Bring Latin and Hispanic Heritage Month to the whole family by pressing play on audiobooks. From introductions to real-life heroes to zany stories about smart kids learning important lessons, these audiobooks showcase the vibrancy and richness of Latin and Hispanic heritage, and the myriad reasons to celebrate all year long.
Early one Saturday morning, a boy prepares for a trip to The Other Side/El Otro Lado. It’s close–just down the street from his school–and it’s a twin of where he lives. My Two Border Towns by David Bowles is the loving story of a father and son’s weekend ritual, a demonstration of community care, and a tribute to the fluidity, complexity, and vibrancy of life on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Sonia Sotomayor is the first Latina Supreme Court Justice in the history of the United States, but her road there wasn’t easy. She overcame many challenges along the way, but she didn’t let them stop her from achieving her dream. In She Persisted: Sonia Sotomayor, the justice’s story will inspire children all over the world to work hard and believe in themselves.
In Miosotis Flores Never Forgets, Miosotis is excited about three things: fostering rescue dogs, goofy horror movies, and her sister Amarilis’ upcoming wedding. But her papi wants her to care about school. Then suddenly, she notices Amarilis behaving strangely. When Miosotis finally discovers her sister’s secret, she faces some difficult choices about what matters most: what Miosotis wants, or what’s right for the ones she loves?
Her last name may mean kings, but Ana Maria Reyes Does Not Live in a Castle. Rather, she’s stuck in a tiny apartment with two parents, three sisters, and a piano (which she never gets to practice). If Ana MarÃa can win a scholarship to the Eleanor School, she’ll be able to get out of her Washington Heights neighborhood and achieve the education she’s longed for. Ana MarÃa Reyes may not be royal, but she’s certain to come out on top.
In They Call Me GÃ¼ero, GÃ¼ero is nicknamed because of his red hair, pale skin, and freckles. Sometimes people only go off of what they see. GÃ¼ero faces the start of seventh grade with heart and smarts, his familyâ€™s traditions, and his trusty accordion. And when life gets tough for this Mexican American border kid, he knows what to do: He writes poetry.
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