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A List of Hispanic Heritage Month Books for Elementary

If you're looking for Hispanic Heritage Month Books to share with your upper elementary students,  this list of biographical picture books is for you.

Are you looking for Hispanic Heritage Month Books to share with your upper elementary students? Below, are a list of biographical picture books you can read aloud to your students that highlight the lives and accomplishments of some influential Hispanics. 


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If you're looking for picture books to share with your upper elementary students during Hispanic Heritage Month,  this list of biographical picture books is for you.

Book 1: Queen of Tejano Music: Selena

This book written by Silvia Lopez, an elementary school media specialist turned author, tells the story of Selena Quintanilla who became a trailblazer of Tejano music.


Hispanic Heritage Month is the perfect time to share picture books with your upper elementary students,  this list of biographical picture books is for you.

Book 2: Turning Pages: My Life Story

In this book, Sonia Sotomayor tells the story of her life and her journey to becoming the first Latina Supreme Court Justice.


Sharing Read Alouds for Hispanic Heritage Month is a great way to share about influential people  with your upper elementary students.

Book 3: Celia Cruz: Queen of Salsa

This book gives readers a glimpse into Celia Cruz' childhood and her rise to worldwide fame. Celia became known as the "Queen of Salsa."


A list of Books to share with your upper elementary students during Hispanic Heritage Month.

Book 4: Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo

This bilingual picture book tells the story of musician Tito Puente who grew up to be known as the "Mambo King."


Hispanic Heritage Month Picture Books to share with your upper elementary students.

Book 5: Diego Rivera: His World and Ours

Diego Rivera was one of the most famous painters of the twentieth century. He painted murals creating a visual history of the Mexican people.


If you're looking for Hispanic Heritage Month Picture Books to share with your upper elementary students,  this list of biographical  books is for you.

Book 6: My Name is Gabriela/Me Llamo Gabriela

This book is about Chilean born Gabriela Mistral who grew up to be the first Nobel Prize-winning Latina woman in the world. She was both a teacher and a poet.


If you're looking for Hispanic Heritage Month Books to share with your upper elementary students,  this list of biographical picture books is for you.

Book 7: Side by Side/Lado a Lado

Monica Brown tells the story of how Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta motivated farm workers to stand up for their rights.


Sharing read alouds with your upper elementary students is a great Hispanic Heritage Month activity.

Book 8: Pele, King of Soccer/ Pele, El Rey del Fubol

This book written by Monica Brown tells the story of Pele, a poor boy from Brazil who loved soccer more than anything else in the world and later became one of the best known soccer players in the world.


Biographical picture books are a great way to share about influential Latins durning Hispanic Heritage month.

Book 9: The Astronaut with a Song for the Stars: The Story of Dr. Ellen Ochoa

This book tells the story of Ellen Ochoa who dreamed of being a flutist when she was a young girl. When she discovered engineering in college, that changed. She later became the first Hispanic woman to go to space.


If you are looking for Books to share with your students during Hispanic Heritage Month,  this list of biographical picture books is for you.

Book 10: Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates

This book tells about the life of Roberto Clemente who grew up as a young poor boy in Puerto Rico. He later grew up to play for the Pittsburgh Pirates and became the first Latino to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.



Hopefully this post provides you with a good selection of biographical picture books that you can share with your students. Do you have any other suggestions of Hispanic Heritage Month Books for elementary students? Feel free to leave them below in the comments.




If you're looking for Hispanic Heritage Month Books to share with your upper elementary students,  this list of biographical picture books is for you.


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