Children's Books to Help Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Episode 22 · September 28th, 2016 · 29 mins 37 secs

About this Episode

Maria Dominguez, executive editor at Scholastic en Español, and Nancy Mercado, editorial director of Scholastic Press, share their experiences reading and editing Spanish-language or Latino-culture-driven children's books in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. They discuss the books they love and recommend, from Sonia Manzano's Becoming Maria to Christina Diaz Gonzalez's Moving Target. Maria also highlights her own experience growing up in Cuba, while Nancy talks about the importance of reading Spanish-language books to her daughters.


  • Maria Dominguez, executive editor, Scholastic en Español

  • Nancy Mercado, editorial director, Scholastic Press

Additional resources:

Books discussed in this episode include:

Special thanks:

  • Music composed by Lucas Elliot Eberl

  • Sound mix and editing by Daniel Jordan and Christopher Johnson

  • Produced by Morgan Baden