The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya. Pura Belpre Narration Honor Book 2018.
Hispanic Heritage Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month is from September 15 to October 15, and traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries. To learn more about the experiences, cultures, and history of people who identify as Hispanic and Latinx is to read literature written about and by Hispanic and Latinx authors. The following books can be found in our GSB library collections. In addition to these books, Epic curated a "Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Awareness Month" list. Students in the Lower School may use our library code pbq8263 to read books on the list.
Dreamers written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales. Pura Belpre Illustrator Winner 2019. A memoir.
Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez. Winner of the Pura Belpre Author Award 2020.
Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreno Played the Piano for President Lincoln written by Margarita Engle and illustrated by Rafael Lopez. Pura Belpre Illustrator Award 2020.
Vamos! Let's Go to the Market written by Raul Gonzalez and colors by Elaine Bay. Pura Belpre Illustrator Honor Book 2020.
Mexican WhiteBoy by Matt de la Pena. Danny’s tall and skinny. Even though he’s not built, his arms are long enough to throw a 95 mph fastball, but the boy’s not even on a team. Every time he gets up on the mound he loses it. But at private school, they don’t expect much else from him.
Infinity Son by Adam Silvera. Balancing epic and intensely personal stakes, bestselling author Adam Silvera’s Infinity Son is a gritty, fast-paced adventure about two brothers caught up in a magical war generations in the making.
In the Country We Love by Diane Guerrero. Actress Diane Guerrero was just fourteen years old on the day her parents were detained and deported while she was at school.
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo, a novel-in-verse about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives.