Hispanic Heritage Month Kidlit to Add to Your TBR List

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month and boy, do we have the scoop on excellent booklists for parents, teachers and young readers!

According to Wikipedia, Hispanic Heritage Week was first proclaimed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968 via Presidential proclamation. The years that have followed have designated these 30 days for recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

We know that a mere month is not enough to recognize and honor the influence and achievements of Hispanic Americans, but filling our bookshelves and to-be-read piles with these wonderful books is a good start.

Mia Wenjen’s site, PragmanticMom, is known far and wide and one of the best sites to find booklists on virtually any topic, culture, language, and national observance in the realm of children’s books. True to form, her #OwnVoices Children’s Books for Latinx Heritage Month does not disappoint. Mia has pulled together an excellent list that includes many stories based around the traditions of food, dance, and song as a way of building community and celebrating unity.

Jenny Brunk from Spanish Playground has a treasure trove of excellent resources, educational tools, and booklists like this awesome Spanish booklist for Kids, Parents, and Teachers.


Spanish booklist for kids

“This is a list of Spanish book lists for kids. A list of lists? That’s right! Evaluating books online is tricky, and books are expensive. So, I turn to teachers and parents I trust to give me a starting place when I need new titles. Scroll down for some of the best Spanish book lists for kids!”

Frances Evans from Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes also has a ton of booklist, multicultural and bilingual resources for parents, and great book recommendations that celebrate her Puerto Rican/Ecuadorian heritage.

We especially like her Top Five Puerto Rico Children’s Books that celebrate this month.  These five books are also her child’s favorites!

Keep calm and read on!

Rebecca “Becky” Flansburg is an author, freelance writer, and project manager for the non-profit online children’s literacy initiative, Multicultural Children’s Book Day/ #ReadYourWorld. Join the celebration! Our 8th annual celebration will take place on January 29, 2021. For more information, visit Multicultural Children’s Book Day on the web.




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