Hispanic Heritage Month 2023 was from September 15 to October 15. In celebration, we highlighted a few Hispanic authors published in our Great Books anthologies and Junior Great Books materials on social media.

If you missed our posts, don’t worry! You don’t have to read Hispanic authors only during Hispanic Heritage Month. We’ve compiled a list of Latinx Great Books authors that you can read all year-round! Check them out below!

Juan Felipe Herrera

Juan Felipe Herrera
Junior Great Books Series 3, Book One
features Herrara’s memoir “The Upside Down Boy.“

Our Story Pick: “The Gold Coin”

Alma Flor Ada is a Cuban-American author of children’s books, poetry, and novels. A Professor Emerita at the University of San Francisco, she is recognized for her work promoting bilingual and multicultural education in the United States.

Ada’s children’s books have received prestigious awards, including the Christopher Medal for “The Gold Coin.” This story is featured in our Junior Great Books Series 3!

Check out these grades 2–5 sample lesson plans to share “The Gold Coin” with your students!

Alma Flor Ada

Alma Flor Ada
Junior Great Books Series 3, Book One
features Ada’s “The Gold Coin.“

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