Hispanic Heritage Children’s Books

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Grade Level: K-4. This collection helps students dig a little deeper to create an intimate knowledge of the role that Latinos have played in American culture and history. The set includes stories about a Chinese-African-Cuban girl who defied a traditional taboo against female drummers; a Mexican family whose efforts helped end segregated schooling in California in 1947; and a family who celebrates the Latino tradition of Nochebuena. Books include:

  • The Legend of the Bluebonnet by Tomie dePaola
  • Love to Mama: A Tribute to Mothers by Pat Mora
  • America is Her Name by Luis J. Rodriguez
  • Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale by Duncan Tonatiuh (Curriculum Guide)
  • Esquivel! Space-Age Sound Artist by Susan Wood
  • The Runaway Tortilla by Eric A. Kimmel
  • Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle
  • Miracle on 133rd Street by Sonia Manzano
  • Abuelo by Arthur Dorros
  • Separate Is Never Equal by Duncan Tonatiuh (Curriculum Guide)
  • Twas Nochebuena: A Christmas Story in English & Spanish by Roseanne Greenfield Thong
  • Rudas: Niños Horrendous Hermanitas by Yuyi Morales
  • Somos como las nubes / We Are Like the Clouds by Jorge Argueta
  • Lola Levine and the Ballet Scheme by Monica Brown
  • See You Later, Amigo! An American border tale by Peter Laufer
  • A Charmed Life / Una vida con suerte by Gladys E. Barbieri

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