Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo (5th of May) is a national holiday in Mexico. On that date in 1862 Mexican troops defeated invading French forces in a battle at Puebla, Mexico. This holiday is a festive celebration of the heritage of Mexican Americans. In many cities there are parades and events featuring Mexican culture, music, dancing, and food.

To learn more about Cinco De Mayo, check out these amazing books located in the school’s library:

Cinco de mayo : a Mexican holiday about unity and pride
Book Call #: 394.26972 GAR Garcia, James.
Proud heritage
Published 2003
Reading Level: 6.7 Interest Level: 3-6
Accelerated Reader® Level: 6.1 / 1.0 pts.

Cinco de Mayo
Book Call #: 394.26/SCH Schaefer, Lola M., 1950-
Holidays and celebrations
Published 2000
Reading Level: 1.8 Interest Level: K-3
Accelerated Reader® Level: 2.3 / 0.5 pts.

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About ajamison

Andrea Jamison is a self-published author, educator, and professional librarian with over 15 years of experience working in schools and libraries. She has experience working with students at the elementary, high school, and college level. This unique combination of experience gives her the foresight needed to help plan and implement innovative library services that are designed to help students throughout their academic pursuits.