Hispanic Graphic Novels

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month, September 15 through October 15, by reading one of these graphic novels by Hispanic authors and featuring Hispanic characters and themes.

Tales from la Vida: A Latinx Comics Anthology edited by Frederick Luis Aldama
A collection of comics created by Latinx artists and writers that comes together to shed light on their various autobiographical experiences as situated within the language, culture, history, and sociopolitics that inform Latinx hemispheric identities and subjectivities

Undocumented: A Worker’s Fight by Duncan Tonatiuh
Undocumented is the story of immigrant workers who have come to the United States without papers. Every day, these men and women join the workforce and contribute positively to society. The story is told via the ancient Mixtec codex–accordion fold–format.

The Dragon Slayer: Folktales from Latin America by Jaime Hernandez
How would a kitchen maid fare against a seven-headed dragon? What happens when a woman marries a mouse? And what can a young man learn from a thousand leaf cutter ants? Famed Love and Rockets creator Jaime Hernandez asks these questions and more as he transforms beloved myths into bold, stunning, and utterly contemporary comics.

Juliet Takes a Breath: The Graphic Novel by Gabby Rivera and Celia Moscote
Juliet Milagros Palante is leaving the Bronx and headed to Portland, Oregon. She just came out to her family and isn’t sure if her mom will ever speak to her again. But don’t worry, Juliet has something kinda resembling a plan that’ll help her figure out what it means to be Puerto Rican, lesbian, and out.

La Mano del Destino by J. Gonzo
The tale of a once-champion Luchador–who, after being betrayed by his friends and unmasked in the ring, agrees to a Faustian bargain with a mysterious promoter. He gains a new power and the identity of La Mano del Destino in order to exact revenge upon his betrayers.

The Hazards of Love Vol. 1 by Stan Stanley
The story of a queer teen from Queens who makes some mistakes, gets dragged into a fantastical place, and tries to hustle their way back home. Amparo’s deal with the talking cat was simple: a drop of blood and Amparo’s name to become a better person. But when the cat steals their body, Amparo’s spirit is imprisoned in a land of terrifying, flesh-hungry creatures.

Onion Skin by Edgar Camacho
Rolando’s job was crushing his soul, and then it crushed his hand. Nera is a restless spirit who loves to taste everything life can offer but sleeps in a broken-down food truck and can’t see a way to make her dreams come true. Together they throw caution to the wind, fix up the truck, and hit the road for a wild adventure.

Unearthed: A Jessica Cruz story by Lilliam Rivera and Steph C.
Jessica is a dedicated student and part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, but as xenophobia in Coast City increases and her father is detained by I.C.E., Jessica must fight her fears and become a voice for her community.

Suncatcher by Jose Pimienta
After Beatriz discovers that her grandfather’s soul is trapped in his guitar, she becomes determined to get him out. But the only way to free him is to play the perfect song…his perfect song, a song that he never actually wrote down. Beatriz won’t let anything stop her. Even if it means losing everything else.

America Chavez by Kalinda Vazquez
America Chavez is incredible — her origins, her strength, her dimension-shattering star portals! But when the foundation of everything that she believes is shaken, America must stand up and confront the parts of herself she’s been running from.