Books for Hispanic Heritage Month
Hear about four books for young readers to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month (9/15-10/15), plus a balloon workshop and family game nights, from Carol Roberts, head of Young People’s Services at Troy Public Library. “Diamond Park” (Phillippe Diederich, 2022), a fictional tale of three teens trying to clear a friend of murder charges in Mexico, explores the complexities of Latinx culture. “Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music” (Margarita Engle, 2015) captures the true story of a Cuban girl who became a world-class drummer with poetic writing and beautiful illustrations. In “Maya and the Beast” (2022) Maya Gabeira tells her own story of becoming a world-class surfer in Brazil. “Abuelita and I Make Flan” (Adriana Hernandez, 2022) is a picture book for younger readers about a girl and her grandmother cooking together. The Library sponsors family games nights every Monday evening, and will be hosting a balloon “twisting” workshop on 10/10 open to ages 7-17. For details, visit thetroyllibrary.org. Produced by Brea Barthel for Hudson Mohawk Magazine.