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Books That Honor Hispanic Heritage Month

Check out Scholastic librarian Deimosa Webber-Bey's curated list of titles for all ages inspired by Hispanic Heritage Month.
on September 21, 2017

In the eleventh installment of our Facebook Live video series Live From Our Library, Scholastic Librarian Deimosa Webber-Bey recommended books either featuring Hispanic characters or written by Hispanic authors in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (from Sept. 15-Oct. 15). From learning about Latin American culture to exploring the Spanish language, teach your child learn about the significance behind this month by taking a look at these titles below.

You can also watch the Live Chat here:




ABC a la Moda
by Simone Massoni (ABCs of Fashion)

The Seasons
Las Estaciones by Ilaria Falorsi

Clifford: La Collecion
by Norman Bridwell

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

Tia Isa Wants a Car
by Meg Medina

by Paloma Valdivia

Eric & Julieta: Julieta Goes to School
by Isabel Munoz

The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!
By Carmen Agra Deedy and Eugene Yelchin

3rd - 5th Grade

(El dia que Maria perdio la voz) The Day Maria Lost Her Voice
by Javier Peñalosa M.

Emma is on the Air: Showtime!
by Ida Siegal

Golden Tales
by Lulu Delacre

6th - 8th Grade

Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez

Esperanza Rising
by Pam Munoz Ryan

The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano

High School

Disappeared by Francisco Stork

Shadowhouse Fall
by Daniel Jose Older

Life, After
by Sarah Darer Littman


The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Rainbow Boys
by Alex Sanchez

Deimosa's Favorites

Flavors of the Americas by Ana Maria Pavez


In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

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