Virtual Reading Festival: Honoring Hispanic Heritage

Sep 17 - Oct 15

Virtual reading festival was developed to create an opportunity for the youngest followers to provide appropriate learning and creativity-- we read stories that give the small readers a thematic experience on the celebration of Hispanic Heritage. During the reading festival we will build a love of reading and storytelling while celebrating cultural heritage and a sense of community.

Check back here on Saturdays at 10am for links to the story of the week!

Join us for the following stories during our Hispanic Heritage celebration:

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Pepe and the Parade: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage By Tracy Kyle

Synopsis: Join Pepe as he celebrates his Mexican-American heritage by participating in a Hispanic Day parade.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre By Anika Aldamuy Denise

Synopsis: This story is by author Anika Aldamuy Denise and illustrator Paola Escobar. It's a picture book about Pura Belpré, New York City’s first Puerto Rican librarian, who championed bilingual literature.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music By Margarita Engle Illustrated by Rafael Lopez

Synopsis: Dream Girl tells the story of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga and how she broke barriers to become a female percussionist in Cuba and eventually all over the world. Before the story, we will learn a new Spanish phrase to chant and drum along to the story!

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño played the piano for President Lincoln By Margarita Engle Illustrated by Rafael Lopez

Synopsis: Author, Margarita Engle and Illustrator, Rafael López tell the story of Teresa Carreño, a child prodigy from Venezuela who played piano for Abraham Lincoln.

Saturday, October 15, 2022

If Dominican Were A Color By Sili Recio Illustrated by Briana McCarthy

Synopsis: This colorful, softly rhyming picture book is a gentle reminder that a nation’s hues are as wide as nature itself.

Virtual Reading Festival: Honoring Hispanic Heritage