Saturday, May 3, 2014

2014 Latino Book Month

May is Latino Book Month!  This year the Children's Department at the Newport Public Library is partnering with the Pawtucket Public Library and Rhode Island Latino Arts to encourage kids to read books by and for Latinos.

Read at least 3 books on the list below and vote for your favorite at the Newport Public Library by May 28th.  The winning title will be announced on May 31st at the Pawtucket Public Library.

The books on the reading list represent reading choices for children in grades Pre-K - 12.  Books on the list below that are appropriate for grades Pre-K - 6 are available in the Children's Department in a special display for Latino Book Month.  Older books are available in the Young Adult Department or by request.  The children's display is located adjacent to the Rhode Island Children's Book Award nominee display.  Stop by the desk if you have any questions!

Happy reading!

My Name is Maria Isabel by Alma Flor Ada (Grades 3-5)

Mediopollito - Half Chicken: A New Version of a Traditional Story by Alma Flor Ada (Grades K - 4)

Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez (Grades 6-10)

Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match by Monica Brown (Grades Pre-K-2)

The Tequila Worm by Viola Canales (Grades 5-8)

Gaby, Lost and Found by Angela Cervantes (Grades 5-8)

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (Grades 6-8)

Rene Has Two Last Names by Rene Colato Lainez (Grades K - 3)

Salsa Stories by Lulu Delacre (Grades 4-6)

Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck by Margarita Engle (Grades 6-10)

The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba by Margarita Engle (Grades 5-8)

The Storyteller's Candle by Lucia Gonzalez (Grades K-3)

The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano (Grades 6-10)

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kiss Your Ass by Meg Medina (Grades 8-11)

The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan (Grades 4-8)

Uncle Nacho's Hat by Harriet Rohmer (Grades 3-6)

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Alire Saenz (Grades 9 - 12)

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