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Great Picture Books with a Latin Bent

Great Picture Books with a Latin Bent

Great books for Hispanic Heritage month!  September 15 to October 15!

Drum Dream Girl
 This was inspired by Milo Castro Zaldarriaga, a Chinese-African Cuban girl who wanted to be a drummer when girls were not allowed to be.  

Diego Rivera  His World and Ours
We all know Diego Rivera's work but this book gives a little more background especially for children.  The illustrations are by Duncan Tonatiuh who is amazing!

Viva Frida 

Frida Kahlo is one of my absolute faves!  I want my students to appreciate her work and influence as much as I do!

Separate in Never Equal
Do you know the story of Sylvia Mendez?  She and her family fought for equality back when Latino kids were segregated in California.

This is about Amalia Hernandez, the founder of ballet Folklorico.  Her Ballet is still performing in Mexico City today.

Nino  Wrestles the World
I love me some Yuyi Morales!  She writes and illustrates this fun book which will teach your little ones about cultural elements of Mexico.

and another celebrating diversity in general...
The Day You Begin
Everybody is different but how do you handle it?  Are you brave?  This is a great book about diversity and appreciating similarities and differences.  Jacqueline Woodsen always creates magic with her storytelling.

Enjoy these magical tales!!


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