Great Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

hhm-nobooksA celebration of culture, Hispanic Heritage Month is a great time to teach kids about the value of diversity and to encourage Latino and non-Latino youth alike to take pride in the accomplishments of Hispanic trailblazers.

Over the past year, First Book has cultivated a world-class collection of books featuring diverse Latino authors, illustrators and characters, thanks to support from our friends at Disney. We’ve also connected with more schools and programs serving Hispanic kids in need.

We recently gathered our friends and partners to find out how they are celebrating Hispanic heritage this month and beyond. Here are some of the exciting plans they shared with us:

  • The National Parent Teacher Association created resources for local PTAs to engage Hispanic families and better support them in achieving student success.
  • Reading Is Fundamental put together a calendar of activities in both English & Spanish with book suggestions and creative writing prompts.
  • Publisher Lee & Low Books recommended free Día downloadable tools and activity sheets by the American Library Services for Children to help promote diversity and literacy year round.

For even more fun activities, book suggestions and ways to share Hispanic heritage with your kids and students, check out the highlights of our Hispanic Heritage Month Twitter chat.

Then tell us how you’re celebrating by tagging @FirstBook on Twitter using the hashtag #CelebrateHHM.