10 Best Books for Family Literacy with Hispanics
Flores Family Café
A family in Baja California takes a chance on a new life and learns that change can be tough. A heartwarming story of the strength of girls and of family bonds in the face of obstacles.
Teo and The Brick
A story of love between a father and his son. Just like the father in this book, parents who read this book learn that kids often will do as they do and that parents really are their child’s first teacher.
Telma the Little Ant
A very funny folktale retold. The littlest ant slips in the snow and seeks justice for the person or thing responsible for breaking her leg. In the end, she learns that we are all responsible for ourselves and each other. A favorite with parents and kids alike!
When Camila’s grandfather moves to Mexico she misses him so much that she would do anything. She tries to ride her bike from San Antonio to Vera Cruz, but that didn’t work out so well. They begin writing letters to each other to help ease her pain. The ending is a tear jerker!
Where Love Begins
Written in the form of a poem, it combines family love with deep historic and cultural roots. A must-have book of poetry for all bilingual households.
A New Sun
Reflections of an immigrant arriving in a new land, where he finds that while people have differences and similarities, we all want the same thing: to have hope and make their dreams a reality.
Vines of the Earth
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Inspired by the true stories of farm workers who became owners of their own vineyards in the Napa Valley region of California, this is a story of motivation, perseverance and the power of working together towards the same goals.
Maria de Flor
A sweet story about the preservation of love across generations and the meaning of the Day of the Dead in Oaxaca, a special time of bittersweet remembrance, song, food, and family traditions.
Ten gifted authors tell a memorable story from their childhood and then illustrate it. The result is a rich cultural treasure trove of story and image.
My Super Cool Friends
Friends come in many different shapes and sizes. The vivid illustrations and amusing details in this book will give children a fun way to describe their own friends at school and learn new descriptive words in English and Spanish.
NOTE: The Latino Family Literacy Project is a White House Award-winner for Educational Excellence with Hispanics and has 20 years experience working with schools nationwide.