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)
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 / www.AventurasEnESL.com