Skip to main content

Classroom Book Sets

LAII: K12 Educators: Classroom Book Sets

The LAII is pleased to partner with the Spanish Resource Center of Albuquerque, Instituto Cervantes of Albuquerque, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center to offer classroom sets of books of exemplary, Latin America-related literature for children and young adults. The sets vary in size and composition, and all may be out for up to one month at a time.

These sets are available at no charge and may be requested by contacting Many of the books have accompanying educator's guide, as indicated by the asterisk (*). We hope to expand this resource and welcome your suggestions for future titles. 

Coming soon are thematic collections of children's picture books! We're currently working on sets related to immigration, Latinx leaders and social engagement, Día de los Muertos, poetry, winter celebrations, and Frida Kahlo - to name a few. Stay tuned for more information.

  • *The Surrender Tree / El árbol de la rendición by Margarita Engle (bilingual edition, 30 copies)
  • *The Circuit by Francisco Jiménez (30 copies)
  • *Cajas de cartón by Francisco Jiménez (30 copies)
  • *Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote by Duncan Tonatiuh (30 copies)
  • *Before we were Free by Julia Alvarez (30 copies)
  • *Antes de ser libres by Julia Alvarez (30 copies)
  • *The Color of My Words by Lynn Joseph (30 copies)
  • *El color de mis palabras by Lynn Joseph (30 copies)
  • *Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina (30 copies)

These titles are currently under order and will be made available soon. Check back for more details.

  • The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya (30 copies)
  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo  (30 copies)
  • I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez (15 copies)
  • Wild Beauty by Anna-Maria McLemore (15 copies)
  • The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Perez (15 copies)
  • Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera (15 copies)
  • Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh by Uma Krishnaswami  (15 copies)
  • The Disturbed Girl's Dictionary by NoNieqa Ramos (15 copies)
  • Forest World by Margarita Engle (30 copies)
  • Book Fiesta! Celebrate Children's Book Day by Pat Mora (30 copies)
  • My Name is Maria Isabel by Alma Flor Ada (30 copies)
  • Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings by Margarita Engle (30 copies)
  • Sabores de America by Ana Maria Pavez and Constanza Hojas (30 copies)
  • The Wild Book by Margarita Engle (30 copies)
  • Sylvia and Aki by Winifired Conkling (30 copies)
  • Separate is Never Equal by Duncan Tonatiuh (30 copies)