The Latest EMS News · 04 October 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month

Book selection for Hispanic Heritage Month
Book selection for Hispanic Heritage Month
Check out these great titles, available in our libraries: “I am Frida Kahlo” by Brad Meltzer; “La Princesa and the Pea” by Susan Middleton Elya; “Sing with Me: the Story of Selena Quintanilla” by Diana López, “Waiting for the Biblioburro” by Monica Brown; and “Turning Pages: My Life Story” by Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

What is Hispanic Heritage Month?

The Elisabeth Morrow School is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! This annual event occurs Sept. 15–Oct. 15 and recognizes the richness of Latinx culture (including the contributions of Black and Indigenous communities to modern Hispanic and Latinx culture) and the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the history and achievements of the United States. It also marks the anniversaries of independence for Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, as well as the independence days of Mexico (Sept. 16), Chile (Sept. 18), and Belize (Sept. 21).

Ways to learn and Celebrate

Throughout this time, you can follow our social media stories to learn interesting trivia and find activities you can do with your kids to engage and celebrate. Keep in mind that The Elisabeth Morrow School libraries are also a great resource for learning about Hispanic heritage. The books above are available throughout the school year, and our librarians have many other age-appropriate recommendations they would be glad to share with families.

In addition to participating in activities at EMS, check out the events that our neighbors at the Bergenfield Public Library are hosting, including a Hispanic Heritage Month Scavenger Hunt! Families are invited to stop by the Children’s Room to complete the scavenger hunt of famous Hispanic Americans and answer some trivia questions for the chance to win a bookmark or sticker. Visit the Bergenfield Public Library website for dates and more information, including COVID-19 .

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