Latinx Heritage Month Must Reads

It is officially Latinx Heritage Month! In honor of it, I would love to share my top 5 must reads from Latinx authors (because hot girl summer is over and it is time to hit the books and get that degree).

  1. 1. I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala by Elisabeth Burgos-Debray and Rigoberta Menchú

    I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala is the personal narrative of the life of a young Guatemalan Quiche Indian woman. She was an activist and a fighter in Guatemala during the political terror of a 36-year Civil War that ended in 1996.

  2. 2. The Circuit series by Francisco Jimenez

    The circuit is a series of books that follows a migrant child’s journey. It is an autobiography written by Francsico Jimenez, who is currently a professor at Santa Clara University.

  3. 3. Despierta tu Heroe Interior: 7 Pasos para una Vida de Éxito y Significado by Victor Hugo Manzanilla

    This book aims for the readers to go through a self-reflection on oneself. How to uncover the hero inside all of us to live a life of success and significance.

  4. 4. Self Made by Nely Galan

    Nely Galan is a model of a self made woman. She promotes financial empowerment, getting out of survival mode, and changing your mindset from instant gratification to goal orientation. To be rich in health, wealth, love, and family, and rich in time.

    * disclaimer: I met her a couple years ago and she is a total badass!

  5. 5.  I am not your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sanchez

    Sanchez’s novel follows a young girl who loses a sister and finds herself amid the pressures, expectations, and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican American home. It is full of laugh-out-louds and tears as you follow her journey of growth.

I hope you get the chance to someday read one of these books! I am super excited to be sharing this with you all, stay tuned for more to come!