Hispanic Heritage Month

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September 15th is the start of Hispanic Heritage Month and runs through mid-October. During this time, we honor the independence of the following Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Chile with cultural and festive programs!

From our collection

Tales our Abuelitas Told Latin American Folktales Atlas of Hispanic American History

Tales our Abuelitas Told: a Hispanic Folktale Collection by F. Isabel Campoy and Alma Flor Ada

Latin American Folktales: Stories from Hispanic and Indian Traditions edited by John Bierhorst

Atlas of Hispanic-American History by George Ochoa and Carter Smith

Latino History and Culture  

Latino History and Culture by Ilan Stavans

Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla : Father of Mexican Independence by Frank De Varona

Mexican Independence Day and Cinco de Mayo by Dianne MacMillan

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Online Resources

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage!

Activities, resources and organizations from Scholastic.

Hispanic Heritage Biographies

Biographies of historic and contemporary Hispanics.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Statistics, activities, and facts.

Hispanic Vista

"Celebrating Hispanic heritage every day of the year."  Offers commentary and opinion on issues relevant to Hispanics.


Information on hispanic astronauts.

National Register of Historic Places

Hispanic American landmarks.


Hispanic Reading Room: Library of Congress

An overview of the collections the reading room offers.  There are a number of online collections available including 1492: An Ongoing Voyage, the Portuguese in the US, and Hispanic Music and Culture of the Rio Grande.

Latin Grammy Awards

Official site for the annual awards.

Spanish Language

All about the Spanish language.  Also includes information about resources in Spanish.

Recursos en español

Instituto Nacional de Estudios Historicos de las Revoluciones de Mexico

"Información sobre la Revolución mexicana y los sucesos que lo generaron"

Galería de Gobernantes / English version
"Archivos e información sobre los gobernantes de Mexico desde Tenoch en 1325 hasta ahora"

Historia de Mexico para ninos
"sitio interactivo para ninos sobre la historia y gobierno de Mexico"  

Sala Hispánica de Lectura / Library of Congress                                                                                         

Mexican Independence

16 de Septiembre

Description and pictures of the independence day celebration.

Don Miguel Hidalgo

Biographical information on the 'father of Mexico's independence."

El Grito (The Cry)

An explanation of the ringing of the bell and the cry (Grito) announcing Mexican independence.

Mexican Independence

Information about the key figures and events in the fight for Mexican Independence.


League of United Latin American Citizens

Organization that works toward advancing the Hispanic population in the United States.

Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

"To advocate, promote and facilitate the success of Hispanic businesses.