Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th. Started in 1968, this month is dedicated to honoring the histories, cultures and contributions of those in the Latinx community. It begins in the middle of the month of September because the 15th is the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, with Mexico and Chile coming after, on the 16th and 18th. This culture is vibrant and its history important. That said, here is a selection of books for all ages that celebrate the intricacies of what Hispanic heritage truly means. 




Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music
Viva Frida
La Madre Goose: Nursery Rhymes for Los Niños
Mango, Abuela, and Me
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match


The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora
Forest World
Lucky Broken Girl
Maximilian & the Mystery of the Guardian Angel: a Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller
The First Rule of Punk


The Radius of Us
More Happy Than Not
The Go-Between
Us, In Progress: Short Stories About Young Latinos
North of Happy


The House on Mango Street
Make Your Home Among Strangers
A Cup of Water Under My Bed
Love in the Time of Cholera
The Book of Unknown Americans


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