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Hispanic Heritage Month Must-Reads

Sept. 15–Oct. 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, reminding us to engage in activities and attitudes that pay tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. The Foote School's library has many books — available to students of all ages — that celebrate and honor Hispanic Heritage Month! 

Picture Books:

Love by Matt de la Peña

Islandborn by Junor Díaz

Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music by Margarits Engle

Zonia's Rain Forest by Juana Martinez-Neal

Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

Just Ask! by Sonia Sotomayor

Just Help! by Sonia Sotomayor

What Can You Do with a Paleta? by Carmen Tafolla

Graphic Books:

Blancaflor: The Hero With Secret Powers by Nadja Spielelman and Sergio García Sánchez

El Toro and Friends: Training Day by Raúl the Third

Biographies:

Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers by Juliet Menéndez

Funny Bones: Posada and his Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan Tonatiuh

Small Room, Big Dreams: The Journey of Julián and Joaquin Castro by Monica Brown 

Tito Puente, Mambo King/Rey Del Mambo by Monica Brown 

Middle School and Young Adult Fiction

Efrén Divided by Ernesto Cisneros

Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes

Solimar: The Sword of the Monarchs by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Loteria by Karla Arenas Valenti

Sofia Acosta Makes a Scene by Emma Otheguy

Lupe Wong Won't Dance by Donna Barba Higuera

Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed: 15 Voices from the Latinx Diaspora, edited by Saraciea J. Fennell

 

For more resources, click the links below.

Latinx in Kids Lit

Pura Belpre Award 

National Hispanic Heritage Month

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