Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month/Celebrando El Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana

By Jeff B. RSS Thu, September 15, 2022

Whether poetry, biographies, sci-fi, historical fiction or more, these middle grade titles are just some of what’s available, highlighted for celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15–October 15) and beyond.

The Casagrandes: Anything for familia by Ronnie Anne Santiago

Ronnie Anne Santiago is back with her full extended family, the Casagrandes. Her new life in the big city is one great adventure, full of new discoveries, love, laughter, and plenty of food (thanks to her abuela). Like when they experience "Cooking with the Casagrandes," for example. Plus: Learn that Aunt Frida's mantra of the day is "Life Imitates Art," and even get the latest scoop from "Gossip Guy" Hector. It's a grande celebration of the Casagrandes' greatest comic stories. Plus, all-new stories featuring the Casagrandes and never before seen biographies, and behind the scenes interviews with show talents!

Ebook available from OverDrive.

Catalina Incognito by Jennifer Torres

Eight-year-old Catalina Castañeda uses Tía Abuela's sewing kit to turn ordinary clothing into a magical disguise, enabling her to uncover a thief at the local library.

Ebook available from OverDrive.

Cuba In My Pocket by Adrianna Cuevas

In 1961 Cuba, with the threat of military service for children looming, twelve-year-old Cumba's parents send him to Miami, where he lives with a new family and misses his homeland.

Niños: poems for the lost children of Chile by María José Ferrada

With one poem for each child, this collection explores the hopes of the thirty-four children disappeared and killed during Augusto Pinochet's regime in Chile.

Ebook available from OverDrive.

The Last Cuentista by Donna Barbra Higuera

A girl named Petra Pena, who wanted nothing more than to be a storyteller, like her abuelita. But Petra's world is ending. Earth has been destroyed by a comet, and only a few hundred scientists and their children - among them Petra and her family - have been chosen to journey to a new planet. They are the ones who must carry on the human race. Hundreds of years later, Petra wakes to this new planet - and the discovery that she is the only person who remembers Earth. A sinister Collective has taken over the ship during its journey, bent on erasing the sins of humanity's past. They have systematically purged the memories of all aboard - or purged them altogether. Petra alone now carries the stories of our past, and with them, any hope for our future. Can she make them live again?

Ebook and audiobook available from OverDrive.

Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers by Juliet Menéndez

Discover how 40 influential Latinas became the women we celebrate today. They followed their dreams--and just might encourage you to folow yours!

Ebook available from OverDrive.

The Greatest Superpower by Alex Sanchez

Thirteen-year-old Jorge Fuerte struggles to deal with his father coming out as transgender, his twin brother's anger, and trying to keep the secret from his comic-loving friends and cool, confident, quirky new neighbor Zoey.

Ebook available from OverDrive.

Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls by Kaela Rivera

Privately questioning her remote community's superstitions about dangerous powerful spirits in their Devil's Alley home, Cecelia Rios experiments with the forbidden art of brujería to rescue her kidnapped sister.

Ebook available from OverDrive.

For many more books, including those in Spanish and bi-lingual titles, check with your friendly neighborhood librarian for assistance and suggestions. Feliz Lectura!

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