Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each year from September 15th to October 15th. The month-long celebration recognizes the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. The day of September 15th is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries – Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16th and September18th.

A wonderful resource for noteworthy book suggestions to celebrate Latino heritage and culture is the Pura Belpré Award site. As the Award website states, “The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.”

Gathered together below is a list of excellent picture books, chapter books and nonfiction titles to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month available on OverDrive and Hoopla as eBooks, audiobooks, movies, and read-alongs. Enjoy!

PICTURE BOOKS:

Across the Bay by Carlos Aponte
OverDrive: eBook

Marta! Big & Small by Jen Arena & Angela Dominguez
OverDrive: eBook

Islandborn by Junot Díaz, Leo Espinosa
OverDrive: eBook

Lola by Junot Díaz, Leo Espinosa
OverDrive: eBook

La Madre Goose: Nursery Rhymes for los Niños by Susan Middleton Elya & Juana Martinez-Neal
OverDrive: eBook

La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya & Juana Martinez-Neal
OverDrive: eBook

Little Roja Riding Hood by Susan Middleton Elya & Susan Guevara
OverDrive: eBook

The Three Billy Goats Buenos by Susan Middleton Elya & Miguel Ordóňez
OverDrive: eBook

Yo Soy Muslim: A Father's Letter to His Daughter by Mark Gonzales & Mehrdokht Amini
OverDrive: eBook

Señorita Mariposa by Ben Gundersheimer & Marcos Almada Rivero
OverDrive: eBook

Pacho Nacho by Silvia Lopez & Pablo Pino
OverDrive: eBook

Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
OverDrive: eBook

Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal
OverDrive: eBook
Hoopla: Audiobook, Movie & Read-Along

Alma y cómo obtuvo su nombre by Juana Martinez-Neal
OverDrive: eBook

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales
OverDrive: eBook & Read-Along
Hoopla: Audiobook, Movie & Read-Along

Soñadores by Yuyi Morales
OverDrive: eBook

Just A Minute: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book by Yuyi Morales
OverDrive: eBook

Little Night/Nochecita by Yuyi Morales
OverDrive: eBook

Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales
OverDrive: Video
Hoopla: Audiobook, Movie & Read-Along

Rudas – Niños Horrendous Hermanitas by Yuyi Morales
OverDrive: eBook

My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero, Zeke Peña
OverDrive: eBook & Audiobook
Hoopla: Audiobook, Movie & Read-Along

Mi papi tiene una moto by Isabel Quintero, Zeke Peña
OverDrive: eBook
Hoopla: Audiobook, Movie & Read-Along

¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat by Raúl the Third
OverDrive: eBook
Hoopla: eBook

¡Vamos! Let’s Go the Market by Raúl the Third
OverDrive: eBook
Hoopla: Audiobook, Movie & Read-Along

Brick by Brick by Heidi Woodward Sheffield
OverDrive: eBook

Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonia Sotomayor, Rafael López
OverDrive: eBook

¡Solo Pregunta! by Sonia Sotomayor, Rafael López
OverDrive: eBook

What Can You Do with a Paleta? by Carmen Tafolla & Magaly Morales
OverDrive: eBook

The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes by Duncan Tonatiuh
OverDrive: eBook
Hoopla: eBook, Audiobook, Movie & Read-Along

FICTION CHAPTER BOOKS:

Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez
OverDrive: eBook

Tía Lola Series by Julia Alvarez
OverDrive: eBooks & Audiobook in English & Spanish

Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi
OverDrive: eBook & Audiobook

They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems by David Bowles
OverDrive: eBook
Hoopla: eBook

Lola Levine Series by Monica Brown
OverDrive: eBooks

Ana Maria Reyes Does Not Live in a Castle by Hilda Eunice Burgos
OverDrive: eBook

Charlie Hernández Series by Ryan Calejo
OverDrive: eBooks & Audiobooks

Each Tiny Spark by Pablo Cartaya
OverDrive: eBook

The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora/El épico fracaso de Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya
OverDrive: eBook, Audiobook & Spanish eBook

Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya
OverDrive: eBook & Audiobook

The Storm Runner, El hijo del trueno & The Fire Keeper by J. C. Cervantes
OverDrive: eBooks, Audiobooks & Spanish eBook
Hoopla: eBooks

Efrén Divided by Ernesto Cisneros
OverDrive: eBook & Audiobook
Hoopla: eBook

Santiago’s Road Home by Alexandra Diaz
OverDrive: eBook & Audiobook

Stella Díaz Series by Angela Dominguez
OverDrive: eBooks

Sarai Gonzalez Series by Sarai Gonzalez, Monica Brown & Christine Almeda
OverDrive: eBooks

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe & Sal and Gabi Fix the Universe by Carlos Hernandez
OverDrive: eBooks & Audiobooks
Hoopla: eBooks

Tight by Torrey Maldonado
OverDrive: eBook & Audiobook

Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
OverDrive: eBook

Love Sugar Magic Series by Anna Meriano
OverDrive: eBooks & Audiobooks
Hoopla: eBooks & Audiobooks

The First Rule of Punk/La primera regla del Punk by Celia C. Perez
OverDrive: eBook, Audiobook & Spanish eBook

My Year in the Middle by Lila Quintero Weaver
OverDrive: eBook

Becoming Naomi León/Yo, Naomi León by Pam Munoz Ryan
OverDrive: eBook, Audiobook & Spanish eBook

Esperanza Rising/Esperanza Renace by Pam Muñoz Ryan
OverDrive: eBook, Audiobook & Spanish eBook
Hoopla: Spanish audiobook

Stef Soto, Taco Queen/Stef Soto, la reina del taco by Jennifer Torres
OverDrive: eBook, Audiobook & Spanish eBook
Hoopla: Audiobook, Spanish eBook

NONFICTION:

Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist/Camino a las estrellas: mi recorrido de Girl Scout a ingeniería astronáutica by Sylvia Acevedo & Isabel Mendoza
OverDrive: eBook & Spanish eBook
Hoopla: Audiobook

Who Was Selena? by Kate & Max Bisants
OverDrive: eBook

Planting Stories:The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre/Sembrando historias: bibliotecaria y narradora de cuentos Pura Belpre by Anika Aldamuy Denise & Paola Escobar
OverDrive: eBook & Spanish eBook
Hoopla: Audiobook, Spanish Audiobook, Movie & Read-Along

Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln by Margarita Engle, Rafael López
OverDrive: eBook & Read-Along
Hoopla: Audiobook, Movie & Read-Along

The Flying Girl: How Aida de Acosta Learned to Soar by Margarita Engle & Sara Palacios
OverDrive: eBook

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Get to Know the Rising Politician by Leticia Gonzales
OverDrive: eBook

The Coyote Under the Table/El coyote debajo de la mesa: Folk Tales Told in Spanish and English by Joe Hayes & Antonio Castro L.
OverDrive: eBook
Hoopla: eBook

Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes by Juan Felipe Herrera & Raul Colon & Luis Moreno
OverDrive: eBook & Audiobook

Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez by Kathleen Krull & Yuyi Morales
OverDrive: eBook

Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales & Tim O'Meara
OverDrive: eBook
Hoopla: Movie, Audiobook & Read-Along

A Kid’s Guide to Latino History: More Than 50 Activities by Valerie Petrillo
OverDrive: eBook

Mario and the Hole in the Sky: How a Chemist Saved Our Planet by Elizabeth Rusch & Teresa Martínez
OverDrive: eBook

Astronaut Ellen Ochoa by Heather E. Schwartz
OverDrive: eBook
Hoopla: eBook

Becoming Kid Quixote: A True Story of Belonging in America by Sarah Sierra & Stephen Haff
OverDrive: eBook & Audiobook

Turning Pages: My Life Story by Sonia Sotomayor & Lulu Delacre
OverDrive: eBook

Pasando páginas: la historia de mi vida by Sonia Sotomayor & Lulu Delacre
OverDrive: eBook

Who Is Sonia Sotomayor? by Megan Stine
OverDrive: eBook

That's Not Fair! Emma Tenayuca's Struggle for Justice/ No Es Justo!: La lucha de Emma Tenayuca por la justicia by Carmen Tafolla & Sharyll Teneyuca
OverDrive: eBook

Diego Rivera: His World and Ours by Duncan Tonatiuh
OverDrive: eBook

Parrots Over Puerto Rico by Cindy Trumbore and Susan L. Roth
OverDrive: eBook

Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh
OverDrive: eBook

Esquivel!: Space-Age Sound Artist by Susan Wood & Brian Amador
OverDrive: Read-Along
Hoopla: eBook

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