Friday, September 16, 2022

Kids' Book Spotlight - Juvenile Collection - Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15th through October 15th. Celebrate the culture, heritage, and contributions of Hispanic Americans with these fantastic titles from our Juvenile collection.

Beginning Chapter Books (Grades 1-3)

by Jennifer Torres

Eight-year-old Catalina Castañeda uses Tía Abuela's sewing kit to turn ordinary clothing into a magical disguise, enabling her to uncover a thief at the local library.

by Jacqueline Jules

Whenever Freddie wears the yellow gloves he found in Mr. Vaslov's toolshed, he gains superpower strength, but curiously, they do not have the same effect when others slip them on, causing Freddie to rethink the source of his might.

by Sarai Gonzalez

Fourth grader Saraí Gonzalez can do anything. She can bake, dance, and run her own cupcake business. But when Saraí's grandparents are forced to move, even Saraí's not sure what to do. So she hatches a super-awesome plan with her younger sisters and cousin to buy back the house. Will Saraí find a way to save the day?

Chapter Books (Grades 3-5)

by Zoraida Cordova

Eleven-and-a-half-year-old Valentina Salazar grew up as a monster protector until her father's loss, but when a video of a mythical egg appears, Valentina convinces her older brother and sister to help her find and save it--all while avoiding the monster hunters who want to destroy it.

Falling Short
by Ernesto Cisneros

Best friends Isaac and Marco face various challenges in sixth grade, such as Isaac getting better grades, Marco winning a spot on the basketball team, and both seeing their efforts make a change in their respective family lives. They hope their friendship and support for one another will be enough to help them from falling short.

by Rebecca Balcarcel

Eleven-year-old injured soccer player Luz has a hard enough time reframing her identity as a computer programmer, but when her Guatemalan half-sister moves in, she learns what it truly means to start over.

You can find more amazing titles on our Hispanic Culture and Pura Belpré Award Winners booklists.

Stephani Lindsey
Youth Specialist
Sharon Forks Library


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