Women's History Month
During Women’s History Month, we celebrate the accomplishments of women across the world. Women who have made their impact in our society, and today’s roundup of Latina authors is no exception.

Latina Authors to celebrate during Women’s History Month

This year celebrating Latina authors for Women’s History Month hits a little different because I am one of them too!  I can’t believe that when I wrote this post a few years ago, that I too would become an author.  I wrote my first children’s book Coco the Puerto Rican Parrot the Spanish version in 2021 and in 2023 the English version.
During these past years, I’ve also met some amazing Latina authors and friends.

You may all be familiar (if you’re not,  now you will) with books, such as Good Night Capitán MamáTristán LoboI Love Saturdays y domingosThe House on Mango Street,  and The Poet Slave of Cuba, among other great titles.

These Latina authors are more than writers they are powerful women making a difference in the literary world:

Erica Mirochnik is an Argentinian author and  Psycho Pedagogue and Expatriation Consultant. Her books are Spanish at Home ¡Aprendemos en familia!, We are Moving to Another Country and Nos vamos a vivir a otro país.

Maritere Rodríguez Bellas is an award-winning Puerto Rican author, bilingual, multilingual, multicultural parenting topic expert, speaker, podcast host and writer.  Raising bilingual and bicultural children? Her book Arroz con Pollo and Apple Pie: Raising Bicultural Children available in English and Spanish is exactly what you’re looking for.

Mariana Llanos is a Peruvian writer and teacher who has published several children’s books in English and in Spanish.

Graciela Tiscareño-Sato military veteran, speaker, publisher, entrepreneur, and author.  I had the pleasure to review her award-winning bilingual children’s book Buenas Noches Capitán Mamá.

Alma Flor Ada is an award-winning Cuban-American author of children’s books, poetry, and novels.

Isabel Allende is a Chilean-American writer.

Sandra Cisneros  Latin American novelist and poet.

Esmeralda Santiago Puerto Rican author and former actress known for her novels and memoirs.

Ana Castillo Mexican-American Chicana poet, novelist, short story writer, essayist, editor, playwright, translator, and independent scholar.

Margarita Engle Cuban American writer, became the first Latino awarded a Newbery Honor in 2009.

Monica Brown, educator, and author.  I used her book Tito Puente Mambo King as part of a Summer Spanish Program for my son’s preschool.

Lulu Delacre, Puerto Rican author, and illustrator.  Her  Puerto Rican children’s folklore book Shake It,Morena! is a favorite in our home.

Pat Mora, Mexican American, Latina author of poetry, nonfiction, and children’s books.

F. Isabel Campoy, poet, playwright, songwriter, and children’s book author. We used her children’s book Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the Mexican Hat Dance for a Cinco de Mayo for a kid’s cultural play date.

Carmen Rivera Lassen, children’s author.  We used her book Los Tres Magos (A Caballo) for a fun kid’s play date celebrating Three Kings Day.

Ana Galán, veterinarian, surgeon, and children’s author.  Her book The day that the Three Wise Men were met with Santa Claus Spanish Children’s Book is a favorite in our multicultural home.

Mrinali Alvarez Astacio, Puerto Rican author and illustrator. Read my review of her book Verde Navidad here.

Angeles Molina Iturrondo, Puerto Rican educator, and author.  My son picked her book Sopa de Hortalizas to make his Reading Fair Project for school.

Julia de Burgos, was a famous Puerto Rican author and poet.

This is a short list, and I’m pretty sure I’m missing some more.  We need more diverse books, and we need more Latina literature authors.   Throughout this month we’re celebrating Women’s History Month, and re-reading the books in our home library from these Latina authors.

Who’s your favorite Latina author? Please share in the comments.

This post is part of the Women’s History Month Series hosted by Multicultural Kid Blogs.  This year we are celebrating the contributions and accomplishments of women around the world. 

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  1. Thanks for the honor of inclusion and for adding my recommendation (Mabelle Suriel.) We'll share this list with mommies and teachers for a long time to come…may this list get longer and longer each year!

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