Masks are Required in the Library

by order of the Town of Andover Select Board, September 13, 2021

Memorial Hall Library

Latinx Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Looking for some out of this world fiction? Here are some great science fiction and fantasy novels for teens and adults written by Latinx authors. (If you're not familiar with the term "Latinx," it's a gender neutral version of Latino or Latina.)

The storm runner
The storm runner
by Jennifer Cervantes

A contemporary adventure inspired by Maya mythology follows the experiences of an avid explorer with a disabled leg who discovers that the dormant volcano near his home in New Mexico is a gateway to another world. 
Sal & Gabi break the universe
Sal & Gabi break the universe
by Carlos Alberto Pablo Hernandez

In order to heal after his mother's death, thirteen-year-old Sal learns to reach into time and space to retrieve things--and people--from other universes.
Paola Santiago and the river of tears
Paola Santiago and the river of tears
by Tehlor Kay Mejia

Carefully avoiding a local river where a schoolmate drowned a year earlier, a space-loving 12-year-old and her best friends organize a night of telescope stargazing before spotting a being who superstitious locals believe to be a malevolent ghost. 
Ghost squad
Ghost squad
by Claribel Ortega

Casting a spell that accidentally awakens malicious spirits that wreak havoc throughout St. Augustine, Lucely and Syd team up with the latter’s grandmother and tabby cat to break the curse and save Lucely’s firefly spirits. 
Incendiary
Incendiary
by Zoraida Córdoba

Set in a lush world inspired by Inquisition-era Spain, a hotly anticipated fantasy epic by the award-winning author of Labyrinth Lost follows the experiences of a kidnapped memory thief whose freedom is compromised by those who blame her for her role in a massacre.
Woven in moonlight
Woven in moonlight
by Isabel Ibañez

When the usurper Atoc demands the Condesa's hand in marriage, the decoy Condesa, Ximena, seizes the opportunity to find the ancient relic and return La Ciudad's true leader to their rightful place.
Blanca & Roja
Blanca & Roja
by Anna-Marie McLemore

Profoundly different sisters Blanca and Roja del Cisne, who know that due to a family curse, they are tied to a flock of swans, and one day one will become a swan while the other remains human, become involved with two local boys.
Dealing in dreams
Dealing in dreams
by Lilliam Rivera

After leading a fierce all-girl crew in Mega City, Nalah wants to get off the streets and live in Mega Towers, but when she has to prove her loyalty by hunting down the Ashe Ryders gang, she begins to have serious doubts about what is really important.
Cemetery boys
Cemetery boys
by Aiden Thomas

Determined to prove himself a real brujo to the traditional Latinx family that does not accept his true gender, a trans boy summons the ghost of the resident bad boy, who refuses to return quietly to death. 
Her body and other parties : stories
Her body and other parties : stories
by Carmen Maria Machado

Verging on psychological realism and science fiction, a collection of stories explores the reality of women's lives and the violence inflicted upon their bodies.
Gods of jade and shadow
Gods of jade and shadow
by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

A dark fairy tale inspired by folklore is set against the Jazz age in Mexico’s underworld, where a young dreamer is sent by the Mayan God of Death on a life-changing journey. By the award-winning author of Signal to Noise.
The book of lost saints
The book of lost saints
by Daniel Jose Older

Visited by an ancestral spirit who would have him unearth family secrets from the Cuban Revolution, a young Cuban-American embarks on an investigation marked by ghostly helpers, a new love, a murderous gangster and changes in his sense of identity.
Infomocracy
Infomocracy
by Malka Older

Two decades and two major elections after a powerful search engine monopoly pioneers the switch from warring nation-states to a global microdemocracy, three high-ranking political insiders struggle to advance their agendas in the face of increasingly corrupt adversaries.
Chilling effect
Chilling effect
by Valerie Valdes

After her sister is kidnapped by a shadowy syndicate known as The Fridge, the foul-mouthed Captain Eva Innocente and her motley crew aboard La Sirena Negra must pay the ransom through a series of dangerous missions.
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