It’s time to put your phone down and get lost in a book, bestie!
These books are perfect to start hyping yourself up for your quince or even for adding them to your gift registry. You can also get the party started with a book club with your court of honor. Happy Reading!
Don’t want to spend money? You can also check out most of these books for FREE at your local library.
By: Monica Gomez-Hira
Carmen Aguilar just wants to make her happily ever after come true. Except apparently “happily ever after” for Carmen involves being stuck in an unpaid summer internship. Now she has to perform as a party princess! In a ball gown. During the summer. In Miami.
2. Damas, Dramas, and Ana Ruiz: A Quinceanera Club Novel
By: Belinda Acosta
All Ana Ruiz wanted was to have a traditional quinceañera for her daughter, Carmen. She wanted a nice way to mark this milestone year in her daughter’s life. But Carmen was not interested in celebrating. Hurt and bitter over her father Esteban’s departure, she blamed Ana for destroying their happy family, as did everyone else.
By: Kit Steinkellner (Author), Sebastian Kadlecik (Creator), Emma Steinkellner (Illustrator)
Lupe is just your average, insecure, well-meaning, occasionally cranky teenage girl whose life is completely turned upside down when she discovers she has superpowers at her quinceañera. Her quince powers only last as long as she’s fifteen, so over the course of this rollercoaster year, we follow the adventures of Lupe as she figures out what it really means to be a hero.
4. Miss Quinces: A Graphic Novel
By: Kat Fajardo
Rising star Kat Fajardo’s debut middle-grade graphic novel about a girl who would rather do anything other than celebrate her quinceañera! A funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story about navigating the expectations of family and cultural tradition.
5. The Fiesta Dress: A Quinceanera Tale
By: Caren Mcnelly McCormack
It’s the day of Lolo’s big sister’s quinceañera party, and suddenly everyone is too busy to play with Lolo. But when she lets her dog Gobi run free, everyone notices. Vivid illustrations in acrylics and watercolor by Martha Avilés skillfully portray Lolo using her fast feet and wits to outsmart Gobi and save her big sister’s special day!
By: Nancy Osa
Violet Paz has just turned fifteen, a pivotal birthday in the eyes of her Cuban grandmother. Fifteen is the age when a girl enters womanhood, traditionally celebrating the occasion with a quinceañero.