You never need an occasion to buy a good book, but it just so happens these children’s books are perfect for Hispanic Heritage Month coming up in September. Supporting and championing Latinx creatives while engaging children in reading – is there a better combination?
Vamos a Veracruz by Houston native Alice Perez explores the Mexican coastal city showcasing the culture and lifestyle found there. The book chronicles the adorable main character, Augustina as she makes her way through the city. As with any good children’s book, Vamos a Veracruz teaches children about Mexican culture without being preachy – kids won’t even realize they are learning!
We can’t get enough of Thump Thump the debut children’s book by Laredo, Texas native Amanda Montoya. It will have you saying “I’m not crying, you’re crying!” as you read about the bond between a mother and her baby from pregnancy to adulthood. Thump Thump is a sweet read that reinforces the bond between a mom and child with illustrations that are just as touching.
Coco broke records at the box office and taught an entirely new audience about Mexican traditions. Explore Mexico a Coco Discovery Book strives to do the same thing as it explores everything in Mexico from plants and animals to food and clothing. There is a mix of both animated drawings from Coco and actual photos of Mexico. This is a perfect read for any child to learn about or reinforce Mexican culture.
Featured Image: Amanda Montoya, author of Thump Thump. Courteousy photo.