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Year-Round Reads for Hispanic Heritage Month

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Picture Books

  • Islandborn by Junot Diaz
  • Tomas and the Library Lady by Pat Mora
  • Smoky Night by Eve Bunting and David Diaz
  • Waiting For the Biblioburro by Monica Brown
  • Mango, Abuela and Me by Meg Medina
  • La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya
  • Just Ask! by Sonia Sotomayor
  • Dalia’s Wondrous Hair by Laura Lacamara
  • Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal
  • Yes! We Are Latinos by Alma Flor Ada
  • Separate is Never Equal by Duncan Tonatiuh
  • Carmela Full of Wishes by Matt De La Pena
  • My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero
  • Tito Puente, Mambo King by Monica Brown
  • Rainbow Weaver by Linda Elovitz Marshall

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Year Round Reads for Black History Month

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Picture Books

  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Keats (most circulated book of all time NYPL)
  • I Love My Hair by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
  • Crown: An Ode to a Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes
  • Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine
  • Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed
  • Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
  • I Am Enough by Grace Byers
  • Happy to Be Nappy by Bell Hooks
  • Woke Baby by Mahogany Browne
  • Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
  • Leo Can Swim by Anna McQuinn
  • Peekaboo Bedtime by Rachel Isadora
  • Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Pena
  • Trombone Shorty by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews
  • Hey Black Child by Useni Eugene Perkins

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Book Rec from Eric

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American Nations by Colin Woodard

Eric says: “This book is an intriguing exploration of the regional cultural makeup of North America. Settlers brought their distinct cultural characteristics with them only to encounter other settlers whose customs were at odds with theirs. Over time this resulted in eleven distinct cultural regions. From Greenland to northern Mexico, the author delves into the origins of these differences, traces them from the parent cultures and countries and demonstrates how things are much more complicated than “blue” states and “red” states. A fascinating journey.”

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