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Cinco de Mayo: A Mexican Holiday about Unity and Pride

Cover: Cinco de Mayo: A Mexican Holiday about Unity and Pride

Introduces the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo, its meaning, origins, and how it is celebrated.

Table of Contents

  • The History behind Cinco de Mayo
  • Celebrating Cinco de Mayo
  • Making Your Own Fiesta
  • The Meaning of Cinco de Mayo
  • Timeline
  • Glossary
  • Further Information
  • Index




  • Suggested Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Suggested Reading Level: Grade 5
  • Guided Reading Level: W
  • ATOS Reading Level: 6.1
  • ATOS Interest Level: LG
  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 67974
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0

BISAC Subjects


A Review of "A Proud Heritage: The Hispanic Library" in School Library Journal

These large-font, easy-to-read texts are illustrated with lots of color photographs. Latinos includes historical narratives and an overview of the largest Hispanic populations—Cubans, Mexicans, and Puerto Ricans. One chapter introduces famous Hispanic Americans from different fields. Though not enough information is given for reports, a brief synopsis on immigrants from the Dominican Republic and Central and South America is provided. Cinco do Mayo discusses the meaning, history, and ways to celebrate this significant Mexican holiday. Simple recipes and flower-making crafts are included. These well-designed books will help to meet the increasingly high demand for information on Latino history and culture.

A Review of "A Proud Heritage: The Hispanic Library" in Children's Bookwatch

The outstanding ‘Proud Heritage’ Hispanic Library series shouldn’t be missed by any library seeking a representative sampling of Latin history for grades 3-6. James Garcia’s Cinco De Mayo and Ann Gaine’s Cesar E. Chavez provide about forty pages each of black and white and color photos of history and Latin insights. Add larger print and eye-catching covers and you have titles which will receive lasting library attention.


Author: James Garcia


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