Thursday, October 9, 2014

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month!

Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes by Juan Felipe Herrera with paintings by Raúl Colón. Dial Books for Young Readers, August 7, 2014. $19.99. Recommended for ages 8-12.

"Although there have been incredible contributions by Hispanic Americans since the beginnings of this nation, their pioneering roles often have been overshadowed and their identities besmirched by terms such as 'alien' and 'illegal." (p. 7).

Many people have heard about the achievements of famous Hispanic Americans such as Roberto Clemente, Sonia Sotomayor and César Chavez. However, how many people know ...

1. which Hispanic American won a Nobel Prize in Physics?

2. who defeated the British at the Siege of Pensacola (FLA) in 1781?

3. who was the first Latina astronaut?

Don’t know? Find out by reading-and relishing- this book! This is an eye-opening and inspirational celebration of  people whose achievements and accomplishments are just begging to be shared with children.  

Read my full review at Good Reads with Ronna.

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