Virtual reading festival was developed to create an opportunity for the youngest followers to provide appropriate learning and creativity-- we read stories that give the small readers a thematic experience on the celebration of Hispanic Heritage. During the reading festival we will build a love of reading and storytelling while celebrating cultural heritage and a sense of community.
Join us for the following stories during our Hispanic Heritage celebration:
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Pepe and the Parade: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage By Tracy Kyle
Synopsis: Join Pepe as he celebrates his Mexican-American heritage by participating in a Hispanic Day parade.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre By Anika Aldamuy Denise
Synopsis: This story is by author Anika Aldamuy Denise and illustrator Paola Escobar. It's a picture book about Pura Belpré, New York City’s first Puerto Rican librarian, who championed bilingual literature.
Saturday, October 1, 2022
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music By Margarita Engle Illustrated by Rafael Lopez
Synopsis: Dream Girl tells the story of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga and how she broke barriers to become a female percussionist in Cuba and eventually all over the world. Before the story, we will learn a new Spanish phrase to chant and drum along to the story!
Saturday, October 8, 2022
Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño played the piano for President Lincoln By Margarita Engle Illustrated by Rafael Lopez
Synopsis: Author, Margarita Engle and Illustrator, Rafael López tell the story of Teresa Carreño, a child prodigy from Venezuela who played piano for Abraham Lincoln.
Saturday, October 15, 2022
If Dominican Were A Color By Sili Recio Illustrated by Briana McCarthy
Synopsis: This colorful, softly rhyming picture book is a gentle reminder that a nation’s hues are as wide as nature itself.