Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month!

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to honor the many contributions Latino Americans have made in a wide range of arenas. In the realm of children's literature there are abundant riches as proven by the Pura Belpré Award, the Americas Award and the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award.

A few books by Hispanic American authors and illustrators that I particularly love are Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Muñoz Ryan (a moving chapter book about family ties for grades 4 and up), Sugar Cane: A Caribbean Rapunzel by Patricia Storace and illustrated by Raúl Colón (among my very favorite illustrators), and A Gift of Gracias by Julia Alvarez (a beautiful legend from the Dominican Republic).

İLeer es divertido! Reading is fun!

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