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Hispanic Heritage Month 2023

by Heather Glasby on 2023-09-26T09:46:00-04:00 | 0 Comments

Today's Post was written by Librarian Josefine Smith.

Since 1968, the United States has officially recognized people with Hispanic heritage. Originally just a week celebration, California State Representative Esteban Torres pushed for a month long celebration that finally came to bear in 1988, when Ronald Reagan expanded Hispanic Heritage Week into a month that runs from September 15th -October 15th (“The Creation and Evolution of the National Hispanic Heritage Celebration”).

This month has meaning for many Hispanic cultures: that 30-day period “is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18” (“About National Hispanic Heritage Month”).

This year's theme is: 'Vive tu cultura'

Here is the library’s Hispanic heritage Month reading list:

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Works Cited

“The Creation and Evolution of the National Hispanic Heritage Celebration.” US House of Representatives: History, Art & Archives, https://history.house.gov/HistoricalHighlight/Detail/15032398402.

Acevedo, Elizabeth. The Poet X : A Novel. First edition., HarperTeen: HarperCollins Publishers, 2018.

Congress, The Library of, et al. “National Hispanic American Heritage Month 2022.” National Hispanic American Heritage Month, https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/about/.

Delacre, Lulu. “The Year I Turned Ten.” Horn Book Magazine, vol. 97, no. 3, Jan. 2021, pp. 46–51. British Library Document Supply Centre, https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=sso&db=edsbl&AN=RN626539632&site=eds-live&scope=site&custid=s3915936

González, Lucía M., and Lulu Delacre. The Storyteller’s Candle. Children’s Book Press, 2008. 

Ryan, Pam Muñoz. Esperanza Rising. 1st ed., Scholastic Press, 2000.

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