Beginning September 15th and continuing through the middle of October, it is Hispanic Heritage Month, a time set aside to recognize and celebrate Hispanic history and culture.
!. Use your Library card to explore the history and culture of Latinos including hundreds of primary source documents like maps, images, audio clips, interviews, music, speeches, documents and links to relevant websites, and more at The Latino American Experience.
2. Stream movies from Kanopy. Their selections include the categories history, immigration & identity, and Hispanic Americans in film.
3. For e-book readers and audiobook listeners, browse through OverDrive's Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month collection to easily find a wide range of titles from biographies and mysteries to romance and science fiction. There are hundreds of selections for you to choose from.
4. Listen to this wonderful video read aloud that encourages and empowers kids (and all of us) to overcome troubles and obstacles that seem like insurmountable barriers. This stunning picture book called Bright Star, is read by the author, Yuyi Morales, and is as good a listen for teens and adults as it is for children! You can also listen to Morales read aloud Niño Wrestles the World, Viva Frida, and Dreamers. She is a wonderful reader!
You can find many books to share with children in our collection of Pura Belpre Medal winners. This medal is awarded each year for both writing and illustration to recognize literature that best celebrates the Latino cultural experience. Yuyi Morales has been awarded the Pura Belpre Medal for illustration for many of her beautiful books:
4. Our staff has also created several booklists featuring titles written by talented Latinx authors. Choose one of these outstanding books by writers whose writing is made unique and compelling by the ancestry they trace to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South American or other Spanish-speaking countries in the Caribbean. Read one, listen to one, suggest one for your book club, or read one to your child or class!
Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 - New Releases
Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15) calls for a shoutout to some of this year's new releases by Latine/x/a/o authors for adult and teen readers.
Teen & Adult National Hispanic Heritage Month Picks
I hope you enjoy these picks and get to know more about these authors and their incredible work!
Hispanic Heritage Month for Kids
Book selections written by Hispanic authors for kids ages 0-12.
Hispanic American Voices for Kids
Explore other viewpoints and journeys in some of these books!
Children's Libros en Español
Libros en Español e Inglés enfocados en la belleza, poder y orgullo de Latinidad. – Books in Spanish and English with a focus on the beauty, power, and pride of Latinidad.
Hispanic Heritage Month is a way to celebrate and appreciate the vivid history, traditions, and diversity of the Hispanic/Latinx community! The selection below represents just a small portion of the many important literary contributions that writers from this varied culture have made over the years.