Celebrando el Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana

Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana or National Hispanic Heritage Month, is celebrated September 15 through Oct 15 to coincide with the independence of several Latin American countries.  This year's theme, "Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope" invites us  to consider a better future by holding onto our resilience and hope.

As this NPR article states, the types of stories told during Hispanic Heritage Month are as important as the celebrations happening across the country. Ginn and Tufts librarians have curated a list of books, films and other media that highlight the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history and culture of the US.  

To learn more about the creation and evolution of National Hispanic Heritage Month or ways to recognize Hispanic heritage, people, and culture, visit The Library of Congress website

Follow @GinnLibrary on Instagram to let us know what you are reading, listening to and watching to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month.  

Check out these titles and more!

Books at Tufts

Dominicana by Angie Cruz

Things we lost in the fire: stories by Mariana Enriquez

Open veins of Latin America: five centuries of the pillage of a continent by Eduardo Galeano

Black in Latin America by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Lina Bo Bardi by Zeuler Rocha Mello de Almeida Lima

Zilia Sánchez : soy isla by Vesela Sretenović 

The invention of Latin American music : a transnational history by Pablo Palomino

Diversity and Inclusion in Latin American and Caribbean Workplaces: Experiences, Opportunities, and Challenges edited by Carlos Tasso Eira de Aquino and Ronald R.  Rojas

Films available on Kanopy

Precious Knowledge

Raising Victor Vargas

Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It

Los Punks: We Are All We Have

I Am the Queen: A Celebration of Chicago's Puerto Rican Transgender Community

On DVD at Tisch

Roma,  Alfonso Cuarón (Mexico)

Machuca, Andres Wood (Chile)

Cocote, Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias (Dominican Republic)

On YouTube

Waylaid in Tijuana by Katrina Burgess, Tim Ouilette, Aída Silva Hernández