Thursday, December 8, 2022

The Top 10 Latine Picture Books of 2022

As a book reviewer on @aventuras.en.esl and judge for the Bookstagang Awards, I read hundreds of picture book titles this year. So many wonderful titles stood out this year by Latine creators. These books highlighted Latine joy, events and celebrations by experience, creativity, and Latine history.

Latine Picture Books for 2022

Here are my top 10 Latine book picks that belong on all bookshelves.

Growing an Artist: The Story of a Landscaper and His Son by John Parra (Spanish translation by Adriana Domínguez)

Magic: Once Upon a Faraway Land by Mirelle Ortega (Spanish edition available)

Our Day of the Dead Celebration by Ana Aranda (Spanish edition forthcoming) 

Mi Ciudad Sings by Cynthia Harmony, illustrated by Teresa Martinez (Spanish edition available)

The Coquíes Still Sing: A Story of Home, Hope, and Rebuilding by Karina Nicole González, illustrated by Krystal Quiles (Spanish translation by Amparo Ortiz)

Beauty Woke by NoNieqa Ramos, illustrated by Paola Escobar

Mariana and Her Familia by Mónica Mancillas, illustrated by Erika Meza

With Lots of Love by Jenny Torres Sanchez, illustrated by André Ceolin (Spanish edition available)

Still Dreaming / Seguimos Soñando (English and Spanish Edition) by Claudia Guadalupe Martínez, illustrated by Magdalena Mora

Santiago's Dinosaurios by Mariana Ríos Ramírez, illustrated by Udayana Lugo

There are so many wonderful books by Latine creators. You can view the individual review of these books as well as many more 2022 book picks here. I can't wait for all the 2023 Latine releases!

Delia Ruiz (she/her) is the Latinx author of ROQUI'S PANDERO BEAT. She is also a content creator and book reviewer. She has served as a judge for the Jose Marti Awards, International Latino Book Awards, and the Bookstagang Awards. She enjoys reading stories that showcase Latine joy and everyday life. Join her on social media at @aventuras.en.esl /

1 comment:

Steena Hernandez said...

Great post! Thank you so much sharing these beautiful books! I’ve read several of them, and can’t wait to check the others out too.