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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo and Mexico’s History and Culture

While Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of Mexico’s victory against Napoleon III’s French Army in 1862, it is also a celebration of Mexico’s heritage and culture. Listed below are a few books that celebrate Mexican culture and Hispanic protagonists.

Mexican Whiteboy – De la Pena, Matt
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter – Sanchez, Erika
More Happy Than Not – Silvera, Adam
The Revolution Of Evelyn Serrano – Manzano, Sonia
Blanca And Roja – McLemore, Anna-Marie
Esperanza Rising – Ryan, Pam Munoz
Aristotle And Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe – Saenz, Benjamin Alire
History Is All You Left Me – Silvera, Adam
Labyrinth Lost – Cordova, Zoraida
Lola And The Boy Next Door – Perkins, Stephanie
Under The Mesquite – McCall, Guadalupe Garcia
When The Moon Was Ours – McLemore, Anna-Marie
Gabi, A Girl In Pieces – Quintero, Isabel
The Inexplicable Logic Of My Life – Saenz, Benjamin Alire
The Music Of What Happens – Konigsberg, Bill
All The Crooked Saints – Stiefvater, Maggie
Bruja Born – Cordova, Zoraida
Romiette And Julio – Draper, Sharon M.
Dealing In Dreams – Rivera, Lilliam

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