Latinx/Hispanic (Mexican, Central and South American) Collection Breakdown
Of the 360 books featuring Latinx/Hispanic/Latin American characters:
do not make race, ethnicity, or culture part of the plot. We call these Any Child Books.
take readers into the everyday world of characters in countries around the world, with specific cultural components such as language, food, celebrations, traditions, and/or other elements. We call these Beautiful Life books.
portray character interactions across racial or cultural difference. We call these Cross-Group books.
introduce readers to traditions, activities, languages and experiences, and includes all types of retellings and adaptations of traditional folktales. We call these Folklore books.
have a white protagonist. We call these Incidental books.
are nonfiction books that may not have a story line and do not always have to do with difference. These books are factual and may be encyclopedic. We call these Informational books.
are stories of prejudice, mistreatment and discrimination based on race, ethnicity or culture. We call these Oppression books.
invite readers to consider new perspectives related to racial, ethnic, or cultural commonalities and differences. We call these Concept books.