Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month Collection

September 15th through October 15th is Hispanic Heritage Month. Explore fiction and nonfiction books that celebrate the Hispanic experience, people, and culture. And discover activities, games, lesson plans and more aligned to each book.

Written by Margarita Engle

A family drives through the streets of Havana, Cuba and experiences the sights and sounds of a vibrant city.

Pre-K - 3rd

Written by Alma Flor Ada

A young girl spends her weekends with both her grandma and grandpa and her abuelita y abuelito. What could be better than a weekend with the grandparents?

Pre-K - 3rd

Written by Duncan Tonatiuh

This book tells the story of Diego Rivera, one of the most famous painters of the 1900s. He painted the history and culture of Mexican people on murals across Mexico and throughout the world.

K - 4th

Written by Samantha Vamos

Animals help the farm maiden cook up a special recipe. While the pot simmers, the friends dance and sing together. Readers can use the recipe at the end of the story to make a pot of arroz con leche.

K - 3rd

Written by Diane de Ande

After finding her own patch of dirt to plant a garden, a young girl inspires her neighbors to...

K - 4th

Written by Monica Brown

Pelé goes from playing soccer for fun with his father and friends to being the King of Soccer. He...

Pre-K - 3rd

Written by Seno Laura Kutner and Suzanne Slade

A Guatemalan village is overrun with trash. A young student named Fernando and his teacher come up...

1st - 7th

Written by Duncan Tonatiuh

When Sylvia and her family moved from Santa Ana to Westminster in 1944, they were told that she and...

1st - 4th

Written by James Luna

Join a brother and sister as they take you on a tour of the people, places, and everyday activities in their neighborhood.

Pre-K - 1st

Written by George Ancona

This book explores the history of flamenco dancing and how it continues to thrive around the world today.

3rd - 6th

Written by Antonio Skármeta

The story of Pedro and his family, who live under a dictatorship in Chile. Pedro goes to school and...

3rd - 5th

Written by Kathleen Krull

The story of Cesar Chavez, a civil rights leader who fought for the rights of migrant farmworkers....

Pre-K - 5th

Written by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Esperanza lives a comfortable life on a ranch in Mexico until her father is killed. Then the...

6th - 8th

Written by Gary Soto

Chato, the cool cat from East Los Angeles decides to invite his neighbors ratoncitos, or little...

Pre-K - 3rd

Written by Monica Brown

Ana loves to read, but she has already read all the books in her small village in Colombia. Then...

K - 3rd

Written by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore

Long ago, Puerto Rican parrots raised their young, hunted for food, and made nesting holes in the...

3rd - 6th

Written by Roseanne Greenfield Thong

A little girl discovers that shapes are all around her. They are part of the food she eats, games she plays, and objects in her room and around her town. Everywhere she looks, she sees shapes!

Pre-K - K

Written by Gary Soto

Maria and her cousins put their stomachs to the test to find her mom’s lost wedding ring. Learn about Mexican Christmas traditions.

Pre-K - 3rd

Written by Pat Mora

Children from around the world celebrate a love of reading throughout the year. Features text in English and Spanish.

Pre-K - 1st

Written by Loretta Lopez

Lori’s looking for the perfect gift for her older sister, but Lori’s the one who winds up with...

Pre-K - 3rd

Written by Laurie Krebs

Explore the many regions of Peru, from Cuzco to Lake Titicaca, through rhyme. This book follows people from all over the Andes celebrating the Festival of the Sun.

K - 3rd

Written by Alma Flor Ada

For María, switching to a new school is more difficult than usual when the teacher decides to call her Mary.

2nd - 5th