Walt Disney World VoluntEARS Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Central Florida Classrooms

As part of the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, Disney VoluntEARS are helping kids in central Florida learn more about Hispanic culture with the aid of a new bilingual book.

The book – Rubia and the Three Osos – is written in English with some Spanish words and is the retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Disney cast members are reading the book in classroom and learning centers around central Florida.

Cast members from the Walt Disney World Resort have participated in VoluntEAR opportunities as part of the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration for many years. The month-long celebration runs from September 15 until October 15.

Rubia and the Three Osos was written by Susan Middleton Elya and illustrated by Caldecott Honor-winning artist Melissa Sweet. The storybook is recommended for kids ages 5 through 8 years old.

The celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month began in 1988 to honor the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans in the United States. The VoluntEARS program started in 1983 at the Disneyland Resort and became a company-wide program in the 1990s.