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Nonfiction Monday: Hispanic Heritage Month

Here is a pair of Hispanic Heritage Month titles for older readers.

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FridaFrida
by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand

Reading level: Grades 6-8
Hardcover: 64 pages
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

The life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo is retold in biographical poems accompanied by her artwork.

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Manolito Manolito Four-Eyes
by Elvira Lindo (Author)
and Emilio Urberuaga (Illustrator)
Translated by Joanne Moriarty

Reading level: Grades 5+
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

Manolito Four-Eyes wears his "Coke-bottle glasses" in Madrid, Spain; where this book series has inspired both TV and films. Enjoy this English translation - he is quite a character!

Activities...

Download Chapter 1 of Manolito Four-Eyes.

Follow Manolito's favorite soccer team, Real Madrid.

Use the lesson plans at PBS's The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo.

Differentiate with the lessons from the Smithsonian Institute's Hispanic Heritage Teaching Resources.

Keep students reading with Florida's Hispanic Heritage Month 2008 Recommended Reading List.

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