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D2 Read a Book by a Spanish or Hispanic Author
(all)  Read a book by a Spanish or Hispanic author and complete form D2.  Your book must be pre-approved by your Spanish teacher.

Here are some recommendations.

Middle School (6–8)

César Chávez : Crusader for Social Change

Brenda Haugen

When I was a Boy Neruda Called Me Policarpo

Poli Délano

Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United States

Lori Carlson, Editor

Crossing the Wire

Will Hobbs

Breaking Through

Francisco Jiménez

Under the Same Sky

Cynthia DeFelico

Struggling to Become an American

Robin Santos Doak

The Color of My Words

Lynn Joseph

Wachale! Poetry and Prose about Growing Up Latino in America

Ilan Stavans, Editor

Extraordinary Hispanic Americans

Susan Sinnott

Baseball in April and Other Stories

Gary Soto

Call Me Maria: a Novel

Judith Ortiz Cofer

Hispanic, Female and Young: An Anthology

Edited by Phyllis Tashlik

My Daughter, My Son, the Eagle, the Dove: An Aztec Chant

Ana Castillo

Cuba 15

Nancy Osa

Becoming Naomi León

Pam Muñoz Ryan

The Tree is Older than You Are

Edited by Naomi Shihab Nye

Facts of Life

Gary Soto

Flight to Freedom

Ana Veciana–Suarez

Among the Volcanoes

Omar S. Castañeda

The Smell of Old Lady Perfume

Claudia Guadalupe Martínez

Delores Huerta: Labor Leader and Civil Rights Activist

Robin S. Doak

Esperanza Rising

Pam Munoz Ryan

The Circuit: Stories From the Life of a Migrant Child

Francisco Jimenez

Journey of Dreams

Marge Pellegrino

Tropical secrets : Holocaust refugees in Cuba

Margarita Engle

The Dreamer

Pam Munoz Ryan

The Firefly Letters

Margarita Engle

César Chávez: A Photographic Essay

Ilan Stavans


High School (9–12)

Journey of the Sparrows

Fran Leeper Buss


Gary Soto


Julia Alvarez

El Bronx Remembered

Nicholasa Mohr

Famous Hispanic Americans

Wendy Dunn, Janet Nomura Morey, and Carlos E. Cortes

Laughing Out Loud, I Fly: Poems in English and Spanish

Juan Felipe Herrera

How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents

Julia Alvarez

Bless Me, Ultima

Rudolfo Anaya

When I Was Puerto Rican

Esmeralda Santiago

Red Hot Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Being Young
and Latino in the United States

Lori Marie Carlson

The Shadow of the Wind: A Novel

Carlos Ruiz Zafón translated by Lucia Graves

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Gabriel García Márquez

American Chica

Maria Arana

Taking Sides

Gary Soto

Before We Were Free

Julia Alvarez

Riding Low on the Streets of Gold: Latino Literature for Young Adults

edited, with an introduction Judith Ortiz Cofer

Growing Up Inside the Sanctuary of My Imagination

Nicholasa Mohr

Curse of the Chupa Cabra

Rudolfo Anaya

Accidental Love

Gary Soto

The Importance of a Piece of Paper: Stories

Jimmy Santiago Baca

Crazy Loco

David Talbot Rice

Reaching Out

Francisco Jiménez

Voices in First Person: Reflections on Latino Identity

edited by Lori Marie Carlson

I, Juan De Pareja

Elizabeth Borton de Trevino

The Emerald Lizard: Fifteen Latin American Tales to Tell

Pleasant DeSpain

Kids Like Me

Judith M. Blohm, Terri Lapinsky Powells

Hispanic Surnames and Family History

Lyman DePlatt

The Hispanic America, Texas and the Mexican War, 1835 - 1850

Christopher Collier

The Last Summer of the Death Warriors

Francisco X. Stork


Adult Reading

Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez

Richard Rodriguez

The Line of the Sun

Judith Ortiz Cofer

Empress of the Splendid Season

Ơscar Hijuelos

In the Time of the Butterflies: A Novel

Julia Alvarez

Never Through Miami

Robert Quesada

Down These Mean Streets

Piri Thomas

Our House in the Last World

Ơscar Hijuelos

The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love

Ơscar Hijuelos

Collected Fictions

Jorge Luis Borges, translated by Andrew Hurley

Shadow without a Name

Ignacio Padilla, translated by Peter R. Bush & Anne McCleane

By the Lake of Sleeping Children: The Secret Life of the Mexican Border

Luis Alberto Urrea

The Latino Holiday Book: From Cinco de Mayo to Dia de los Muertos--the Celebrations and Traditions of Hispanic-Americans

Valerie Menard

Latino Literacy: The Complete Guide to Our Hispanic History and Culture

Frank De Varona

Chronology of Hispanic-American History: From Pre-Columbian Times to the Present

Nicolas Kanellos

Everything you need to know about Latino History

Himilce Novas

Thirty Million Strong: Reclaiming the Hispanic Image in American Culture

Nicolas Kanellos

Strangers Among Us: How Latino Immigration is Transforming America

Roberto Suro


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