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Hispanic Heritage Resources - Secondary

Hispanic Heritage eBooks - Secondary

  • Boy Who Touched the Stars

    Boy Who Touched the Stars / El Nino Alcazon Las Estrellas

    In this bilingual picture book, astronaut José M. Hernández recounts his childhood as the son of Mexican migrant workers and his life-long dream to travel to the stars. 2019.

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  • Ellen Ochoa

    Ellen Ochoa: Dynamic Space Director

    Meet Ellen Ochoa, history's first Hispanic female astronaut! Follow Ochoa's story as she works at NASA's Ames Research Center while attempting to become an astronaut. Her persistence pays off when she is chosen to be an astronaut on her third try! Learn about her accomplishments from her space shuttle missions through her retirement as the director of the Johnson Space Center. 2019.

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  • A Refugee's Journey From El Salvador

    A Refugee's Journey From El Salvador

    Benito's childhood in El Salvador is disrupted when gang violence comes to his community. When gang members begin to recruit his siblings and target the family with violence, Benito's mother decides that the family will leave the country. Benito's new life in Mexico is different. He and his family hope to one day return home. Interspersed with facts about El Salvador and its people, this narrative tells a story common to many refugees fleeing the country. Readers will learn about the conflict and how they can help refugees in their communities and around the world who struggle to find permanent homes. 2018.

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  • From Farmworker to Astronaut / De campesino a astronauta

    From Farmworker to Astronaut / De campesino a astronauta

    In this autobiographical work for intermediate readers, former astronaut José M. Hernández shares his journey from farmworker to spaceman. 2019.

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  • Latino Leaders

    Latino Leaders Speak : Personal Stories of Struggle and Triumph

    This book gathers the personal stories of national Latino leaders—including former Congressman Henry Bonilla, former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and journalist Soledad O'Brien. 2017.

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  • Raulito: The First Latino Governor of Arizona /El Primer Gobernador Latino De Arizona

    Raulito: The First Latino Governor of Arizona /El Primer Gobernador Latino De Arizona

    This bilingual biography follows the dreams and achievements of Raúl H. Castro, the first Latino governor of Arizona and US Ambassador to El Salvador, Bolivia and Argentina. 2021.

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