May 5th is Cinco de Mayo. What is Cinco de Mayo? In the U.S. it's become an excuse to eat out at Mexican restaurants, which is not a bad thing, but the holiday, also known in Mexico as El Día de la Batalla de Puebla, is a celebration of Mexican heritage.
If you don't already have dinner plans at la Carreta or Mi Mexico Lindo, come borrow one of these Mexican cookbooks and "cook up" your own celebration:
Bollin, S. K. Quick-n-Easy Mexican Recipes: Marvelous Mexican Meals, in Minutes! [641.5972 BOL]
Burckhardt, Ann. The People of Mexico and Their Food. [J 641.5972 BUR]
Drummond, Ree. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays: 140 Step-by-Step Recipes for Simple, Scrumptious Celebrations. [641.568 DRU]
Wise, Victoria. The Vegetarian Table: Mexico. [641.5972 WIS]
A fun Cinco de Mayo picture book for the little ones is Cinco de Mouse-O! by Judy Cox [JP COX].