Latino Children’s Literature

| February 9, 2011

Our TC library has many resources from which to begin exploring the world of Latino Children’s Literature.  One of the books I used greatly as a teacher was A magical encounter: Latino children’s literature in the classroom .  This resources provides many hands on activities that one can use for virtually any book one comes across, as well as a list of great children’s books.

If you’re starting to build your collection and need ideas, the Association for Library Service to Children website features a list of  Pura Belpre Award winners.  “The Pura Belpré Award… is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.”

Click on the books below to take you to the library catalog