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Books Set in Latin America [pdf : 5.5MB]

Joan Abelove
Go and Come Back (Peru)young adult fiction

Francisco X. Alarcón
Iguanas in the Snow (Mexico)juvenile nonfictionpoetry

Lloyd Alexander
The El Dorado Adventurejuvenile fictionseries

Isabel Allende
City of the Beastsyoung adult fiction

Julia Alvarez
Before We Were Free (Dominican Republic)young adult fiction
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accentsadult fiction

Jorge Argueta
A Movie in My Pillow (El Salvador)juvenile nonfictionpoetry

Ben M. Baglio
Racing the Wind (Venezuela)juvenile fictionseries

Molly Bang
Tiger’s Fall (Mexico)juvenile fiction

James Berry
Ajeemah and His Son (Jamaica)juvenile fiction

David Nelson Blair
Fear the Condor (Bolivia)juvenile fiction

Anne-Laure Bondoux
The Killer’s Tears (Chile) young adult fiction

Ann Cameron
Colibri (Guatemala)juvenile fiction

Omar Castañeda
Among the Volcanoes (Guatemala)young adult fiction

Ann Nolan Clark
Secret of the Andes (Peru)juvenile fiction

Brian P. Cleary
Jamaica Sandwich?juvenile fiction

Judith Ortiz Cofer
The Meaning of Consuelo (Puerto Rico)adult fiction

Susan Cooper
Green Boy (Bahamas)juvenile fiction

Edwidge Danticat
Behind the Mountains (Haiti)young adult fictionseries
Kirk? Krak! (Haiti)adult fiction

Lulu Delacre
Golden Talesjuvenile nonfiction
Salsa Storiesjuvenile fiction

Franklin W. Dixon
The Masked Monkey (Brazil)juvenile fictionseries

Michael Dorris
Morning Girl (Caribbean)juvenile fiction

Sharon M. Draper
Romiette and Julioyoung adult fiction

Madeleine Dunphy
The Peregrine’s Journey (Argentina)juvenile fiction picture book

Chris Eboch
The Well of Sacrifice (Mexico)juvenile fiction

Margarita Engle
Tropical Secrets (Cuba)young adult fiction

Nancy Farmer
The House of the Scorpion (Mexico)young adult fictionavailable in audio formatseries

 

Jack Gantos
Jack’s New Power (Caribbean)young adult fictionseries

Lucia M. González
Señor Cat’s Romancejuvenile nonfiction

Jacqueline Dembar Greene
Out of Many Waters (Brazil)juvenile fiction

Michele Greene
Chasing the Jaguaryoung adult fiction

Virginia Hamilton
Junius Over Far (Caribbean)juvenile fiction

Gerald Hausman
Tom Cringle: The Pirate and the Patriot (Jamaica)young adult fictionseries

Charles Boardman Hawes
The Dark Frigate (Barbados)juvenile fiction

Cara Haycak
Red Palms (Ecuador)young adult fiction

Ernest Herndon
Night of the Jungle Cat (Belize)juvenile fictionseries

Will Hobbs
River Thunder (Mexico)young adult fictionseries

Anthony Horowitz
Evil Star (Peru)young adult fictionseries

Eva Ibbotson
Journey to the River Sea (Brazil)young adult fiction

Rachel Isadora
Caribbean Dreampicture book

Ann Jaramillo
La Líneayoung adult fiction

Francisco Jiménez
Breaking Throughyoung adult fictionseries
The Circuityoung adult fiction

Lynn Joseph
The Color of My Words (Dominican Republic)juvenile fiction
A Wave in Her Pocket (Trinidad)juvenile nonfiction

Madeleine L’Engle
Dragons in the Waters (Venezuela)adult fiction

Iain Lawrence
The Buccaneers (Caribbean)juvenile fictionseries

Mike Lupica
Heatjuvenile fictionavailable in audio format

John Malam
You Wouldn’t Want to be a Pirate’s Prisoner! (Caribbean)juvenile nonfictionseries

Kevin McColley
The Walls of Pedro Garcia (Mexico)juvenile fiction

Ben Mikaelsen
Tree Girl (Guatemala)juvenile fiction

Nicholasa Mohr
Going Home (Puerto Rico)juvenile fiction

Daniel Moretón
La Cucaracha Martina (Caribbean)picture book

Susan Murray
Panic in Puerto Vallarta (Mexico)young adult fictionseries

 

Shirlee P. Newman
Folk Tales of Latin Americajuvenile nonfictionseries
Isabella: A Wish for Miguel (Peru)juvenile fictionseries

Naomi Shihab Nye
The Tree is Older Than You Are (Mexico)juvenile nonfictionpoetry

Scott O’Dell
The Amethyst Ring (Mexico)juvenile fiction
The Feathered Serpent (Mexico)juvenile fictionseries

Nancy Osa
Cuba 15young adult fiction

Denise Lewis Patrick
The Adventures of Midnight Son (Mexico)juvenile fiction

Mal Peet
Keeper (Brazil)juvenile fiction

Celia Rees
Pirates! (Jamaica)young adult fiction

Dorothy Rhoads
The Corn Grows Ripe (Mexico)juvenile fictionseries

Barbara Robertson
Rosemary and the Island Treasure (Bahamas)juvenile fictionseries

Pam Muñoz Ryan
Esperanza Risingjuvenile fiction

Gloria Skurzynski
Escape from Fear (Virgin Islands)juvenile fictionseries

Roland Smith
Jack’s Run (Argentina)young adult fiction
Jaguar (Brazil)juvenile fiction

Brad Strickland
The Guns of Tortuga (Caribbean)juvenile fictionseries
Mutiny! (Caribbean)juvenile fictionseries

Marc Talbert
Heart of a Jaguar (Mexico)young adult fiction

Theodore Taylor
The Cay (Caribbean)juvenile fictionavailable in audio formatseries
Sweet Friday Island (Mexico)juvenile fiction

Frances Temple
Grab Hands and Run (El Salvador)juvenile fiction
Taste of Salt (Haiti)juvenile fiction

Rob Thomas
Green Thumb (Brazil)juvenile fiction

Elizabeth Borton de Treviño
El Guero (Mexico)juvenile fiction

Ana Veciana-Suarez
Flight to Freedom (Cuba)young adult fictionseries

Joseph F. Viesti
Celebrate! in Central Americajuvenile nonfiction

John Vigor
Danger, Dolphins, and Ginger Beer (Virgin Islands)juvenile fiction

Kathy Wierenga
Croutons for Breakfast (Venezuela)young adult fictionseries


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