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Ten Middle-Grade Novels that Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

I did the display for Hispanic Heritage Month at my oldest daughter’s middle school’s Information Center. It was a great experience, and it inspired me to compile a book list of middle-grade novels written by Hispanic American authors about the experiences of Hispanic Americans. I hope you guys enjoy it! Hispanic Heritage Month's display done by moi. 90 Miles to Havana by Enrique Flores-Galbis Julian’s parents decide to send him and his brothers to Florida through the Pedro Pan Operation, as Cuba has fallen under a communist dictatorship. Julian will have to learn to fend for himself in a world that is not what his family expected. 90 Miles to Havana was a 2011 Pura Belpré Honor Book. Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina Merci Suárez is a six-grader going through a hard time. She and her brother, Roli, are attending a fancy private school on scholarships, meaning they are not wealthy like the other kids at school. Merci becomes Edna Santos’ target too. Thi

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