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Latinx Heritage Month

Summary: National Latinx Heritage Month is observed September 15-October 15.

Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month

Thursday, September 15, marks the beginning of National Latinx Heritage Month. We celebrate our Latinx community to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success.

Our Ethnic Studies Department has compiled a variety of engaging resources for educators and families that highlight books, community events, and more.

National Latinx Heritage Month is observed September 15 – October 15.

Books: Primary

  • “A Journey Toward Hope” by Victor Hinojosa and Coert Voorhees
  • “Abuela” by Arthur Dorros
  • “Alma and How She Got Her Name” by Juana Martinez-Neal
  • “Dreamers” by Yuyi Morales
  • “How Tia Lola Came to Stay” by Julia Alvarez
  • “Mama’s Nightingale” by Edwidge Danticat
  • “Mango, Abuela, and Me” by Meg Medina
  • “My Two Border Towns” by David Bowles
  • “Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre” by Anika Aldamuy Denise
  • “Separate is Never Equal” by Duncan Tonatiuh
  • “Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx” by Jonah Winter

Books: Secondary

  • “Cemetery Boys” by Aiden Thomas
  • “Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From” by Jennifer De Leon
  • “Juliet Takes a Breath” by Gabby Rivera
  • “Mexican Whiteboy” by Matt De La Pena

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