Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
What makes your cultural heritage special? Kid Reporters find out.
- Grades: 3–5, 6–8
Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15
Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration of Latino contributions and culture in America. Scholastic Kid Reporters have been interviewing leaders around the nation for a view of what their Hispanic heritage means to them. From journalists to judges to writers and artists, each person has a unique and interesting story to tell. Check back often as the Kid Reporters add more stories to this list!
Celebrating My Quinciañera Kid Reporter gives traditional coming-of-age party her own modern twist. Young ArtistScholastic Writing and Art winner Alexandra Pintus illustrates Scholastic’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month poster. It was a dream come true—except for the part where she had only two weeks to complete the task before final exams. Young Swimming ChampionAt the age of 8 (yes, EIGHT!), Celismar Guzman is already collecting gold medals and winning competitions in the U.S. and her native Puerto Rico. Her sights are set on the 2016 Olympic Games, she tells Scholastic Kids Press Corps! Delores Huerta Still at WorkDelores Huerta is a 79-year-old great-grandmother who helped found the United Farm Workers (UFW) in the 1960s. "It is important that we know about other people's cultures," she tells Scholastic Kids Press Corps. La Raza President, Janet MurguiaHispanic Heritage Month is a great time to promote civil rights and to appreciate the many Hispanic characteristics that have become an important part of the American culture, says Janet Murguia, President of the National Council of La Raza. Author Pam Muñoz RyanWhen author Pam Muñoz Ryan was growing up, there was no Hispanic Heritage Month. The month-long commemoration received federal recognition in 1988, when Ryan was 37. It has grown in popularity since. A Journey About to BeginAuthor Pam Muñoz Ryan wrote Paint the Wind based on her love of horses. Hispanic Heritage is HomeFlorida Justice celebrates his culture in family, community, state, and country Selena Gomez The Role ModelYoung Latina entertainer realizes the importance of her Hispanic heritage CBS Anchor Maggie RodriguezHard work and a respect for culture all make a difference to this award-winning journalist