Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan (One of the best books ever!) and Becoming Naomi Leon also by Pam Munoz Ryan.
La Mariposa, The Christmas Gift, The Circuit, and Breaking Through all by Francisco Jimenez.
Among favorite authors, Mrs. V included Gary Soto, Francisco Alarcon, Sandra Cisneros, Gloria Anzaldua and Luis Rodriguez.
And right now Mrs. V and her students are reading the Spanish version of When Tia Lola Came to Town by Julia Alvarez (Good for you Mrs. V!).
Susan from Chicken Spaguetti mentions Pablo Remembers from George Ancona (what a fine writer he is!) as one of her favorite!
And last but not least, Alyce from http://athomewithbooks.blogspot.com mentions a Gabriel Garcia Marzquez's masterpiece: One Hundred Years of Solitude. If you haven't read this book, ohhhhh....you are missing on something great. This is one of Latin America's Finest Literature Piece of all time. Can't recommend it enough. Thanks Alyce for sharing this one out!
Congratulations to our great winners who took their time to share with all of us their favorite Hispanic books as part of our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Please send me an email (at firstname.lastname@example.org) with your address so we can send these fantastic books out your way! Happy Reading and thanks for being team players! We can all learn from each other!
On another happier note....I can't wait to see some of my friend bloggers from Columbus at our get-together tomorrow! It is going to be a good morning mixed with coffee, books, and friends. It can't get any better! (more details about this mini-Columbus conference on Sunday!)
Happy Friday! Make it a good day!