Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 to October 15

Colorín Colorado celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with dynamic booklists, classroom activities, and multimedia resources. These are great materials for the curriculum year round!

For more great ideas, see our resource section on "Día," or Children's Day/Book Day (El día de los niños/El día de los libros).

Booklists & Awards

Booklists for Children and Teens

Our Hispanic Heritage collection features more than 50 booklists for kids and teens, including lots of award winners!

Meg Medina's novel Merci Suárez Changes Gears won the 2019 Newbery Award and Matt de la Pena won in 2016 for the picture book Last Stop on Market Street.


Book awards celebrating Hispanic Heritage

  • Pura Belpré Book Award: Books that best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth
  • Américas Award: Children’s and young adult books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinx in the United States
  • Tomas Rivera Book Award: Books highlighting Mexican American characters and experiences

To see additional books that have won other recent major awards, see the following lists:

Meet the Author Interviews

Take a look at the interviews with the following authors, poets, and illustrators in our Meet the Authors section!

Many of their books are available in Spanish or in bilingual formats.

Classroom Activities and Lesson Plans

Resource collections

Grades K-5

Grades 6-12

Multimedia Resources

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