In Their Own Words: Book Picks for Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by picking up a new nonfiction book. Here’s a few selections of nonfiction, memoirs, and biographies that we think you’ll enjoy. 

On screen, Danny Trejo the actor is a baddie who has been killed at least a hundred times. Off screen, he’s a hero beloved by recovery communities and obsessed fans alike. But the real Danny Trejo is much more complicated than the legend.

Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood

by Danny Trejo


One of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans in this deeply personal and groundbreaking portrait of a nation.

The Undocumented Americans

by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio


In this searing memoir, Jaquira Díaz writes fiercely and eloquently of her challenging girlhood and triumphant coming of age. From her own struggles with depression and sexual assault to Puerto Rico’s history of colonialism, every page of Ordinary Girls vibrates with music and lyricism.

Ordinary Girls

by Jaquira Diaz


Also, add these to your reading list:

My Beloved World
by Sonia Sotomayor
In The Dream House
by Carmen Maria Machado
The Devil’s Highway
by Luis Alberto Urrea
Children Of The Land
by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo Book|eBook
Bird Of Paradise
by Raquel Cepeda
In The Country We Love
by Diane Guerrero