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24 Books to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

Share these titles with your child to celebrate Hispanic culture and traditions -- across all age bands.
 
The Lightning Queen
The Lightning Queen
by Laura Resau

Nothing exciting happens on the Hill of Dust, in the remote mountains of Mexico in the 1950s. There's no electricity, no plumbing, no cars, just day after day of pasturing goats. And now, without his sister and mother, eleven-year-old Teo's life feels even more barren.

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The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano
by Sonia Manzano
It is 1969 in Spanish Harlem, and fourteen-year-old Evelyn Serrano is trying hard to break free from her conservative Puerto Rican surroundings, but when her activist grandmother comes to stay and the neighborhood protests start, things get a lot more complicated — and dangerous.
2013 Pura Belpre Author Honor Book
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Seasons, The / Las estaciones
Seasons, The / Las estaciones
by Ilaria Falorsi Illustrated by Ilaria Falorsi
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Tía Isa Wants a Car
Tía Isa Wants a Car
by Meg Medina Illustrated by Claudio Muñoz

Tía Isa wants a car. A shiny green car the same color as the ocean, with wings like a swooping bird. A car to take the whole family to the beach. But saving is hard when everything goes into two piles, one for here and one for Helping Money, so that family members who live far away might join them someday.

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Eric & Julieta: Julieta Goes to School / Julieta va a la escuela
Eric & Julieta: Julieta Goes to School / Julieta va a la escuela
by Isabel Munoz Illustrated by Gustavo Mazali
Big brother Eric tries to help Julieta on her first day of school.
Series Information: Eric always has his mischievous little sister around — but somehow, Eric finds himself in trouble, and Julieta escapes the blame!
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The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!
The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!
by Carmen Agra Deedy Illustrated by Eugene Yelchin
La Paz is a happy, but noisy village. A little peace and quiet would make it just right. So the villagers elect the bossy Don Pepe as their mayor. Before long, singing of any kind is outlawed. Even the teakettle is afraid to whistle!
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Golden Tales
Golden Tales
by Lulu Delacre Illustrated by Lulu Delacre

These 12 tales are a collection of legends, myths and folktales from 4 native Latin American cultures, spanning 13 different countries. These stories included here are retellings derived from pre- and post-Spanish arrival, and take readers on a voyage from the Caribbean all the way to Bolivia.

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Before We Were Free
Before We Were Free
by Julia Alvarez

"I wonder what it would be like to be free? Not to need wings because you don't have to fly away from your country?" From award-winning author Julia Alvarez comes the story of Anita de la Torre, a 12-year-old girl living in the Dominican Republic in 1960.

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Esperanza Rising
Esperanza Rising
by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Esperanza thought she'd always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico — she'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home, and servants. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California during the Great Depression, and to settle in a camp for Mexican farm workers.

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Disappeared
Disappeared
by Francisco X. Stork
You've never read a Francisco X. Stork novel like this before! A missing girl, a determined reporter, and a young man on the brink combine for a powerful story of choices, suspense, and survival.
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Shadowhouse Fall
Shadowhouse Fall
Series: The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book #2
by Daniel José Older
The extraordinary sequel to the New York Times bestselling Shadowshaper is daring, dazzling, defiant . . . In the words of Leigh Bardugo: "A magical revolution on the page."
SHADOWHOUSE RISING Sierra and her friends love their new lives as shadowshapers, making art and creating change with the spirits of Brooklyn.
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Life, After
Life, After
by Sarah Darer Littman

After a terrorist attack kills Dani”s aunt and unborn cousin, life in Argentina — private school, a boyfriend, a loving family — crumbles quickly. In order to escape a country that is sinking under their feet, Dani and her family move to the United States.

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Showtime!
Showtime!
Series: Emma Is On the Air, Book #3
by Ida Siegal

This is Emma Perez, and I'm ON THE AIR! Today at dance class, Sophia, Shakira, and I found out the best news ever: Our dance group is going to be part of the Thanksgiving Day parade! But now our special drum is missing and we can't do our dance without it! Where could it be?

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Rainbow Boys
Rainbow Boys
by Alex Sanchez
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Becoming Naomi Leon
Becoming Naomi Leon
by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Naomi Soledad Leon Outlaw has had a lot to contend with in her young life, her name for one. Then there are her clothes (sewn in polyester by Gram), her difficulty speaking up, and her status at school as "nobody special." But according to Gram, most problems can be overcome with positive thinking.

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Mango, abuela y yo
Mango, abuela y yo
by Meg Medina Illustrated by Angela Dominguez

Abuela just moved in with Mia and her parents in the city. Far away in her home country, she left behind a colorful house surrounded by parrots and palm trees. Mia is excited to share her world with Abuela, but soon finds out she'll need to help her learn English first.

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Famous Hispanic Americans
Famous Hispanic Americans
by Janet Nomura Morey , Wendy Dunn
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Estrella's Quinceañera
Estrella's Quinceañera
by Malín Alegría
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Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo
by Mary Dodson Wade
Learn about the story behind Cinco de Mayo and how the Mexicans celebrate this day of victory in this simple informational book.
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Sabores de América
Sabores de América
by Ana María Pavez , Contanza Recart Illustrated by Isabel Hojas

This book about food prevalent in Latin America is presented with fun and colorful artwork and includes recipes, information about the origin of food and more!

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In the Time of the Butterflies
In the Time of the Butterflies
by Julia Alvarez

It is November 25, 1960, and the bodies of three beautiful, convent-educated sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. El Caribe, the official newspaper, reports their deaths as an accident.

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Nosotros
Nosotros
by Paloma Valdivia Illustrated by Paloma Valdivia
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