Hispanic Heritage Month Book List

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with these children's literature selections.

Hispanic Heritage month began on September 15th and continues through October 15th.  September 15th is the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico achieved independence on September 16th and Chile on September 18th. 

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage month I am sharing a collection of some wonderful children's literature to share with your children or your students in your class with the goal of increasing student’s interest of the Hispanic culture. 

Grades K-2:

Pablo’s Tree  by Pat Mora

In My Family by Lomas Garza, Carmen

The Spirit of Tio Fernando by Janice Levy 

Gracias, Thanks  by Pat Mora

Gathering the Sun: An Alphabet in Spanish and English by Alma Flor Ada

Grades 3-5: 

Magic Windows by Carmen Lomas Garza

My Diary from Here to There by Amada Irma Perez

The Bossy Gallito by Lucia Gonzalez

Ellen Ochoa: The First Hispanic Woman Astronaut by Romero Maritza

Grades 6-8: 

Call Me Maria: A Novel  by Judith Ortiz Cofer

Cuba 15 by Nancy Osa

Under the Same Sky by Cynthia DeFelico 

The Smell of Old Lady Perfume by Claudia Guadalupe Martinez

Grades 9-12:

Jesse by Gary Soto

Famous Hispanic Americans by Wendy Dunn, Janet Nomura Morey, and Carlos E. Cortes

When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago

I, Juan De Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino

Crazy Loco by David Talbot Rice  

Yolanda Coleman is an Educator & Founder of Team Tutor. She lives in Montgomery County with her husband and children. To learn more tips on education follow her blog


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