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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15) by honoring the accomplishments of Hispanic authors. Here’s a list of several YA books by great Hispanic authors that you can try:

  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
  • Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero
  • The Living by Matt de la Peña
  • The Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork
  • The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey
  • Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
  • The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist by Margarita Engle
  • Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez
  • The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  • When Reason Breaks by Cindy Rodriguez
  • Becoming Maria by Sonia Manzano

Tutu Tuesday: Principal Dancer Sonia Rodriguez in the Act III wedding tutu in The Sleeping Beauty.

Did you know that there are two types of classical tutus? The pancake tutu has a very short, stiff skirt that extends straight outwards from the hips in a flat pancake shape whereas the bell tutu has a longer, stiff skirt with a slight bell shape. Tutus with a bell-shaped skirt were popularized in paintings by Degas and are often referred to as Degas tutus.