28 Picture Books That Celebrate Hispanic Heritage
Browse a collection of picture books that celebrate Hispanic culture, family life, people, traditions, festivals and the places they live.
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage with Books
I have rounded up an inspiring collection of picture books with Hispanic characters, by Hispanic authors and illustrators. Browse biographies, folktales and stories of Hispanic and Latino cultures and traditions from Spain, the Caribbean, Central and South America.
Books That Celebrate Hispanic Heritage
Across the Bay by Carlos Aponte
Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay by Susan Hood
Carmela Full of Wishes by Matt de la Peña
Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln by Margarita Engle
A Day's Work by Eve Bunting
Dreamers by Yuyi Morales
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle
Elena's Serenade by Campbell Geeslin
Islandborn by Junot Díaz
Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré by Anika Aldamuy Denise
Rainbow Weaver by Linda Elovitz Marshall
Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library by Carole Boston Weatherford
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty
Tomas and the Library Lady by Pat Mora
Hispanic Book Awards and Resources
- Americas Award: Founded in 1993, the Américas Award promotes authors, illustrators and publishers who produce quality children books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinx in the United States.
- Pura Belpré Award: Established in 1996, the Pura Belpré Award goes to Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work celebrates the Latino cultural experience.
- Tomás Rivera Book Award: Established in 1995, Texas State University College of Education developed the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award to honor authors and illustrators who promote the Mexican American experience.
You can purchase books that celebrate Hispanic culture for Lantix owned bookstores. You can find a list at Latinos in Publishing.
The Latinx Kidlit Book Festival has a Hispanic book database and educators guides.
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