Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War.

Enjoy these books about the holiday and more books that celebrate Mexican culture.

Books About Cinco de Mayo/May 5th:
Celebra el Cinco de Mayo con un jarabe tapatío, by Alma Flor Ada, F. Isabel Campoy (Spanish) (OverDrive)
Marco’s Cinco de Mayo, by Lisa Bullard (Hoopla)
Cinco de Mouse-O!, by Judy Cox (Audio-Book) (Hoopla)
Cinco de Mayo, by Rachel Grack (Hoopla)
Cinco de Mayo, by M.C. Hall (Hoopla & OverDrive)
Cinco de Mayo, by Ann Heinrichs (Hoopla)
Cinco de Mayo, by Linda Lowery (Read-Along) (OverDrive and Hoopla [in Spanish])
Cinco de Mayo, by L.L. Owen & Julie Murray (Read-Along) (OverDrive)
The Story Behind Cinco de Mayo, by Jack Reader (Hoopla)
Cinco de Mayo (English), and ¡Es Cinco de Mayo! (Spanish), by Richard Sebra (Hoopla)
Max Celebrates Cinco de Mayo, by Adria F. Worshan (OverDrive)

Books About Mexican Culture:
Return to Sender, by Julia Alvarez (OverDrive)
Two White Rabbits, by Jairo Buitrago (Hoopla)
Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring, by Angela Cervantes (OverDrive)
Pillars of Gold and Silver, by Beatriz De La Garza (Hoopla)
The Lady of Guadalupe, by Tomie DePaola (Hoopla)
Who Was Frida Kahlo?, by Sarah Fabiny (OverDrive)
Lucha Libre: the Man in the Silver Mask, by Xavier Garza (OverDrive and Hoopla)
Until I Find Julian, by Patricia Reilly Giff (OverDrive)
Carlos Santana: Sound of the Heart, Song of the World, by Gary Golio Rudy Gutierrez (OverDrive)
Truth and Salsa, by Linda Lowery (Hoopla)
Holy-Molé! A Folktale From Mexico, by Caroline McAlister (Hoopla)
What the Moon Saw, by Laura Resau (OverDrive)
The Princess and the Warrior, by Duncan Tonatiuh (Hoopla)


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