Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

September 15 – October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month! Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the history, culture, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Stratford Library Teen Department is excited to offer two themed Grab ‘n’ Go Kits for teens and tweens:

Update: Registration for Hispanic Heritage Month Grab ‘n’ Go Kits has ended.

NPR article: New Groups Aim to Get More Latinx Stories to Young Readers

Authors Jorge Lacera, Aida Salazar, David Bowels, and others share their recommended Latinx books for young readers, and the article also offers web resources for further learning, including Latinx in publishing, Latinos in KidLit, and a Latinx Book Club.

Hispanic Heritage Month Book Lists

Click the book cover to view the title in the Library catalog.

Fiction Titles:

Clap When You Land (by Elizabeth Acevedo)

With the Fire on High (by Elizabeth Acevedo)

The House on Mango Street (by Sandra Cisneros)

Mexican WhiteBoy (by Matt de la Peña)








90 Miles to Havana (by Enrique Flores-Galbis)

The Liars of Mariposa Island (by Jennifer Mathieu)

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass (by Meg Medina)

We Set the Dark on Fire (by Tehlor Kay Mejia)








Gabi, a Girl in Pieces (by Isabel Quintero)

Barely Missing Everything (by Matt Mendez)

Shadowshaper (by Daniel Jose Older)

Don’t Date Rosa Santos (by Nina Moreno)








Nonfiction Titles:

The Far Away Brothers (by Lauren Markham)

Someone Like Me (by Julissa Arce)

When I Was Puerto Rican (by Esmeralda Santiago)

Burro Genius (by Victor Villasenor)








Graphic Novels:

Che: A Graphic Biography (by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon)

Miles Morales, The Ultimate Spider-Man (by Brian Michael Bendis)

Teen Titans: Raven (by Kami Garcia)

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