It may be the end of September, but we’re only halfway through National Hispanic Heritage Month! In celebration, we’ve collected a few of our faves from Latinx creators.
Some of Our Fave Picks for National Hispanic Heritage Month!
Jaime Hernandez is a beloved graphic novelist you still may not have heard of. His expansive series, Love and Rockets showcases an incredible ability to cultivate vibrant, memorable characters in an ever-expanding universe that could only ever exist in comics. These alternative stories begin with Maggie the Mechanic and go from there, sprawling outwards into sci-fi, punk, 1980s perfection. Dig in and watch Hernandez’s characters come to life, growing and changing before your eyes as you blast through decades of his work.
Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo were kind enough to bring us three of the best DC comics in recent years, so imploring you to read all three in the series is really the least we can do. Teen Titans: Raven and Teen Titans: Beast Boy are each refreshing takes on the superhero origin story. Raven and Beast Boy come to life in a way we haven’t seen since the beloved Teen Titans show went off the air (before its time!!!)
The third installment, Beast Boy Loves Raven finally sees our titular characters unite in ooey-gooey, teenage love, of course with superpowered action thrown in for good measure. Whether or not you’re a DC fan, we think you’ll dig this super fun trilogy!
Follow Manuela, or Manu, and her bestie Josefina, who attend a magical school for girls together, and get into all kinds of shenanigans. Kelly Fernández tells a beautiful and relatable story about growing up, trying to fit in, and overcoming the hiccups of young friendship, weaving in details inspired by the folklore and culture of the Dominican Republic. This book is touching, magical, and great for kids and adults alike!
Treat yourself to some yummy lunch and Spanish vocab with NYT-bestselling author Raúl the Third! This book (and the rest of the ¡Vamos! series) is jam-packed with gorgeous art, fun characters, and tons of Spanish words. Even the grownups at Betty’s Books can’t get enough of the ¡Vamos! series; your little one is sure to dig right in.