12 Kids’ Books To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

Today, September 15, marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage month.  When I asked our curators to identify their favorite children’s books that celebrate hispanic heritage, they had so many recommendations!  In fact, we had so many, that we had to shorten the list quite a bit so that it can be useful for readers like you.  

We hope that you take the time to explore some of the incredible richness of Hispanic heritage this month and beyond.  There are more recommendations in our Library over at Zoobean.  For now, enjoy these selections (in no particular order) from our curators!  As always, please share your thoughts and recommendations with us @zoobeanforkids


Diego Rivera: An Artist for the People by Susan Goldman Rubin (Ages 8-13)


Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez by Kathleen Krull and Yuyi Morales (Ages 6-9)


Lucha Libre: The Man in the Silver Mask by Xavier Garza (Ages 6-10)


Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan  (Ages 8-13)


Grandma’s Records by Eric Velasquez (Ages 5-8)


Martin de Porres: The Rose in the Desert by Gary Schmidt and David Diaz (Ages 6-9)

The Dreamer by Pam Munoz and Peter Sis (Ages 9-12)


My Name is Gabriela: The Life of Gabriela Mistral by Monica Brown and Jon Parra (Ages 4-8)


Guacamole by Jorge Argueta and Margarita Sada (Ages 4-7)


What Can You Do With A Rebozo? by Carmen Tafolla and Amy Cordova (Ages 3-7)


Me, Frida by Amy Novesky and David Diaz (Ages 4-8)


The Quiet Place by Sarah Stewart and David Small (Ages 5-10)