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Children's and Young Adult Books for Hispanic Heritage Month

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First enacted in 1968 by Lyndon Johnson, and later expanded in 1988 by Ronald Reagan, Hispanic Heritage month pays tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. Currently, one fifth of the United States population is Hispanic and the contributions made by this segment of our people is immeasurable.

One of our goals at Interabang books is to feature books that we feel reflect the diverse, global and modern world in which we live— books that elevate, enlighten and bring delight to readers.

With that goal in mind, we will be highlighting Hispanic Heritage month from September 15th through October 15th, with a wonderful display of books both authored by and featuring Hispanic Americans. Here are just a few of our favorite books for kids and young adults.

Dreamers Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823440559
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Neal Porter Books - September 4th, 2018

Exquisite illustrations accompany the story of a young immigrant woman’s discovery of the public library, where through the language of books, reading provides the link to a sense of belonging, hope and wonder in her and her child’s new life in their new home.

Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist Cover Image
ISBN: 9781328809568
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - September 4th, 2018

The inspiring true story of the author’s life, of overcoming obstacles, and refusing to give up on her dreams to become a rocket scientist and the CEO of Girl Scouts of America. Sylvia Acevedo will be doing an event and book signing at 7pm on Sept. 17th at Interabang Books.

When Angels Sing: The Story of Rock Legend Carlos Santana Cover Image
By Michael Mahin, Jose Ramirez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534404137
Availability: Not In Store - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2018

A celebration of music icon Carlos Santana, this picture book’s vibrant illustrations and rhythmic verse will enlighten and entertain.

Turning Pages: My Life Story Cover Image
By Sonia Sotomayor, Lulu Delacre (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780525514084
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Philomel Books - September 4th, 2018

The first person of Hispanic descent on the Supreme Court, Justice Sotomayor has written this inspiring book for young children, which tells of the transformative power that reading has had in her life. Our copies are signed by the Justice, who was in Dallas last week.

Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338159318
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - March 27th, 2018

A room locked for 50 years, a valuable peacock ring, a mysterious brother-sister duo and the legacy of Frida Kahlo, come together in a wonderful middle grade story of heritage, art and family.

The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524771140
Availability: Not In Store - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2018

Another inspiring story for middle grade readers, of Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor’s life, challenges, dreams and successes, this autobiography is signed by the Justice herself.

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524700485
Availability: Not In Store - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 17th, 2017

Both poignant and gritty, this story of growing up in a Mexican-American home where tragedy has struck with the loss of the “perfect daughter”, leaving Julia- the other daughter- to deal with the pressures, pain and expectations of not being that perfect daughter.