Book fiesta!: celebrate Children's Day/Book Day/celebremos El día de los niños/El día de los libros

Mora, Pat.
Call Number: S xz

Children read aloud in various settings to celebrate of El día de los niños, or Children's Day, in this bilingual story. Includes facts about Mexico's annual celebration of children and the book fiestas that are often included.

The circuit : stories from the life of a migrant child

Jimenez, Francisco, 1943-
Call Number: x

Independent but intertwined stories follow a migrant family through their circuit over a number of years, from picking cotton and strawberries to topping carrots--and back again.

Dear Primo : a letter to my cousin

Tonatiuh, Duncan.
Call Number: xz

A boy and his cousin decide to write letters to each other telling how things are in their lives. One boy lives in New York City and the other lives in rural Mexico. Even though the places they live are very different, the boys learn that their lives are very similar.

Don't say a word, mamá/No digas nada, mamá

Hayes, Joe.
Call Number: S xz

Mama says she has the best daughters in the world. The two women live near their mother, Rosa with her husband and children, Blanca by herself. They both have flourishing gardens. Rosa and Blanca are so generous and kind and thoughtful well, everyone, including Mama, ends up with too much corn, tomatoes, and red hot chiles! It's crazy!

Esperanza renace

Ryan, Pam Muñoz.
Call Number: S x

Estrellita de Oro = Little Gold Star : a Cinderella cuento

Hayes, Joe.
Call Number: S x 398 H417-2

In this variation of the Cinderella story, coming from the Hispanic tradition in New Mexico, Arciá and her wicked stepsisters have different encounters with a magical hawk and are left physically changed in ways that will affect their meeting with the prince. 

Fiesta babies

Tafolla, Carmen, 1951-
Call Number: xz

These Fiesta Babies dance, march on parade, and sing along to mariachi songs in their spirited celebration of fiestas.  From piñatas to flower coronas, little ones are introduced to the many colorful aspects of an important and lively Latino cultural tradition.

How Tia Lola came to visit stay

Alvarez, Julia.
Call Number: x

Although ten-year-old Miguel is at first embarrassed by his colorful aunt, Tia Lola, when she comes to Vermont from the Dominican Republic to stay with his mother, his sister, and him after his parents' divorce, he learns to love her.

Just a minute : a trickster tale and counting book

Morales, Yuyi.
Call Number: x 398 M8285

In this version of a traditional tale, Senor Calavera arrives at Grandma Beetle's door, ready to take her to the next life, but after helping her count, in English and Spanish, as she makes her birthday preparations, he changes his mind.

Lado a lado: la historia de Dolores Huerta y César Chávez

Brown, Monica, 1969-
Call Number: S x 92 H887Br

Every day, thousands of farmworkers harvested the food that ended up on kitchen tables all over the country. But at the end of the day, when the workers sat down to eat, there were only beans on their own tables. Then Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez teamed up. Together they motivated the workers to fight for their rights and, in the process, changed history.

Mama and me

Dorros, Arthur.
Call Number: xz

For a bilingual girl and her mamá, a loving bond is about being together . . . and independent. Arthur Dorros's skillful and subtle blend of English and Spanish narrative, illustrated with bold, striking paintings by award-winning artist Rudy Gutierrez, offers readers a poignant reminder that every day with Mamá is dulce-sweet!

Marisol McDonald doesn't match/Marisol McDonald no combina

Brown, Monica, 1969-
Call Number: S xz

Marisol McDonald, a biracial, nonconformist, soccer-playing pirate-princess with brown skin and red hair, celebrates her uniqueness.

Maximilian, the mystery of the Guardian Angel: a bilingual lucha libre thriller

Garza, Xavier.
Call Number: S x

Eleven-year-old Maximilian, a big fan of the form of wrestling known as lucha libre, begins to suspect that he has a close connection with his favorite luchador, El Angel de La Guardia, the Guardian Angel. Note: Series Max’s Lucha Libre Adventures 

Me, Frida

Novesky, Amy.
Call Number: x 92 K12No

Artist Frida Kahlo finds her own voice and style when her famous husband, Diego Rivera, is commissioned to paint a mural in San Francisco, California, in the 1930s and she finds herself exploring the city on her own.

Mi familia calaca / My Skeleton Family

Weill, Cynthia.
Call Number: S xz

Welcome to the family! It's just like yours: father, mother, sister, brother, abuelita, gato, even a great-great grandmother. Well, but there's something just a little bit different about this particular family. Maybe it's those clothes they wear . . . just a little bit fashion backward. And the colors! So vibrant and . . . lively. Maybe that's what it is. They are just so full of life while looking almost other worldly.

Mice and beans

Ryan, Pam Munoz.
Call Number: xz

In this rhythmic cumulative tale Rosa Maria spends the week getting ready for her granddaughter's birthday party and trying to avoid attracting mice--unaware that the mice in her walls are preparing for a party of their own. 

Murals : walls that sing

Ancona, George.
Call Number: x 756 A542

Presents a photo essay about murals, a form of art the photographer, George Ancona, regards as authentically for the people or "para el pueblo." 

Niño wrestles the world

Morales, Yuyi.
Call Number: xz

(Gr. K-3)  Niño! Yuyi Morales’ pint-size, briefs clad, masked luchadore is guaranteed to win you over as he defeats foes like la momia Guanajuato, the Guanajuato mummy, with such surefire moves as the Tickle Tackle! Particularly endearing is his conciliatory approach to his final contenders: las hermanitas, his boisterous baby sisters. The book includes brief explanatory notes on lucha libre. 

Paper crafts for Day of the Dead

McGee, Randel.
Call Number: x 747 M145-3

Explains the significance of the Day of the Dead celebration and how to make crafts out of paper. Includes: Paper marigolds, Skeleton candy basket, Happy skeleton figures, Skeleton pets, Paper clothes for the skeletons, Skull mask, Papel cortado window dressings, Aztec animal decorations.

Playing loteria = El juego de la loteria

Colato Lainez, Rene.
Call Number: S xz

Using words from the Mexican game, La Loteria, a boy visiting his grandmother in San Luis de La Paz, Mexico, has a good time as she teaches him Spanish words and phrases and he teaches her English.

Portraits of Hispanic American heroes

Herrera, Juan Felipe.
Call Number: x 920 H565

This visually stunning book showcases twenty Hispanic and Latino American men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the arts, politics, science, humanitarianism, and athletics.  Gorgeous portraits complement sparkling biographies of Cesar Chavez, Sonia Sotomayor, Ellen Ochoa, Roberto Clemente, and many more. Complete with timelines and famous quotes, this tome is a magnificent homage to those who have shaped our nation.

Roberto Clemente : pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates

Winter, Jonah, 1962-
Call Number: x 796 C626Wi

Spare, evocative language and illustrations tell the story of a great athlete and even greater man who rose through the ranks of baseball to become one of the most admired players of all time.

Separate Is Never Equal

Tonatiuh, Duncan.
Call Number: x 370 T663

Almost 10 years before Brown vs. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez and her parents helped end school segregation in California. An American citizen of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage who spoke and wrote perfect English, Mendez was denied enrollment to a “Whites only” school. Her parents took action by organizing the Hispanic community and filing a lawsuit in federal district court. Their success eventually brought an end to the era of segregated education in California.

Sonia Sotomayor : Supreme Court Justice

Bernier-Grand, Carmen T.
Call Number: x 92 S7185Be

On August 8, 2009, Sonia Sotomayor became the U.S. Supreme Court's first Hispanic justice and the third woman to serve the Court. This book describes Sotomayor's remarkable journey from her childhood in the projects near Yankee Stadium to her stellar academic achievements at Ivy League universities to her rapid rise in the legal profession.

The storyteller's candle/La velita de los cuentos

González, Lucía M.
Call Number: S xz

During the early days of the Great Depression, New York City's first Puerto Rican librarian, Pura Belpré, introduces the public library to immigrants living in El Barrio and hosts the neighborhood's first Three Kings' Day fiesta.

Yes! we are Latinos

Ada, Alma Flor.
Call Number: x

A collection of twelve narrative poems/stories about the young Latino and Latina's experiences in the United States. Supplemented with nonfiction sections outlining the history, culture, triumphs and challenges of the Latino people.