3 Books to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic American Heritage Month runs Sept 15 - Oct 15 and celebrates the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. Plus it’s a great opportunity to expose your children to different cultures and traditions. Check out these three books…


My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero. When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she's always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her. My Papi Has a Motorcycle is a young girl's love letter to her hardworking dad and to memories of home that we hold close in the midst of change.

Where Are You From? by Yamile Saied Méndez. This picture book tells the story of one girl who constantly gets asked a simple question that doesn’t have a simple answer. When a girl is asked where she’s from—where she’s really from—none of her answers seems to be the right one. Unsure about how to reply, she turns to her grandfather for help. He doesn’t give her the response she expects. She gets an even better one….

Pepe and the Parade: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage by Tracey Kyle. Join Pepe as he celebrates his Mexican-American heritage by participating in a Hispanic Day parade. Children will delight in seeing many Hispanic cultures proudly honored in this joyous picture book. Spanish are included throughout t

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