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September is Hispanic Heritage Month and what a great way to share and celebrate the Hispanic heritage than with books. Books are the greatest tools for early learners to begin exploring the world around them. Learning about people and their heritage or traditions promotes love of all human kind.
Pride 1 2 3 by Michael Joosten celebrates all people and the pride of many different families. It is about community, love, and standing up for who you are while counting to ten.
What Am I? by By Diane de Anda is a creative way to learn first words in Spanish. Rhyme and lift-the-flaps to teach basic transportation names. A great toddler book to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
The list below are links to more titles to explore to teach about love and the Hispanic Heritage Month.
If Dominican Were a Color by Sili Recio is a book for ages 4-8. The colors of Hispaniola burst into life in this striking, evocative debut picture book that celebrates the joy of being Dominican.
Our Favorite Day of the Year by A. E. Ali is for ages 4-8. A picture book following a group of boys from different backgrounds throughout the school year as they become the best of friends.
Santiago’s Road Home by Alexandra Diaz for ages 8-12. A young boy gets detained by ICE while crossing the border from Mexico to the United States in this timely and unflinching novel by award-winning author Alexandra Diaz.
With A Star in my Hand by Margarita Engle for ages 12-99. From acclaimed author Margarita Engle comes a gorgeous novel in verse about Rubén Darío, the Nicaraguan poet and folk hero who initiated the literary movement of Modernismo.
Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From by Jennifer De Leon for ages 14-99. First-generation American LatinX Liliana Cruz does what it takes to fit in at her new nearly all-white school. But when family secrets spill out and racism at school ramps up, she must decide what she believes in and take a stand.
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