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Nonfiction Monday: Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month — celebrated September 15 to October 15 each year — begins today. Enjoy it with this K-2 fiction/nonfiction pair...

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The_pot_that_juan_built_2The Pot That Juan Built
by Nancy Andrews-Goebel (Author)
and David Diaz (Illustrator)

Reading level: K-2
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Lee and Low Books

Using the cumulative "house that Jack built" pattern, this biography tells the story of the Mexican potter Juan Quezada. Sidebars and back matter with photographs of Juan at work round out this nonfiction classic.

Pair With

Rebozo What Can You Do With a Rebozo?
by Carmen Tafolla (Author)
and Amy Cordova (Illustrator)

Reading level: K-2
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Tricycle Press

What can you do with a robozo, a Mexican shawl? A young girl shows the many ways her family uses the shawl as her imagination soars.


Scholastic's Celebrate Hispanic Heritage pages have extensive lesson plans and activities.

Test your knowledge with online quizzes, crosswords and a hangman game at Fact Monster.

Watch the videos at the Hispanic Heritage Foundation's website.

Read the many bios at Hispanos Famosos.

Make your own pinata.

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