September 15-October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. According to the Library of Congress, the observation officially started in 1968 and is intended to celebrate "the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America."
The Swisher Library has many items, in print and electronic formats, available to learn about Hispanic people and their stories. The books linked on this guide are a small sample of what the Library has available. Search the Library's catalog for additional resources. There are also numerous streaming videos on this guide that are available through Kanopy. These streaming videos offer educational and intimate looks at Hispanic lives, ideas, art, and more. Visit Kanopy's National Hispanic Heritage Month hub to explore more streaming videos.
To learn more about National Hispanic Heritage Month, visit the National Hispanic Heritage Month official website from the Library of Congress.