Celebrating Hispanic Heritage
Let's Celebrate Authors & Illustrators!
Share the Inspiration With Your School Community!
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Illustrator, Artist, Muralist Rafael López books in Sora eBooks and Celebrate Hispanic Culture (see Remote Learning Discussion Questions with Students)
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Teen/YA Authors in Sora eBooks
How about celebrating all year long!
12 Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Read a biography about a notable Hispanic person or a book inspired by the life of a notable Hispanic person: Carlos Santana, Celia Cruz, Frida Kahlo, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, Ellen Ochoa, Sonia Sotomayor, Roberto Clemente, Salena, Juan Garcia Esquivel, Teresa Carreño, Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, Emma Tenayuca
Read a book that received the Pura Belpre Award - here is a list.
Make Arroz Con Leche for dessert.
In 2015 author/poet Juan Felipe Herrera was appointed the 21st U.S. Poet Laureate, the first Mexican American to hold that position. He created the i-Promise Joanna / Yo te Prometo Joanna Project which focuses on anti-bullying and advocacy of the arts for children. Read about the i-Promise Joanna Project and create a “No Bullying Allowed” poster for your classroom.
Take time for an art project. Take inspiration from illustrator Rafael López and create a design that you would love to see as a mural in your school or community. Be inspired by the illustrations in the book Dreamers by Yuyi Morales. Download the Dreamers Event Kit for fun ideas for elementary students. Draw Señor Calavera! Find directions here.
Go to the “Latinx Authors” eBook collection in Sora eBooks and check out an eBook.
Read Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal. Discuss family names with family and friends. What is the story of your name? Even if you were not named for family members or ancestors, what story would you like to tell about your name and yourself?