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Hispanic Heritage Month 2009 Recommended Reading List


Elementary (Pre K–2)

Doña Flor

Pat Mora

My Mexico

Tony Johnston

Salsa Stories

Lulu Delacre

Abuela

Arthur Dorros

Gathering the Sun

AlmaFlor Ada

Moon Rope

Lois Ehlert

Pablo's Tree

Pat Mora

Chato's Kitchen

Gary Soto

Yagua Days

Cruz Martel

Xochtil and the Flowers

Jorge Argueta

New Shoes for Silvia

Johanna Hurwitz

The Spirit of Tío Fernando

Janice Levy

Hispanic Scientists: Ellen Ochoa, Carlos A. Ramirez,
Eloy Rodriguez, Lydia
Villa-Komaroff, Maria Elena Zavala

Jetty St. John

I Am Latino: The Beauty of Me

Sandra Pinkney

Elementary (Grades 3–5)

Family Pictures

Carmen Lomas Garza

Extraordinary Hispanic Americans

Susan Sinnott

The Bossy Gallito

Lucia Gonzalez

Love to Mamá: A Tribute to Mothers

Pat Mora

Calling the Doves/El Encanto De Las Palomas

Juan Felipe Herrera

Family Pictures

Carmen Lomas Garza

Iguanas in the Snow and other Winter Poems

Francisco X. Alarcón

Under the Royal Palms: a Childhood in Cuba

Alma Flor Ada

Learning About Determination From the Life of Gloria Estefan

Meanne Stazzabosco

Ivan Rodriguez

Tony DeMarco

Emiliano Zapata: Revolutionary and Champion of Poor Farmers

R. Conrad Stein

Alicia Alonso: First Lady of the Ballet

Sandra Martin Arnold

The Biographical Dictionary of Hispanic Americans

Nicholas E. Meyer

Famous Hispanic Americans

Janet Morey

Ellen Ochoa: The First Hispanic Woman Astronaut

Romero Maritza

Middle School (Grades 6–8)

César Chávez: A Voice for Farmworkers

Bárbara C. Cruz

When I was a Boy Neruda Called Me Policarpo

Poli Délano

Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United States

Lori Carlson, Editor

Crossing the Wire

Will Hobbs

Breaking Through

Francisco Jiménez

Under the Same Sky

Cynthia DeFelico

Struggling to Become an American

Robin Santos Doak

The Color of My Words

Lynn Joseph

Wachale! Poetry and Prose about Growing Up Latino in America

Ilan Stavans, Editor

Extraordinary Hispanic Americans

Susan Sinnott

Baseball in April and Other Stories

Gary Soto

Call Me Maria: a Novel

Judith Ortiz Cofer

Hispanic, Female and Young: An Anthology

Edited by Phyllis Tashlik

My Daughter, My Son, the Eagle, the Dove: An Aztec Chant

Ana Castillo

Cuba 15

Nancy Osa

Becoming Naomi León

Pam Muñoz Ryan

The Tree is Older than You Are

Edited by Naomi Shihab Nye

Petty Crimes

Gary Soto

Flight to Freedom

Ana Veciana–Suarez

Among the Volcanoes

Omar S. Castañeda

High School (9–12)

Journey of the Sparrows

Fran Leeper Buss

Jesse

Gary
Soto

Yo!

Julia
Alvarez

El Bronx Remembered

Nicholasa Mohr

Laughing Out Loud, I Fly: Poems in English and Spanish

Juan Felipe Herrera

How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents

Julia
Alvarez

Bless Me, Ultima

Rudolfo
Anaya

When I Was Puerto Rican

Esmeralda Santiago

Red Hot Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Being Young and Latino in the United States

Lori Marie Carlson

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Gabriel García Márquez

American Chica

Maria
Arana

Taking Sides

Gary
Soto

Before We Were Free

Julia
Alvarez

Riding Low on the Streets of Gold: Latino Literature for Young Adults

edited, with an introduction Judith Ortiz Cofer

Growing Up Inside the Sanctuary of My Imagination

Nicholasa Mohr

Curse of the Chupa Cabra

Rudolfo
Anaya

Accidental Love

Gary
Soto

The Importance of a Piece of Paper: Stories

Jimmy Santiago Baca

Crazy Loco

David Talbot Rice

Adult Reading

Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez

Richard
Rodriguez

The Line of the Sun

Judith Ortiz Cofer

Empress of the Splendid Season

Ơscar
Hijuelos

In the Time of the Butterflies: A Novel

Julia
Alvarez

Never Through Miami

Robert
Quesada

Down These Mean Streets

Piri
Thomas

Our House in the Last World

Ơscar
Hijuelos

The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love

Ơscar
Hijuelos

Collected Fictions

Jorge Luis Borges, translated by Andrew Hurley

Shadow without a Name

Ignacio Padilla, translated by Peter R. Bush & Anne McCleane

By the Lake of Sleeping Children: The Secret Life of the Mexican Border

Luis Alberto Urrea

Source: Just Read, Florida!
http://www.justreadfamilies.org/Reading/HHM.asp

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