Reading Along for Hispanic Heritage Month
We've been celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in Avon. This annual celebration of the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America began on September 15 and ends on October 15.
To celebrate, several Avon Schools administrators and educators shared recordings of themselves reading a selection of children's books by Hispanic authors and about Hispanic characters. Our elementary students loved reading along. You might consider checking out these excellent books.
- Just Ask: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonia Sotomayor (read by Superintendent Dr. Wyndham)
- Mango, Abuela, and Me by Meg Medina (read by Assistant Superintendent Dr. Sullivan)
- Areli is a Dreamer: A True Story by Areli Morales (read by PreK-6 Director of Teaching and Learning Carrie Alday)
- If Dominican Were a Color by Sili Recio (read by Family Liaison Rosa Liz)
- Family Pictures / Cuadros de Familia by Carmen Lomas Garza (read by Maple Elementary Principal Nikki Harrison and Educator Benjamin Taylor)
- Tia Isa Wants a Car by Meg Medina (read by Maple Elementary Assistant Principal Melissa McCollum)
- Waiting for the Biblioburro by Monica Brown (read by Maple Elementary EL Teacher Yael Kendall)
We've enjoyed celebrating the Hispanic heritage of hundreds of Avon students and staff!