A lot of Latino kids grow not given a chance to read. Several factors are taken into consideration, and they are the reasons why we are recommending these top 5 books, for Latino parents to make their children love to read books.
Some of the factors considered include low education levels, low family income, cultural differences and language barrier. What many parents don't know is that teaching kids to read and eventually love doing it needs not to take a lot of money and a high level of education.
Here, take a look at five of the best books you can find on Amazon. They are guaranteed good reads, not to mention, budget-friendly.
This is a celebration of building a home with the things one always carries-things that are unseen like once's dreams, hopes, history and resilience.
"Dreamers" is the story of, as Amazon described it, "Finding your way in a new place," exploring a world that's not familiar, and discovering the best part of it. It also conveys a message that during dark days, there's a promise of brighter tomorrows.
This colorfully illustrated picture book is an inspiration for kids, and tells a story of a family "at the myriads of migrantes."
An award-winning picture book, "Where are You From?" depicts the story of a girl who is continually thrown simple questions that don't have simple answers.
The leading online store recommends this as a "great conversation starter" at home or in the classroom. It is a children's book for Latino kids to share with others.
This good read presents themes of self-identity, home and acceptance. It is a powerful, lyrical picture book written not just for young readers, but for the not-so-young, as well regardless of their backgrounds and colors.
For families who once, felt and have been feeling they' don't belong, this is an ideal book to read to be inspired and uplifted.
This book serves as a 2-in-1 book that lets Latino kids read and engage in over "50 hands-on activities, games and crafts."
It will help kids unleash their highest potential. It also lets young readers discover the diversity of Latino culture while teaching them about Hispanic American history.
Among the things children can learn from "A Guide to Latino History..." include dancing the Dominican Republic's "merengue," writing a short story through Columbia's "magical realism" and creating Puerto Rico's vegigante mask, among others.
Parents can definitely relate to this story, especially that more often than not, they talk to their children about how to make friends with others but not so much about being friends with themselves.
In, "Listening with My Heart..." kids will learn and apply self-acceptance, "positive self-talk" and building emotional happiness and well-being, to name a few.
Here Esperanza, the main character in the story discovers a heart-shaped rock which she considers a reminder to share to the world, love and kindness.
Lastly, this book is a reminder for both adults and kids of being friends with themselves. It touches the universal themes of empathy, kindness and friendship, as well.
For those who want good laugh for their kids while reading, this book is a perfect find. Undeniably a witty story, the "three little tamales" are being cooled off on a window ledge.
A tortilla then rolls by and tells the tamales, and they'd be eaten, so they better run. The three tamales jump out with the first, running out to the prairie and constructs a "house of sagebrush."
The second then runs to a cornfield and starts building "a house of cornstalks." The third tamale runs to the desert and constructs a house made of cactus. Here's the exciting thing about it. Here comes the Big Bad Wolf who's planning to blow the tamales' house down.
Whose house will remain to stand? That's for the parents and children to find out when they get to own the book.