see the beauty in her community before he harms it. Print / eAudiobook.

Venom & Vow by Anna-Marie McLemore and Elliott McLemore, narrated by M.W. Cartozian Wilson and Vico Ortiz. Teenagers Cade McKenna, a transgender prince doubling for his brother, and lady-in-waiting Valencia Palafox/boy assassin Gael Palma, thanks to their concealed identities, do not realize they are simultaneously falling for and trying to destroy each other. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.


Stella Diaz has Something to Say by Angela Dominguez, narrated by Kyla Garcia. Stella Díaz wants to be friends with the new boy in class, but sometimes she accidentally speaks Spanish instead of English and pronounces words wrong, which makes her turn roja. In addition, she must get over her fear of speaking in front of the class. Print / Playaway.

Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina, narrated by Frankie Corzo. Merci Suárez relies on her close, extended family as she goes through many changes during her sixth-grade year at Florida’s Seaward Pines Academy. Print / Playaway / eBook / Large print / Spanish.

Join the club, Maggie Diaz by Nina Moreno, narrated by Cyrina Fiallo. Maggie Diaz of Miami is excited to start seventh-grade with her best friends, Zoey and Julian, and finally get a cellphone of her own; but after school her friends are wrapped up in their various clubs, her mother is attending college, and her older sister Caro has her sports and tutoring, so Maggie decides that she will find a club to join as well–but trying out ALL the different clubs while still juggling school work is exhausting and confusing–and soon it seems like everybody is mad at her, and the cellphone of her dreams is getting further and further away. Print / Playaway.

Each tiny Spark written and narrated by Pablo Cartaya. Sixth-grader Emilia Torres struggles with ADHD, her controlling abuela, her mother’s work commitments, her father’s distance after returning from deployment, evolving friendships, and a conflict over school redistricting. Print / Playaway / eAudiobook.

Mis Colores, mi Mundo / My colors, my World by Maya Christina Gonzalez, narrated by Lori Felipe-Barkin. Maya, who lives in the dusty desert, opens her eyes wide to find the colors in her world, from Papi’s black hair and Mami’s orange and purple flowers to Maya’s red swing set and the fiery pink sunset. Print / Wonderbook.

In my Family / en mi Familia by Carmen Lomas Garza, read by Lori Felipe-Barkin. The author describes, in bilingual text and illustrations, her experiences growing up in an Hispanic community in Texas. Print / Wonderbook.

Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, narrated by Adriana Sananes. When Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela asks her father why she has so many names, she hears the story of her name and learns about her grandparents. Print / Wonderbook / DVD / Spanish / eBook.

Mama the Alien / Mama la Extraterrestre by Rene Colato Lainez, narrated by the Lori Felipe-Barkin. A young girl misunderstands the word alien on her mother’s Resident Alien Card and let’s her imagination run wild, coming to the conclusion that her mother is from outer space. Includes author’s note and glossary. Print / Wonderbook.

Esquivel! Space-age Sound Artist by Susan Wood, read by Brian Amador. Juan Garcia Esquivel was born in Mexico and grew up to the sounds of mariachi bands. He loved music and became a musical explorer. Defying convention, he created music that made people laugh and planted images in their minds. Juan’s space-age lounge music popular in the fifties and sixties has found a new generation of listeners. Print / Wonderbook / CDC Set / Spanish / eBook.

Marisol McDonald and the Monster / Marisol McDonald y el Monstruo by Monica Brown, narrated by Lori Felipe-Barkin. A spunky, bilingual, multiracial girl finds her own way to conquer her fear of the nighttime monster that mysteriously appears in her home. Includes author’s note and glossary. Print / Wonderbook.

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