Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month At Your Nearest Little Free Library

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage month, which kicked off on Saturday September 15 and ends Monday October 15, we partnered up with the Berwyn Public Library to spread some Hispanic heritage around Berwyn.

In an effort to engage the children of Berwyn in what this month represents, we placed children’s books that celebrate Hispanic heritage and bilingual books in the Little Free Libraries around Berwyn. The books were handpicked by librarian Miss Marissa and donated by The Berwyn Public Library. The titles chosen vary from a baby board book all the way up to middle school level reading.

Visit your nearest Little Free Library today and pick up one of following hand picked books to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the children in your life.


Counting With/Contando Con Frida: A Bilingual Counting Book by Patty Rodriguez

Age Range: Baby – 4 years

From the brilliant board book series Lil’ Libros comes this beautiful tribute to Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Simple introduction to key moments and symbols in Frida’s life accompany bilingual text that encourages your little one to count.


Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book by Yuyi Morales

Age Range: 4 – 8 years

When Senor Calavera comes to take Grandma Beetle with him, she must find a way to distract him long enough to finish preparing for her birthday party. This humorous tale will leave you laughing and have you counting in English and Spanish.


Playing Loteria / El Juego de la Loteria by Rene Colato Lainez

Age Range: 4 – 8 years

When a grandson must visit his Abuela in Mexico alone, he worries that his Spanish isn’t strong enough to communicate with her. Will the game of Mexican picture bingo, or loteria, be able to help them bridge their language gap?


Yes! We Are Latinos: Poems and Prose About the Latino Experience by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy

Age Range: 10 and up

Being Latino does not mean just one kind experience, appearance, language or background! Explore the rich diversity of cultures that encompass what it means to be a Latino in this country in this fascinating tour through poems and prose.


The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Perez

Age Range: 9 – 12 years

When 12 year old Malu moves to Chicago with her mother from Texas she feels totally out of place, unable to see how a skateboarding, punk rock loving, zine making kid like her can fit in – or connect to her Mexican side. But when she meets some fellow misfits and forms a punk rock band, she begins to embrace her mixed identity and learns that the first rule of punk is being yourself.


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