National Hispanic Heritage Month starts September 15 and is celebrated through October 15. It begins mid-month to commemorate El Grito de Dolores (the Cry of Delores), the event that started the Mexican War of Independence in 1810. The 30-day celebration is packed with important historical Latin and South American dates. Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Chile all celebrate their independence during the month and October 12th is Día de la Raza, a holiday that has evolved to honor the indigenous people of the Americas.

Here are just a few documentaries and books exploring Hispanic culture and history you can get through the library. There are so many more! Chat with us 24/7.

The Latino List

HBO presents a unique glimpse into the vibrant and burgeoning culture of Hispanic America through a series of highly personal video portraits of Latinos who have richly contributed to the fabric of contemporary society.

Finding Your Roots

Henry Louis Gates explores the deep Mexican roots of talk show host Mario Lopez and comedian Melissa Villaseñor, uncovering ancestors stretching back to the 1500s.

25 Latino Craft Projects

A perfect book if you’re in the Teacher Education Program or have little ones in your life. 25 fun, creative ways to celebrate everything from El Día del Niño to Navidad!

Woman of Light

Merging two multi-generational storylines in Colorado, Kali Fajardo-Anstine presents a novel of family love, secrets, and survival. 

PS – Want to get more involved with promoting and celebrating Latin American culture? Check out the new Latin American Student Association (LASA) at Reynolds!

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