Hispanic Heritage Guide

This guide is for learning more about Hispanic heritage and history through fiction and nonfiction reading material. If you click on the title, you will be brought to our catalog. We have placed the call number next to each title and author for convenience. 
Fiction
"Abuela" by Arthur Dorros EASY DORROS/SPANISH EASY DORROS
A young girl and her grandmother celebrate their home and relationship in this magical story. 
 
"Baseball in April and Other Stories" by Gary Soto J SOT
A collection of eleven short stories focusing on the everyday adventures of Hispanic young people growing up in Fresno, California.
"Dona Flor" by Pat Mora EASY MOR
Doña Flor, a giant lady with a big heart, sets off to protect her neighbors from what they think is a dangerous animal, but soon discovers the tiny secret behind the huge noise.
"Dreamers" by Yuyi Morales EASY MORALES/Hoopla eAudiobook
Dreamers is a celebration of making your home with the things you always carry: your resilience, your dreams, your hopes and history.
"The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros FIC CISNEROS
The story of a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago. Capturing her thoughts and emotions in poems and stories, she is able to rise above hopelessness and create a quiet space for herself in the midst of her oppressive surroundings. 
"My Abuelita" by Tony Johnston EASY JOHNSTON
With great gusto, a child's grandmother performs deep knee bends, consumes a breakfast of "huevos estrellados," and practices vocal exercises before going to work as a storyteller.
Nonfiction
"Arrorró mi niño : Latino lullabies and gentle games"  J SPANISH 398.8 ARR
A selection of nursery rhymes and games from different countries are presented in this book in both Spanish and English. 
 
"Arroz con leche : popular songs and rhymes from Latin America" by Lulu Delacre SPANISH J 782.7 DEL
The classic adventure story of a dog's savage struggle for survival in the Alaskan wilderness.
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.0
"Calling the Doves" by Juan Felipe Herrera SPANISH J 811.54 HER
Poet Juan Felipe Herrera's bilingual memoir paints a vivid picture of his migrant farmworker childhood.
"A Library for Juana" by Pat Mora J 921 JUA
A biography of the seventeenth-century Mexican poet, learned in many subjects, who became a nun later in life.

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