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Recommended Reading

Colorín Colorado salutes the rich history of Hispanic culture with games, books, activities and fun! Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 to October 15, is a great way to celebrate a family legacy and expose students to world traditions. Find books about Hispanic Heritage that you and your children or students are sure to enjoy using the Hispanic Heritage Booklist.

Use these resources to start or supplement your school or classroom library.

Sources: American Library Association; Cooperative Children's Book Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Resource Center of the Americas

Early Elementary

Andrews-Goeble, Nancy. The Pot that Juan Built, 2002.

Krull, Kathleen. Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez. Harcourt, 2003.

Morales, Yuyi. Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book. Chronicle Books, 2003.

Ryan, Pam Muñoz. Mice and Beans. Scholastic, 2001.

Winter, Jonah. Frida. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine, 2002.

Late Elementary

Montes, Marisa. Juan Bobo Goes to Work. Harper Collins, 2000.

Philip, Neil. Horse Hooves and Chicken Feet: Mexican Folktales. Clarion Books, 2003.

Middle School

Cameron, Ann. Colibrí. Frances Foster Books/Farrar Straus Giroux, 2003.

Joseph, Lynn. The Color of My Words. HarperCollins/Joanna Cotler, 2000.

Osa, Nancy, Cuba 15. Delacorte Press, 2003.

Ryan, Pam Muñoz. Esperanza Rising. Scholastic, 2000.

High School

Griswold del Castillo, Richard. César Chávez: A Triumph of Spirit. University of Oklahoma Press, 1995.

Jiménez, Francisco. Breaking Through. Houghton Mifflin, 2001.

Martinez, Floyd. Spirits of the High Mesa. Arte Público, 1997.

Anaya, Rudolfo A. Bless Me, Ultima. Time Warner Company, 1999.

Alvarez, Julia. Before We Were Free. Knopf, 2002.

Freedman, Russell. In the Days of the Vaqueros: America’s First True Cowboys. Clarion, 2001.

Alarcón, Francisco X. From the Bellybutton of the Moon, and Other Summer Poems / Del ombligo de la luna, y otros poemas de verano. Children's Book Press, 1998.