National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place every year from September 15th to October 15th, recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. What better way to honor these momentous achievements than by reading some incredible books celebrating Hispanic and Hispanic American culture?
But with so many great books out there, where should you start? Members of Lawrenceville’s Cultural Affinity club Latinos Unidos have put together a list of their favorites. Check one of these out from The Bunn Library today!
Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros
La Casa en Mango Street/The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
En el Tiempo de las Mariposas/In The Time of The Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
Dominicana: a novel by Angie Cruz
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez
Casi Una Mujer/Almost a Woman by Esmeralda Santiago
Modern Latin America by Peter H. Smith
Too busy with classes to read right now? That’s okay, there are so many different forms of media that celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture. Watch a great movie like Coco, binge watch a fun TV show like One Day at a Time, or listen to the incredible music from a musical like Lin Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights!
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