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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Books!

Each year the U.S. celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. The holiday was started by President Lyndon Johnson as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 and was expanded to a month by President Ronald Reagan in 1988. The observation begins on September 15 because that date is the anniversary of independence day for several Latin American countries. 

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.

Study Notes

Celebrate Latinx & Hispanic Stories

A list of reading suggestions from Penguin Random House.

The 20 Best Books by Latinx Authors You’ll Want to Read Right Now

A reading list compiled by Reader’s Digest. 

Hispanic Heritage Month

From the U.S. National Archives.

President Biden’s Proclamation on National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2021

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