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By Jon, Wenatchee Public Library

Originally signed into law Sept. 17, 1968, and observed for only a week, Hispanic Heritage has been celebrated in America for 53 years. Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15 both to commemorate the inauguration of this law in 1968 and because it correlates with the independence dates of many South American countries, such as Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua (all on September 15), as well as Mexico (September 16) and Chile (September 18). 

Hispanic Heritage was at first intended to introduce the American public to a growing culture within their communities. Today it is still celebrated for the same reason, as we honor our differences and embrace diversity. Below are works in our library collections by hispanic authors of many different nationalities and descents, which give a small insight into their culture and community.

Adult

Dominicana by Angie Cruz Print, eAudioBook

Cantoras by Carolina de Robertis Print Spanish

Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands by Jorge Amado Print

Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli Print, eBook, eAudioBook

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Print, eBook, eAudioBook DVD

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Teen

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo Print, Spanish eBook, eAudioBook

Mexican White Boy by Matt de la Peña Print

City of Beasts by Isabel Allende Print, eBook

We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez Print, eAudioBook

Enrique’s Journey by Sona Nazario Print, eBook

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Children

Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty Print, Spanish eBook, eAudioBook

Mango, Abuela, and Me by Meg Medina Print Spanish

Rainbow Weaver by Lnda Elovitz Marshall Print

Yes! We Are Latinos by Alma Flor Ada Print, eBook

Waiting for the Biblioburro by Monica Brown Print

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Movies

Cesar Chavez

Selena

Dolores

McFarland USA

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There are also many movies and documentaries on our online streaming service Kanopy celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

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