You Belong Book Project - September Book List

You Belong Book Project - September Book List Image

Below you will find a specially curated list of early childhood books in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. If you are donating to the book drive this month, we encourage you to pick a book from this list.  Books with a * at the end are books that were read for this month's You Belong Book Project Story Time. 

You can learn more about the You Belong Book Project, or watch the You Belong Book Project Story Time videos here

All Around Us by Xelena Gonzales; Illustrated by Adriana M. Garcia 
All the Way to Havana by Margarita Engle; Illustrated by Mike Curato3 
De Aquí Como El Coquí (Spanish Edition) written and illustrated by Nomar Perez*
Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal
El Cucuy is Scared, Too! by Donna  Barba Higuera; Illustrated by Juliana Perdomo
Grandma’s Gift by Eric Valasquez (Puerto Rico)
Lucero by Yuyi Morales
My Two Border Towns by David Bowles, Illustrated by Erika Maza (US/Mexico)
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre by Anika Aldamuy Denise; Illustrated by Paola Escobar 
The Coquíes Still Sing by Karina Nicole González; illustrated by Krystal Quiles *
The Flying Girl: How Aida de Acosta Learned to Fly by Margarita Engle; Illustrated by Sara Palacios 
The Life of/La Vida de Dolores by Patty Rodriguez & Ariana Stein; Illustrated by Citlali Reyes
Tia Fortuna’s New Home: A Jewish Cuban Journey by Ruth Behar; Illustrated by Devon Holzwarth
Tito Puenta - Mambo King by Monica Brown; Illustrated by Rafael Lopez
Turning Pages: My Life Story by Sonia Sotomayor Illustrated by Lulu Delacre*
What Will You Be? by Yamile Saied Mendez; Illustrated by Kate Alizadeh