Lucha Libre Booklist!

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The Great and Mighty Nikko

Title: The Great and Mighty Nikko
By: Xavier Garza
Published: 2015

Nikko loves bedtime. That's because his bed turns into a magical wrestling ring for the masked luchadores that he loves. They bounce up and down like crazy. His mom, of course, doesn't believe Nikko. She accuses him of jumping on his bed. But that's just not true at all. She just can't see what Nikko sees. Age Range: 3-8 years

Call Number: Spanish J Graphic Garza.X

Lucha Libre: The Man in the Silver Mask, A Bilingual Cuento

Title: Lucha Libre: The Man in the Silver Mask, A Bilingual Cuento
By: Xavier Garza
Published: 2005

In this bilingual kids’ book about the wild and crazy sport of Lucha Libre, young Carlitos attends a lucha libre match in Mexico City for the first time. He’s with his Papá Lupe, but his Tio Rodolfo, who’s supposed to join them, doesn’t show up. At ringside, Carlitos sees the famous luchador, el Santo—the Man in the Silver Mask, a man whose eyes look terribly familiar. El Santo even smiles at Carlitos! Age Range: 9-12 years

Call Number: Spanish J Picture Garza.X

Maximilian & the Lucha Libre Club: A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller

Title: Maximilian & the Lucha Libre Club: A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller
By: Xavier Garza
Published: 2016

Max seems like any other nerdy kid until he's asked to join the Lucha Libre Club. The super-secret club admits only the offspring of wrestling royalty. And Max is a prince, descended through his mother from royal blood, his uncle the very king of lucha The Guardian Angel. Trouble is, the club is so secret that Max can't tell his best friend or girlfriend what he is doing. Age Range: 8-12

Call Number: Spanish J Garza.X

Lucia the Luchadora

Title: Lucia the Luchadora
By: Cynthia Leonor Garza
Published: 2017

Lucia zips through the playground in her cape just like the boys, but when they tell her "girls can't be superheroes," suddenly she doesn't feel so mighty. That's when her beloved abuela reveals a dazzling secret: Lucia comes from a family of luchadoras, the bold and valiant women of the Mexican lucha libre tradition. Age Range: 2-8

Call Number: J Picture Garza.C

¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat

Title: ¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat
By: Raul the Third
Published: 2020

Little Lobo is excited to take in a show with wrestling star El Toro in his bustling border town. After getting lunch orders from The Bull and his friends to help prepare for the event, Little Lobo takes readers on a tour of food trucks that sell his favorite foods, like quesadillas with red peppers and Mexican-Korean tacos. Age Range: 4-8

Call Number: JUV Wonderbk JPicture Raul


Title: Tumble
By: Celia C. Pérez
Published: 2022

A dazzling novel about a young girl who collects the missing pieces of her origin story from the family of legendary luchadores she’s never met.

Age Range: 9-12
Call Number: J Perez.C

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