Since our children won't really be taught about some of the amazing contributions Latinos have made to this country, it's up to us to teach them. What better way to do that than through children's books? In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we've come up with a list of books that will help you introduce your children to some amazing Latinos and their outstanding accomplishments. 

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Check them out below and make sure your kids read them--they'll be proud of their roots!

Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa 1

Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa

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Read Veronica Chambers' Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa to your niños so they can learn all about the most amazing Salsa singer ever. The unique and vibrant illustrations will bring the story of Celia Cruz to life.

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Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez 2

Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez

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Your kids need to know about this inspiring migrant worker who dedicated his life to social justice. Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez should be one of those books used in all elementary schools to teach children of all backgrounds about the amazing contributions of Latinos in the United States.

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Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx 3

Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx

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Every Latino child should know about the first Latina to become a Supreme Court Justice and Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows Up in the Bronx, is the perfect book to teach them all about this orgullo latino.

Tito Puente, Mambo King 4

Tito Puente, Mambo King

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Tito Puente, Mambo King is only one of many biographies of famous Latinos and Latin Americans prolific children's author Monica Brown has written. If you want your children to know about this five-time Grammy Award winner, this tribute to an amazing musical legend is the one for you.

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Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers 5

Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers

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Like the biography of Cesar Chavez, this is a must-read if you're raising Latino children. Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers will teach them about one of the greatest Latino civil rights activists who made a huge difference in the lives of Latinos today.

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We'll Never Forget You, Roberto Clemente 6

We'll Never Forget You, Roberto Clemente

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Teach your children about a Latino legend! In We'll Never Forget You, Roberto Clemente, your kids will learn about the exeptional Puerto Rican who was the first Latino inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Ellen Ochoa: First Latina Astronaut 7

Ellen Ochoa: First Latina Astronaut

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A biography of the first Latina in space, Ellen Ochoa: First Latina Astronaut is excellent proof for your kids that anything is possible. It's also an inspiring story for those kids, especially girls, interested in science and math.