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Kids' Books for Hispanic Heritage Month

5 books for kids that celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15! Read along with us to celebrate the generations of Hispanic Americans who have contributed greatly to our nation. Put these titles on hold today and read them aloud to your family during Hispanic heritage Month!

The First Rule of Punk

By Celia C. Pérez — Twelve-year-old María Luisa O'Neill-Morales (who really prefers to be called Malú) reluctantly moves with her Mexican-American mother to Chicago and starts seventh grade with a bang--violating the dress code with her punk rock aesthetic and spurning the middle school's most popular girl in favor of starting a band with a group of like-minded weirdos.

Esquivel! Space-Age Sound Artist

By Susan Wood — Juan Garcia Esquivel was born in Mexico and grew up to the sounds of mariachi bands. He loved music and became a musical explorer. Defying convention, he created music that made people laugh and planted images in their minds. Juan's space-age lounge music popular in the fifties and sixties has found a new generation of listeners.

This title is also available en español.

Calavera Abecedario: A Day of the Dead Alphabet Book

By Jeanette Winter — Every year Don Pedro and his family make papier-mâché skeletons, or calaveras, for Mexico's Day of the Dead fiesta. From the Angel and Doctor to the Mariachi and Unicornio, there's a special calavera for each letter of the alphabet. Come dance with them!

Juana & Lucas

By Juana Medina — A spunky young girl from Colombia loves playing with her canine best friend and resists boring school activities, especially learning English, until her family tells her that a special trip is planned to an English-speaking place.

Tomás and the Library Lady

By Pat Mora — While helping his family in their work as migrant laborers far from their home, Tomás finds an entire world to explore in the books at the local public library.

This title is also available en español.

To learn more about our Hispanic Heritage Month programming at the library, visit our events calendar.

Sep 12 2018

Jacksonville Public Library