Wednesday, October 24, 2012

October is National Hispanic Heritage Month

We may only have a week left in October and everyone might be focusing on Halloween, but it's not too late to dig into some Hispanic Heritage. Here at SLPL, we have some great resources for learning more with your kids.

- A Kid's Guide to Latino History: More Than 50 Activities by Valerie Petrillo
 Broken down by country of origin (Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans on the Mainland, Cuban Americans, Central Americans, Dominican Americans and South Americans), this book offers lots of information, as well as many fun activities. Mold a Day of the Dead skull, grill a Cuban sandwich, create Guatemalan worry dolls, design a poster to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, and more! You'll definitely need to renew this book, there's so much to do. It also contains a list of Latino museums, Latino movies and videos, and a suggested reading list for kids.

- Gathering the Sun: An Alphabet in Spanish and English by Alma Flor Ada
For the little tykes, why not read them this great alphabet book? Each letter is represented in a poem, all of which join together to describe the life of migrant Hispanic farm workers.The poems are printed side by side in Spanish and English, making it easy to compare the words for fruit, vegetables and other everyday items.

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