Read to Lead Series: Hispanic Heritage Month

The Clinton Presidential Center’s Read to Lead Series is all about helping young learners become great readers, leaders, and active citizens. We will explore some interesting topics, like how to be a good member of your community and learn more about yourself and the culture and history of our neighbors.

Register here for this program.

Join us in October as we read about influential voices during Hispanic Heritage Month, which recognizes the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements in the U.S. You will get to listen to some great stories from some amazing books and even get the chance to make some accessible crafts and participate in music-making activities. 

This enriching event is free to the public. Children attending the event may tour the Clinton Center’s exhibits, including “Dinosaur Explorer,” for free with a paid adult admission. Join us on October 7 for fun, learning, and celebration!

Book 1: “Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juezque crecio en el Bronx” by Jonah Winter

Before Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor took her seat in our nation’s highest court, she was just a little girl in the South Bronx. Justice Sotomayor didn’t have a lot growing up, but she had what she needed — her mother’s love, a will to learn, and her own determination. With bravery, she became the person she wanted to be. With hard work, she succeeded. With little sunlight and only a modest plot from which to grow, Justice Sotomayor bloomed for the whole world to see.

Antes de que la magistrada de la Corte Suprema Sonia Sotomayor llegara al máximo tribunal de nuestra nación, no era más que una niñita en el South Bronx. La magistrada Sotomayor no tuvo mucho durante sus primeros años, pero sí tuvo lo que contaba — el amor de su madre, la voluntad de aprender y su propia determinación. Con valentía se hizo la persona que quería ser. Con trabajo arduo triunfó. Con un poquito de sol en un solarcito donde crecer, la magistrada Sotomayor floreció para que todo el mundo la vea.

Book 2: “The Life of – La Vida De Selena” by Patty Rodriquez and Ariana Stein

Selena’s career started at a young age when she became lead singer in her family’s band, Selena Y Los Dinos. She went on to become an award-winning artist with albums like Amor Prohibido and Selena Live, and earned the title “Queen of Tejano Music.” Your little one will learn that Selena’s favorite food was pizza and that the most important people in the world to her were her familia and fans.

La carrera de Selena comenzó a una edad temprana cuando se convirtió en la cantante principal de la banda de su familia, Selena Y Los Dinos. Se convirtió en una artista galardonada con álbumes como Amor Prohibido y Selena Live, y se ganó el título de “Reina de la Música Tejana”. Su pequeña/o/e aprenderá que la comida favorita de Selena era la pizza y que las personas más importantes del mundo para ella eran su familia y sus fans.


Dinosaurs: August 5

Constitution Day: September 2