Great Stories for Kids that Celebrate Hispanic Heritage
Posted on October 12, 2018
by Maria R
What Can You Do With a Paleta? by Carmen Tafolla
What makes this story one of my favorite books is the fantastic illustrations portraying a vibrant colorful barrio expecting the arrival of the paletas wagon because it brings happiness to the neighborhood. The only logical thing to do with a paleta is to eat it. However, many other possibilities of what you can do with it are revealed in the story. Paletas are popsicles made of fresh fruit. They come in many colors and flavors. The color palette used in the gorgeous illustrations not only reflect the hues of the paletas but also bring their sweetness page after page. This is yet another great reading selection to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month this year.
The 101 Picture Book Challenge is for anyone at any age. Librarians hand picked the titles on the list which includes classics, new titles and everything in between.
To get started, register online. You can track your progress online or if you prefer a paper log booklet, pick one up at your neighborhood Library. The books are organized into categories, but you can read the books in any order and at your own pace. When you read all 101 titles, you earn a free picture book (while supplies last).
This is the latest in a series of blog posts exploring some of the things we love about these books.