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National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month

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. 

Books and eBooks

Cover Art for La Florida, Viviana Díaz Balsera and Rachel A. May (editors)
Cover Art for A Concise History of Mexico, Brian R. Hamnett (author)
Cover Art for Migrations and Other Stories, Lisa Hernandez (author)
Cover Art for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Díaz (author)
Cover Art for Caramelo, Sandra Cisneros (author)
Cover Art for Your Brain on Latino Comics, Frederick Luis Aldama (author)
Cover Art for Mexican-American Cuisine, Ilan Stavans (Editor)
Cover Art for Short fiction by Hispanic writers of the United States, Nicolás Kanellos (editor)
Cover Art for American Chica, Marie Arana (author)
Cover Art for Almost Home, H. B. Cavalcanti (author)
Cover Art for Barrios to Burbs, Jody Vallejo (author)
Cover Art for Blurred Borders, Jorge Duany (author)
Cover Art for A Brief History of the Spanish Language, David A. Pharies (author)
Cover Art for Forging People, Jorge Gracia (Editor)
Cover Art for Mexican American Baseball in Ventura County, Richard A. Santillán, et al. (authors)
Cover Art for Archives of Dispossession, Karen R. Roybal (author)
Cover Art for The fourteen sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien, Oscar Hijuelos (author)
Cover Art for Almost a Woman, Esmeralda Santiago (author)
Cover Art for Telling Border Life Stories, Donna M. Kabalen (author)
Cover Art for Resistant Bodies in the Cultural Productions of Transnational Hispanic Caribbean Women, Irune del Rio Gabiola (author)
Cover Art for The American Latino, Salman Akhtar and Solange Margery Bertoglia (editors)
Cover Art for Shattering the Myth, Linda Feyder (editor)
Cover Art for Representing Queer and Transgender Identity, Alexandra Gonzenbach Perkins (author)
Cover Art for Black Cuban, Black American, Evelio Grillo (author)
Cover Art for Boricua Pop,  Frances Negrón-Muntaner (author)
Cover Art for Homecoming Queers, Marivel T. Danielson (author)
Cover Art for The language of blood, John M. Nieto-Phillips (author)

Streaming Videos

Cover Art for Hermanos - Siblings, Laura Plancarte (director)
Cover Art for Santuario, Pilar Timpane and Christine Delph (directors)
Cover Art for Home + Away, Matt Ogens (director)
Cover Art for Foreign Puzzle, Chithra Jeyaram (director)
Cover Art for Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer's Journey, Yvan Iturriaga and Raymond Telles (directors)
Cover Art for The Graduates/Los Graduados, Bernardo Ruiz (director)
Cover Art for Mercedes Sosa, Rodrigo H. Vila (director)
Cover Art for Entre Nos, Paola Mendoza and Gloria La Morte (directors)
Cover Art for My Bolivia, Rick Tejada-Flores (director)
Cover Art for Amerikanuak: Spanish Basque Immigrants Living in the American West, Ignacio Reig (director)
Cover Art for Ancient Maya Metropolis, Leif Kaldor (director)
Cover Art for Cuban America, Cuban America (director)

Books from our Popular, Juvenile, and Graphic Novel Collections

Cover Art for The Poet X, Elizabeth Acevedo (author)
Cover Art for I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, Erika L. Sánchez (author)
Cover Art for Mexican Gothic, Silvia Moreno-Garcia (author)
Cover Art for The Low, Low Woods, Carmen Maria Machado (author)
Cover Art for The Haunting of Alejandra, V. Castro (author)
Cover Art for All of us with wings, Michelle Ruiz Keil (author)
Cover Art for Barely Missing Everything, Matt Mendez (author)
Cover Art for Separate Is Never Equal, Duncan Tonatiuh (author)
Cover Art for Julieta and the Diamond Enigma, Luisana Duarte Armendariz (author)
Cover Art for Enchanted Air, Margarita Engle (author)
Cover Art for Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes, Juan Felipe Herrera (author)
Cover Art for Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away, Meg Medina (author)
Cover Art for Abuela, Arthur Dorros (author)
Cover Art for Paths, Alma Flor Ada (author)
Cover Art for Arroz Con Leche, Lulu Delacre (author)
Cover Art for A Doll for Navidades, Esmeralda Santiago (author)
Cover Art for Juana and Lucas, Juana Medina (author)
Cover Art for Allie, First at Last, Angela Cervantes (author)