SONIA SOTOMAYOR: A JUDGE GROWS IN THE BRONX
This bilingual book tells the inspiring story of Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latino to be nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court. Such an important story for all kids because they need to know that it doesn’t matter where you come from — if you are determined to make it, you will. To buy: Amazon, $12
THE LIFE OF ROBERTO CLEMENTE
You don’t need to be a fan of baseball to share this book with your child. Roberto Clemente was not only an exceptional baseball player, but a philanthropist who believed in giving back to those in need. He was also the first Latino ballplayer to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973. To buy: Amazon, $7
JUAN & CHICO’S WINTRY PUERTO RICO ADVENTURE
Puerto Rico is a tropical island, but I love the magical elements to this book. Easy and fun to read, kids will love following Juan and Chico on their winter adventure. To buy: Amazon, $11
THE STORYTELLER’S CANDLE
This children’s book pays a heartwarming tribute to Pura Belpre, New York City’s first Latina librarian. Her legacy and love of literature continues to inspire children, writers and dreamers.
To buy: Amazon, $9
My Trip to PUERTO RICO
If you’re traveling to Puerto Rico, be sure to bring this book along for the kids! It gives them a brief overview of Puerto Rico, some cool, must-see attractions and activities to keep them them busy on the plane or in the car. Whether it’s their first trip to the island or not, kids will love this travel journal as a keepsake of their vacation.
PUERTO RICO ACTIVITY BOOK
With 303 pages of fun activities and four pages of colorful stickers, this book will spark conversation, get their imaginations going and make them eager to learn more about the island and their culture. To buy: Amazon, $19
ON THIS BEAUTIFUL ISLAND
The Tainos Indians, a subgroup of the Arawakan Indians, were the first people that greeted Christopher Columbus. This bright and colorful storybook that explores the day in the life of a young Taino boy. To buy: Amazon, $17