Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month as a family with the Youth Services Department! Stop by to make a craft, relax with some coloring, and find something to read. These recommendations from Youth Services librarians feature new biographies and stories recognizing and honoring Hispanic people and their culture. Click on the book cover to check the FRVPLD catalog for more information.
Vengan a celebrar el mes de la Herencia Hispana en el departamento de servicios para niños. Pueden hacer una artesania, colorear, o relajarse con un buen libro. Los libros que ven aquí son recomendaciones de bibliotecarias del departamento de servicios para niños que honran las historias de los hispanos y su cultura. Para más información de los libros, presione en el libro que lo llevara al catálogo de la librería.
With Lots of Love/Con Mucho Amor by Jenny Torres Sanchez, illustrated by André Ceolin, is a picture book about Rocio, a girl who has just moved to the United States with her family. While thinking about all the people and things she misses from her old life like the sound of her Abuela’s voice and the smell of her homemade tortillas, she gets a birthday surprise from her Abuela that makes her feel much more at home. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Growing an Artist/Cultivando a un Artista by John Parra is a picture book inspired by the author’s own childhood experiences. Juanito is excited to go to work with his dad at his landscaping business, then realizes he can use his drawing abilities to design landscapes and to tell the stories of people who work to make the world a more beautiful place. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Pilar Ramirez and the Escape from Zafa by Julian Randall is a fun adventure story that intertwines magic with Dominican culture. While researching her cousin Natasha who disappeared almost 50 years ago, 12-year-old Pilar Violeta Ramirez is transported to the island of Zafa where Dominican myths and legends are real, and she’ll have to face the Dominican Boogeyman if she hopes to save her cousin and return home. Pilar is relatable Latinx protagonist who is rightfully suspicious of what her eyes are showing her and is always looking to investigate more. This is the first in a duology and would be perfect for grades 4-6 (ages 9-12) and those interested in Percy Jackson-style adventures with a hint of mystery as well.
Falling Short by Ernesto Cisneros is a novel about two best friends who must support each other to keep from falling short of their goals. Isaac and Marco already know sixth grade is going to change their lives. But it won’t change things at home—not without each other’s help. This year, star basketball player Isaac plans on finally keeping up with his schoolwork. Better grades will surely stop Isaac’s parents from arguing all the time. Meanwhile, straight-A Marco vows on finally winning his father’s approval by earning a spot on the school’s basketball team. This novel is for grades 3-7 (ages 8-12) and would appeal to those who enjoy friendship stories.
Miss Quinces/Srta. Quinces by Kat Fajardo is a graphic novel about a young girl who would rather do anything than celebrate her quinceañera. Sue just wants to spend the summer reading and making comics at sleepaway camp with her friends, but instead she gets stuck going to Honduras to visit relatives with her parents and two sisters. They live way out in the country, which means no texting, no cable, and no Internet! When her mom announces that they’ll be having a surprise quinceañera for Sue, things take a turn for the worse. This graphic novel is perfect for grades 3-6 and those who love a good laugh and some coming of age problems.
Nuestra América: 30 Inspiring Latinas/Latinos Who Have Shaped the United States/Nuestra América: 30 Latinas/Latinos Inspiradores Que Han Forjado la Historia de los Estados Unidos by Sabrina Vourvoulias, was published in association with the Smithsonian Institution and the Molina Family Latino Gallery, to highlight influential Latina, Latino, and Latinx figures through the sharing of uplifting personal stories. Detailing incredible contributions to the cultural, social, and political character of the United States, this guide to features beautiful portraits, a glossary of terms and reading guide with discussion questions.
Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers/Latinitas: Una Celebración de 40 Soñadoras Audaces by Juliet Menéndez, features the origin stories of influential Latinas. As a collection of short biographies featuring figures from across Latin America and the United States, this publication is a celebration of women who followed and achieved their dreams, complimented by colorful hand painted portrait illustrations.
Create your own trivia challenge on Hispanic culture around the world with the fast facts and great pictures found in our online encyclopedias in English and Spanish, or through the resources in Scholastic Teachables.
Pueden crear su propio reto de trivia sobre la cultura hispana alrededor del mundo con datos de información y fotos encontrados en la enciclopedia en línea o por los recursos en Scholastic Teachables.
- Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos es un nuevo recurso para estudiantes, completamente en español. Provee información específica sobre temas tales como personas, lugares, las ciencias y las matemáticas, las religiones del mundo, plantas y animales, historia y gobierno, las artes, deportes y pasatiempos.
– Hispanic Heritage Month Resources - Scholastic Teachables provides thousands of printable activity sheets, lesson plans, reading passages, and more. It also has games and puzzles, clip art, and bulletin board ideas. Content is available for PreK - 8th grade. This database is great for parents, teachers, homeschoolers and students.