Your Friday Five: Hispanic Heritage Month
|Frida, Jonah Winter
Jonah Winter's Frida shares her bio in basic language and with the most creative illustrations.
Children and adults would enjoy this book AND it is also available in Spanish in case you're feeling adventurous.
|Floating on Mama's Song, Laura Lacamara
Music is magical isn't it?! This is a story about a girl whose mother loves to sing but has to stop. She is devastated but eventually they decide it is okay to sing and really belt it out.
This is a sweet story and has text in both English and Spanish.
|Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, Meg Medina
This is a fabulous book on bullying. Prepare to get mad, frustrated, and maybe even identify with youth in this page-turner. (SPOILER ALERT!) It does have a happy ending--there is always a way out when faced with bullies.
|When I was Puerto Rican, Esmeralda Santiago
Esmeralda Santiago's autobiographical work relates her story as a young girl growing up in rural Puerto Rico and eventually moving to the U.S.
It's honest, fun, and page turning adventures throughout. Enjoy!
|So Hard to Say, Alex Sanchez
How do you know if you're gay? Many interesting questions are brought up in this quirky book about self discovery, friendships, and new environments.
A must-read for everyone!