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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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.
In this book, Sonia Sotomayor tells the story of her life and her journey to becoming the first Latina Supreme Court Justice.
This book gives readers a glimpse into Celia Cruz' childhood and her rise to worldwide fame. Celia became known as the "Queen of Salsa."
This bilingual picture book tells the story of musician Tito Puente who grew up to be known as the "Mambo King."
Diego Rivera was one of the most famous painters of the twentieth century. He painted murals creating a visual history of the Mexican people.
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.
Monica Brown tells the story of how Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta motivated farm workers to stand up for their rights.
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.
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.
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.