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National Hispanic American Heritage Month 2021

About National Hispanic American Heritage Month

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.

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period. (from the National Hispanic American Heritage website)

Gallery of Books At Roanoke College and Hollins Reflecting Hispanic American Heritage


Latinos and the New Immigrant Church

by David A Badillo

BR563.H57 B33 2006  



Hispanics in the United States: A Demographic, Social, and Economic History, 1980-2005

by Laird W. Bergad and Herbert S Klein

 HU-General Coll   E184.S75 B47 201


Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes

by Juan Felipe Herrera, author and Raúl Colón, illustrator

HU-Juvenile Coll - E184.S75 H486 2014 


The Politics of Latino Education

edited by David L Leal and Kenneth J. Meier 

LC2669 .P65 2011  


The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature

edited by Ilan Stavans and Edna Acosta-Belén

PS508.H57 N65 2011 


Making Hispanics: How Activists, Bureaucrats, and Media Constructed a New American

by G. Cristina Mora

HU-General Coll   E184.S75 M663 2014


Latino Mass Mobilization: Immigration, Racialization, and Activism

by Chris Zepeda-Millán

HU-General Coll   E184.S75 Z47 2017


New Faces, New Voices: The Hispanic Electorate in America

by Marisa Abrajano and R. Michael Alvarez

E184.S75 A65 2010  


El Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition

by David E. Hayes-Bautista

HU-General Coll   F870.S75 H384 2012


Latino Americans and Political Participation: A Reference Handbook

by Sharon Ann Navarro and Armando Xavier Mejia

E184.S75 L3557 2004 


Latinx: The New Force in American Politics and Culture

by Ed Morales

HU-General Coll   E184.S75 M666 2018  


Latinos: Remaking America

by Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco and Mariela Páez

E184.S75 L37 2002 


Hispanic / Latino Identity: A Philosophical Perspective

by Jorge J. E Gracia

E184.S75 G67 2000


The Poet X: A Novel

by Elizabeth Acevedo

Juv. PZ7.5.A35 Po 2018 


They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems

by David Bowles

Juv. PZ7.5.B69 Th 2018


100 Love Sonnets = Cien Sonetos de Amor

by Pablo Neruda 

PQ8097.N4 C513 1986 


A Companion to US Latino Literatures

edited by Carlota Caulfield and Darién J. Davis

PQ7070 .C66 2007  


The Cambridge Companion to Latina/o American Literature

edited by John Morán González

PQ7081.A1 C347 2016  


Being Brown in Dixie: Race, Ethnicity, and Latino Immigration in the New South

edited by Cameron D Lippard and Charles A Gallagher 

F220.S75 B45 2011  


The Ancient Maya

by Robert J Sharer and Loa P Traxler

F1435 .S53 2006 


The Guatemala Reader: History, Culture, Politics

edited by Greg Grandin, Deborah Levenson-Estrada, and Elizabeth Oglesby

F1466 .G877 2011  

Gallery of E-Books Reflecting Hispanic America History and Experience available to RC community


Latino Stats: American Hispanics by the Numbers

by Idelisse Malavé and Esti Giordani


Hermanas: Deepening Our Identity and Growing Our Influence

by Natalia Kohn, Noemi Vega Quiño, and Kristy Garza Robinson


Kalman Silvert : Engaging Latin America, Building Democracy

edited by Abraham F. Lowenthal and Martin Weinstein