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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: 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  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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Mexican Independence 
Activities, resources and organizations from Scholastic.
Biographies of historic and contemporary Hispanics.
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.
Hispanic American landmarks.
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.
"Información sobre la Revolución mexicana y los sucesos que lo generaron"
Historia de Mexico para ninos 
"sitio interactivo para ninos sobre la historia y gobierno de Mexico"
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.
Organization that works toward advancing the Hispanic population in the United States.
"To advocate, promote and facilitate the success of Hispanic businesses.