Activities for Hispanic Heritage Month

  • Kids research and list countries that speak Spanish. The objective is to learn about these countries and find geographically.
  • Kids pick one Hispanic artist, scientist, and athlete to write a short biography and complement with pictures. The objective is to highlight the variety of fields where Hispanics may be successful.
  • Kids pick one or two books by a Hispanic author to read. Write a short bio about the author or write a short story inspired on the characters of the books. The objective is to learn about an author’s journey and use their creativity to write a story.
  • Kids listen to music in Spanish and pick their favorite. The objective is to appreciate music.
  • Kids choose one country to research and create a presentation. The objective is to learn to research to include meaningful facts about a place.
  • Kids watch a movie in Spanish (with subtitles in English). The objective is to be open minded about other languages.

List or Notable Latinos in different fields (Work in Progress)

  • Sonia Sotomayor (Supreme Court Justice
  • Ellen Ochoa (astronaut)
  • Gustavo Dudamel (orchestra conductor)
  • Shakira (singer)
  • Jennifer Lopez (singer/actor)
  • Celia Cruz (singer)
  • Selena Quintanilla (singer)
  • Alexandra Ocasio Cortez (politician)
  • Julian Castro (politician)
  • Cesar Chavez (activist)
  • Rita Moreno (actor)
  • Roberto Clemente (athlete)
  • Manny Ramirez (athlete)
  • George Lopez (actor)
  • America Ferrara (actor/activist)
  • PitBull (singer)
  • Bad Bunny (singer)
  • Gloria Estefan (singer)
  • Lin Manuel Miranda (composer/actr/activist)
  • Cardi B (singer/activist)
  • Ricky Martin (singer/activist)
  • Carlos Valdes (actor)
  • Oscar Isaac (actor)
  • Lupita Nyong’o (actor)
  • Neil Schusterman (writer)
  • Mark Anthony (singer)
  • Jorge Ramos (journalist)
  • Franklin Chang Diaz (astronaut)
  • Isabel Allende (writer)
  • Alma Flor Ada (writer)
  • Meg Medina (Writer)
  • Margarita Engle (writer)
  • Eva Longoria (Actor)
  • Sylvia Mendez (Activist)
  • Julia Alvarez (writer)
  • Dolores Huerta (Activist)

Mariana Llanos

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I’m Mariana Llanos and I write books for children and poetry in English and Spanish. I am originally from Lima, Peru, but now I live in Oklahoma with my husband, our three children and our dog, Juliet. I started writing poetry since I was very young. I loved reading so much that I wanted to create my own stories to share with the world. I published my first book, Tristan Wolf in 2013. Since then, I haven’t stopped, and I have many more stories, poems, and project that I want to share with YOU!

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