In all cultures the world over, mothers are special beings. Though we enjoy kisses and hugs every day, it’s nice to be honored each May on Mother’s Day. As with any other holiday, this day is an opportunity to delight in Spanish and bilingual literature with your little ones. Today’s list includes libros for you to enjoy on your own (along with that breakfast in bed that your kids will bring you?) and some to share with your children, all centered on the theme of motherhood and family.
Delight in your role as a mother by ordering some or all of these titles from La Tiendita and extending the sentiments of Mother’s Day to your reading hour year-round.
Libros para madres (for moms):
Madre & I: A Memoir of Our Immigrant Lives by Guillermo Reyes
Las Mamis: Favorite Latino Authors Remember their Mothers by Esmeralda Santiago and Joie Davidow
Madre: Perilous Journeys with a Spanish Noun by Liza Bakewell
Sopa de pollo para el alma de la madre: relatos que conmueven el corazón y ponen fuego en el espíritu by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jennifer Read Hawthorne and Marci Shimoff
Mamá: Hijas Latinas Celebran a Sus Madres by Maria Perez-Brown
Libros para niños (for kids):
Love to Mamá: A Tribute to Mothers by Pat Mora
Antonios’s Card/La tarjeta de Antonio by Rigoberto Gonzalez
En las Piernas de Mamá/On Mother’s Lap by Ann Herbert Scott
Mother’s Day, El Día de las Madres by Ana Consuelo Matiella
¿Eres mi mama? by P.D. Eastman
What books can you add to this list?
¡Feliz Día de las Madres! Happy Mother’s Day!