Latino Children's Books
Celebrate DIA, Diversity in Action, with these children's books featuring Latino characters.
Latino Children's Books
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For tween / teen readers.
Guadalupe Garcia, Mexicans American, Awards Winner, Mothers, Garcia Mccall, Novels, Mesquite, Children Book, High Schools
Pura Belpré (Author) Award honoring a Latino writer whose children's books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience
Under the Mesquite- Guadalupe Garcia McCall: Novel written in verse (which I don't typically care for). This story was pretty good about a young girl coping with her mother's cancer.
Nonfiction, picture book.
Cocinara Cooking, Jorge Argueta, Para Cocinar A, Cocinar A Cooking, Poemas Para, Cooking Poems, Baby Book, Bilingual Cooking, Children Book
Tamalitos: Un poema para cocinar/A Cooking Poem (Bilingual Cooking Poems): Jorge Argueta, Domi: 9781554983001: Amazon.com: Books
Tamalitos: Un poema para cocinar/A Cooking Poem | Latin Baby Book Club
Greenfield Thong, Roseanne Greenfield, John Parra, Round, Shape, Classroom Ideas, Children Book, Tortillas, Pictures Book
"Round Is a Tortilla" This picture book in rhyme focuses on everyday things–a square for a park, a round pot of stew, a rectangle for the scoreboard at the baseball game. All of the shapes and activities reflect Hispanic culture–stars are for parties and the celebration depicted is a fiesta.
Round is a Tortilla provides the perfect opportunity to teach shapes and new words in Spanish to your curious child. This is just one book in a series of four from author Roseanne Greenfield Thong, with illustrations by John Parra. It's also been chosen for the 2013-14 Macy’s Multicultural Collection of Children’s Literature! http://www.goodreadswithronna.com/?p=20259 @Audrey Henry Books #kidlit #multiculturalbooks #picturebook #spanish
Nonfiction, for middle grade readers and up.
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Diego Rivera: An Artist for the People by Susan Goldman Rubin 92 RIVERA The book follows Rivera's career, looking at his influences and tracing the evolution of his style. His work often called attention to the culture and struggles of the Mexican working class. Believing that art should be for the people, he created public murals in both the United States and Mexico, examples of which are included.
Nonfiction, picture book.
Kathleen Krull, Yuyi Morale, Stories, Cesar Chavez, Civil Right, Harvest Hope, Peace Protest, Children Book, Pictures Book
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez by Kathleen Krull. $11.56. Save 32% Off!. http://www.letrasdecanciones365.com/detailp/dpdt/01d5t2r0x1b4u37v3y.html. Author: Kathleen Krull. Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books (March 1, 2003). Publication Date: March 1, 2003. Series: Pura Belpre Honor Book. Illustrator (Awards). Recommended for Ages 6 and up. 48 pages. Cesar Chavez is known as one of America's greatest civil rights leaders. When he le...
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez: Kathleen Krull, Yuyi Morales. Recommended by Advanced Children's Lit for Civil Rights
Donna Bowman Bratton: Nonfiction Picture Books- the power of THEME
JB Chavez: Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez: Kathleen Krull: Cesar Chavez is known as one of America's greatest civil rights leaders. When he led a 340-mile peaceful protest march through California, he ignited a cause and improved the lives of thousands of migrant farmworkers. But Cesar wasn't always a leader. As a boy, he was shy and teased at school. His family slaved in the fields for barely enough money to survive.
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The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred A bilingual celebration with a delicious ending. This is the story of how the farm maiden and all the farm animals worked together to make the rice pudding that they serve at the fiesta. With the familiarity of "The House That Jack Built," this story bubbles and builds just like the ingredients of the arroz con leche that everyone enjoys.
This book was awarded the American Library Association's 2012 Pura Belpré Honor for a Latino writer and illustrator whose children's books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience! IL: K-3 RL:2.4
The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred by Samantha R. Vamos, illus. Rafael Lopez (Charlesbridge 2011). "Full of vibrance, energy and texture in the text and illustrations, [this picture book] is an easy recommendation."
For middle grade readers.
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A Reading Group Guide for: Dancing Home (Nacer Bailando) By Alma Flor Ada and Gabriel M. Zubizarreta The author of this book proposes that effective reading is a dialogue, albeit silent, between rea...
Dancing Home is a juvenile fiction book that stresses the importance of keeping in touch with ones cultural roots. Margarita and Lupe are young girls dealing with their identities. Margie has to deal with her feelings of losing her Americanism while keeping in touch with her heritage. Lupe needs to try harder to embrace some new and alternate ways of thinking to be comfortable in her new country.
Latinas for Latino Literature: Children's Books About the Immigration Experience
Latin Baby Book Club: November's Libro del Mes: Dancing Home
For middle grade readers.
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Star in the Forest (3rd)
http://lauraresau.com/images/star-in-the-forest.jpg Star in the Forest by Laura Resau, set in a trailer park in northern Colorado, with flashbacks to a Nahuatl village in Puebla, Mexico.
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What Can You Do With a Paleta? / ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta? (English and Spanish Edition): Carmen Tafolla, Magaly Morales: 9781582462...
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Fiesta Babies, Carmen Tafolla
Books for kids of all ages about Cinco de Mayo
Fiesta babies (Book, 2010) [University of Nebraska Omaha]
For middle grade readers.
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Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Ryan.
Becoming Naomi León / Pam Muñoz Ryan
Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan
Diego Rivera : his world and ours / Duncan Tonatiuh. Nonfiction, picture book.
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Diego Rivera : his world and ours / by Duncan Tonatiuh Pura Belpré Award (Illustrator), 2012. Tomas Rivera Mexican Children's Book Award winner, 2012. . An introduction to the life, career, and influence of the Mexican painter Diego Rivera.
Cinco De Mayo-Inspired: Diego Rivera & Mural Painting #KidLit #DiegoRivera #NonFictionForKids
Diego Rivera: His World and Ours / Duncan Tonatiuh. This book introduces one of the most popular artists of the twentieth century, Diego Rivera, to young readers. It tells the story of Diego as a young, mischievous boy who demonstrated a clear passion for art and then went on to become one of the most famous painters in the world. Tonatiuh also prompts readers to think about what Diego would paint today. (Picture Book)
Pancho Rabbit and the coyote : a migrant's tale / Duncan Tonatiuh. Picture book.
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Wonderful book to talk about the differences between drawing conclusions and making inferences. Many of my ESOL students were able to personally relate to this book. Fantastic book to talk about migration to the US and what people go through to get to this country.
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale by Duncan Tonatiuh. In this allegorical picture book, a young rabbit named Pancho eagerly awaits his papa’s return. Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award
Maximilian & the mystery of the Guardian Angel : a bilingual lucha libre thriller / written and illustrated by Xavier Garza. For middle grade readers.
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The lightning dreamer : Cuba's greatest abolitionist / Margarita Engle. For tween readers.
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The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist by Margarita Engle / 9780547807430 / Historical fiction
YA novels in verse with Latino or Latin America themes. 3 picks reviewed by Vamos a Leer.
Shelley Diaz, Assistant Book Review Editor, SLJ "Newbery Honor-winner Margarita Engle reimagines the coming of age and artistic awakening of Latin American poet, abolitionist, and women’s rights pioneer Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda (Tula) in her novel in verse."
The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist by Margarita Engle - In free verse, this fictionalization evokes the voice of Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda, a book-loving writer, feminist, and abolitionist who fought injustice in nineteenth-century Cuba.
Jimmy the greatest! / Jairo Buitrago ; pictures by Rafael Yockteng ; translated by Elisa Amado. Picture book.
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Jimmy the Greatest! by Jairo Buitrago Groundwood Books, 2012 ages 4-8
Jimmy the Greatest! by Jairo Buitrago, illus. Rafael Yockteng - Picture Book Gr. 1-3 Starred Reviews from Booklist, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Horn Book, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal - Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books
SAVING BABY DOE / Danette Vigilante. For tween / teen readers.
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Saving Baby Doe (2014)
Saving Baby Doe by Danette Vigilante Lionel and Anisa are the best of friends, have seen each other through some pretty tough times... They stick together no matter what. So when Lionel suggests a detour through a local construction site on their way home, Anisa doesn't say no. And that's where Lionel and Anisa make a startling discovery--a baby abandoned in a port-o-potty. Anisa and Lionel spring into action... --Pinned by WhatnotGems.Etsy.com
Encore -- Saving Baby Doe / Danette Vigilante.
Yaqui Delgado wants to kick your ass / Meg Medina. For teen readers.
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Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina. Winner of Pura Belpre (Author) Award honoring a Latino writer whose children's books best portray, affirm, and celebrate the Latino cultural experience.
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass - Meg Medina. Who *doesn't* want to read a book with a title like this? Still, the book is more serious (and occasionally teary) than the title might lead you to think. Piddy starts at a new high school in Queens and becomes the target of some really intense bullying.
yaquidelgado Classics are Cool, But... | Summer Reading for Grades 9 12
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass | Meg Medina. The 2014 Pura Belpré (Author) Award winner; YALSA's 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults.
Freddie Ramos zooms to the rescue. For middle grade readers.
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Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Zooms to the Rescue (Book 3): Jacqueline Jules,Miguel Benitez: 9780807594841: Amazon.com: Books
Freddie Ramos Zooms to the Rescue (Zapato Power): Jacqueline Jules, Miguel Benitez
Zapato power : Freddie Ramos makes a splash / Jacqueline Jules ; art by Miguel Benítez. For middle grade readers.
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Freddie Ramos Makes a Splash! (actually, it's the 4th in a series... but it does involve a swimming pool, so it seems summer friendly!) Early chapter book (K-2).
Zapato power : Freddie Ramos makes a splash / Jacqueline Jules ; art by Miguel Benítez.
Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Makes a Splash (Book 4) by Jacqueline Jules
Chews your destiny / Rhode Montijo. For middle grade readers.
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When Mom issues a no-gum rule, Gabby Gomez sneaks a piece of special bubble gum that turns her into a superhero.
The Gumazing Gum Girl! Chews Your Destiny by Rhode Montijo
Encore -- Chews your destiny / Rhode Montijo.
Luz sees the light. For middle grade readers.
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Luz is a spunky chica who learns the hard way that she needs to make better choices for the Earth. There are blackouts in her city that cause her to realize how dependent she is on electricity. She really wants a pair of expensive imported sneakers, but she has to abandon that dream along with frequent car rides to the mall. As she becomes more enlightened (as she "sees the light") she becomes a neighborhood activist, working with her friends to turn the vacant lot in their neighborhood into ...
One minute, Luz and her friends are snacking on chocolate bars and getting rides to the mall. The next, Luzs mom cant afford to gas or groceries, and the city is dimmed by blackouts. Luz sets her heart on transforming her fossil-fueled world. But how much can one twelver-year-old do? Told in graphic novel format.
Luz sees the light [graphic novel] / by Claudia Davila - reserve a copy at Prospect Library
Luz shines light on comics and environmental issues. A must-read from Toronto-based author Claudia Davila. A book that's not to be missed!
Encore -- Luz makes a splash / by Claudia Dávila.
Luz makes a splash / by Claudia Dávila. For middle grade readers.
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Luz Makes a Splash by Claudia Davila. 2014 Graphic Novel Black Eyed Susan Nominee for Grades 4-6.
With a heat wave and a drought threatening the city's water supply, Luz and her friends dive into the fight to save the swimming pond and Friendship Park. This graphic novel includes a guide on how to make a water-wise garden. Perfect for 3rd grade and up.
The runaway piggy. Picture book.