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Library: Ellis Family Teen Center: Latinx & Hispanice Heritage

National Hispanic Heritage Month

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Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

We are seeing more books come out by Latinx authors, and we can continue to support this trend by buying, reading and talking about stories written by them. If you are looking to do just that, you might find something to spark your interest from the recommendations below. Happy Reading!



Furia - Mendez
Don't Ask Me Where I'm From - De Leon
We Are Not From Here - Sanchez
A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow - Namey
Like a Love Song - Martins
With the Fire on High - Acevedo
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter - Sanchez
The New David Espinoza - Aceves
Clap When You Land - Acevedo
Juliet Takes a Breath - Rivera
Don't Date Rosa Sanches - Moreno
Meet Cute Diary - Lee
Once Upon a Quinceanera - Gomez-Hira
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass - Medina
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life - Saenz



Miss Meteor - Mejia
Cemetery Boys - Thomas
Each of Us a Desert - Oshira
Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything - Gilliland
Incendiary - Cordova
Never Look Back - Rivera
Nocturna - Motayne
They Both Die at the End - Silvera
Infinity Son - Silvera
We Set the Dark on Fire - Mejia
Woven in Moonlight - Ibanez
When the Moon Was Ours - McLemore
Labyrinth Lost - Cordova
The Living - De La Pena