Skip To Main Content

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15 every year.  It is the one time throughout the year that shines a spotlight on the contributions that Latinos make to our economy, culture and society.  It is a perfect opportunity to raise awareness and celebrate the different cultures that make up our Pirate family. 

To celebrate, some of our own staff take time to share a children’s story that represents the Hispanic culture.

Just Ask by Sonia Sotomayor and Rafael Lopez

Read by Paige Cherry

"We can choose to be a character in a story written by someone else or we can choose to be an author of our own story." 

-Ruby Garcia

El Chupacabras by Adam Rubin and Crash McCreery

Read by Diana Roman

“Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.”

-Cesar Chavez

Martina the Beautiful Coachroach by Carmen Agra Deedy

Read by Elise Wiggs

"Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month is a great start in ensuring that all voices are represented in Crandall ISD. It is so important so our students and community members feel welcomed and valued."

-Elise Wiggs

Waiting for the Biblioburro by Monica Brown

Read by Amalia Meza

“Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month is a great opportunity to get to learn about other people’s cultures--it’s not only celebrated in Mexico, but several other Latin American countries celebrate it as well. It makes me feel a lot of joy and pride when other people want to learn about my culture. As a first-generation Mexican American, I want my children to carry on some of these traditions and customs because it’s part of us and what makes us unique. Celebrating people’s differences is important—it brings our community together and it allows our students the ability to “travel” in their classrooms even if they are unable to physically.”

-Amalia Meza