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Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15th - Oct. 15th)
Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
Audience
• Schoolage
Books
Abuelita's heart by:Amy Cordova
Before returning to the city with her parents, a young girl walks with her grandmother, learning about the special feelings, places, and plants that are part of her heritage and the Southwestern desert where Abuelita lives.
The empanadas that abuela made = Las empanadas que hac?a la abuela by:Diane Gonzales Bertrand
Told in the style of a cumulative folk song, a grandmother makes empanadas, a traditional Hispanic treat, for her family. Includes recipe.
Erandi's braids by:Antonio Hernandez Madrigal
In a poor Mexican village, Erandi surprises her mother by offering to sell her long, beautiful hair in order to raise enough money to buy a new fishing net.
First day in grapes by:L. King P?rez
When Chico starts the third grade after his migrant worker family moves to begin harvesting California grapes, he finds that self confidence and math skills help him cope with the first day of school.
Frida Maria : a story of the Old Southwest by:Deborah Nourse Lattimore
Because she does not sew, cook, or dance like a "proper senorita," Frida cannot please her mother until she saves the day at the fiesta with her special talent.
Harvesting hope : the story of Cesar Chavez by:Kathleen Krull
A biography of Cesar Chavez, from age ten when he and his family lived happily on their Arizona ranch, to age thirty-eight when he led a peaceful protest against California migrant workers' miserable working conditions.
Just a minute : a trickster tale and counting book by:Yuyi Morales
In this version of a traditional tale, Senor Calavera arrives at Grandma Beetle's door, ready to take her to the next life, but after helping her count, in English and Spanish, as she makes her birthday preparations, he changes his mind.
Magda's pi?ata magic by:Becky Chavarr?a-Ch?irez
When T?o Manuel brings home a very special pi?ata for Gabriel's birthday party, his sister Magda figures out an ingenious way to preserve it and still make the party guests happy.
Notes: Text in English and Spanish.
Maria Molina and the Days of the Dead by:Kathleen Krull
In Mexico, Maria and her family celebrate Los Dias de los Muertos, The Days of the Dead. Includes a recipe for pan de los muertos.
The miracle of the first poinsettia : a Mexican Christmas story by:Joanne Oppenheim
Retelling of a Mexican legend that describes the origin of the Poinsettia plant. In this version, a young girl has nothing to give the Christ child, but when the weeds she carries in her hands miraculously transform into red flowers, she now has the perfect gift.
The pot that Juan Built by:Nancy Andrews-Goebel
A cumulative rhyme summarizes the life's work of renowned Mexican potter, Juan Quezada. Additional information describes the process he uses to create his pots after the style of the Casas Grandes people.
Songs
Craft
Simple Paper Bag Pinata
http://www.dltk-kids.com/world/mexico/simple_paper_bag_pinata.htm

Advanced Pinata
http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=content&id=channel1435
Notes
Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15 - October 15