Banned Books by Latinx Authors

National Hispanic American Heritage Month takes place from September 15 through October 15. National Banned Books Week takes place from September 26 through October 2. So we’ve decided to mark both occasions with a bookshelf of banned books by Latinx authors!

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Márquez
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Mexican Whiteboy by Matt de la Peňa
Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez
Dreaming in Cuban
Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea
Occupied America: A History of Chicanos by Rodolfo Acuňa
Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire; Freire


Looking for more books by Latinx authors? 

Books to Read for Latinx Heritage Month Penguin Random House

13 Must-Read Books by Latinx Authors Out in 2021 HipLatina

28 Books with Latinx Representation You Should Read Epic Reads

Looking for more banned books?

ALA Top 10 Most Challenged Books List American Library Association

Banned Books Week: We defend 30 challenged books including ‘Beloved’ and ‘1984’ USA Today

12 Must-Read Banned Books By Writers of Color ColorLines