Friday, October 13, 2017

Hispanic Heritage Month

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month we have many books on display in the front lobby of the school and a larger number on a cart in the library. 
Here are some highlights:

Bravo: Poems about Amazing Hispanics by Margarita Engle

"Bold, graphic portraits and beautiful poems present famous and lesser-known Latinos from varied backgrounds who have faced life's challenges in creative ways."--Provided by publisher

Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match by Monica Brown

Marisol McDonald, a biracial, nonconformist, soccer-playing pirate-princess with brown skin and red hair, celebrates her uniqueness.

Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan Tonatiuh

A brief biography of nineteenth-century Mexican printer and artist José Guadalupe "Lupe" Posada, who was best known as the creator of the calaveras, pictures of skeletons doing various activities, that are an integral part of the Day of the Dead celebrations in present day Mexico.

Once Upon a Time: Traditional Latin American Tales by Rueben Martinez

A collection of seven traditional tales from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain retold in English and Spanish. Includes notes about each story.

Los Gatos Black on Halloween by Marisa Montes

Easy to read, rhyming text about Halloween night incorporates Spanish words, from las brujas riding their broomsticks to los monstruos whose monstrous ball is interrupted by a true horror.

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