National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is every year starting on September 15th and runs through October 15th.  It’s an opportunity to learn and celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens who ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Books for Kids:

 Round is a tortilla : a book of shapes  by Roseanne Greenfield Thong

Marisol McDonald doesn’t match by Monica Brown

Josefina by Jeanette Winter

Bravo! : poems about amazing Hispanics by Margarita Engle

Neighborhood odes by Gary Soto

Harvesting hope : the story of Cesar Chavez  by Kathleen Krull

Roberto Clemente : pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates by Jonah Winter

Books for Teens:

Gabi, a girl in pieces by Isabel Quintero

The house on Mango Street by  Sandra Cisneros

I lived on Butterfly Hill by Marjorie Agosin

When I was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago

Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Dancing home by Alma Flor Ada and Gabriel M. Zubizarreta

Our America : a Hispanic history of the United States by  Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

For Adults:

My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor  

The house of the spirits by Isabel Allende

This is how you lose her by Junot Diaz

How the Garcia girls lost their accents by Julia Alvarez

Latino Americans : the 500-year legacy that shaped a nation by Ray Suarez


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National Endowment for the  Humanities 

National Park Service 

National Hispanic Heritage Month

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