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Celebrate National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month with Storyworks 3

By Storyworks 3 Editors
September 30, 2020

Are you looking for texts to help you celebrate Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month with your students? Check out these stories that highlight Hispanic/Latinx characters, authors, and real-life role models.

The Fight for What's Right

This powerful play tells the inspiring story of Sylvia Mendez's fight for civil rights. Until the 1940s, many Mexican American kids in California weren't allowed to attend school with white kids. Eight-year-old Sylvia Mendez helped change that.

Martina the Little Cockroach

Your students will love this dramatic adaptation of a Cuban folktale about a beautiful bug and a cake with special powers.

"Mango, Abuela, and Me"

Mia's grandmother comes to live with her -- but doesn't speak English. How will they get to know each other? Find out in Meg Medina's charming fiction piece, which describes the special relationship between a young girl and her grandmother.

"Jesselyn Silva: Tough Girl"

Meet hard-working Jesselyn Silva, a young boxer with big dreams. Her uplifting true story will inspire your students to work hard and never give up.

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