Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

October 7, 2011 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Did you know that September 15 – October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month? Learn more at hispanicheritagemonth.gov and stop by the library to check out one of these great books featuring Hispanic characters!

Fifteen Candles by Veronica Chambers
For Alicia Cruz and her three best  friends quinceñeras, the fantastic parties thrown for Latina girls turning fifteen, are a staple of the Miami social scene. But this summer after meeting the new girl in town, Alicia ends up volunteering to help organize Sarita’s quince. Soon Alicia is drowning in preparations and turning into a quince-zilla. Will she learn to trust her friends and rock the party?
Crossing the Wire by Will Hobbs
Fifteen-year-old Victor Flores journeys north in a desperate attempt to cross the Arizona border and find work in the United States to support his family in central Mexico.
Cubanita by Gaby Triana
Seventeen-year-old Isabel, eager to leave Miami to attend the University of Michigan and escape her overprotective Cuban mother, learns some truths about her family’s past and makes important decisions about the type of person she wants to be.
No More Us for You by David Hernandez
Isabel and Carlos, both seventeen, find themselves growing closer after an unexpected accident forces them to confront both the harshness and the beauty of life.
What Can’t Wait by Ashley Hope Perez
Marooned in a broken-down Houston neighborhood–and in a Mexican immigrant family where making ends meet matters much more than making it to college–smart, talented Marissa seeks comfort elsewhere when her home life becomes unbearable.
Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.

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