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National Heritage Month
Hispanic American Heritage Month is Sept. 15 through Oct. 15!
Check out these titles in celebration or stop by the Reference Desk for additional resources.
Latino Leaders Speak: Personal Stories of Struggle and Triumph
by This collection includes the stories of well-known Hispanic American politicians, journalists, authors, businessmen, military officers, and many more. Through their personal narratives, each reflects on being Latino in the U.S.
Call Number: 973 Lat
*New & Popular*
Publication Date: 2017-05-31
Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America
by González begins with the earliest Hispanic influences in this nation before it even came together as the United States of America. He traverses 500 years of history, landing in the 1800s with the role of Latinos in the westward expansion of the country.
Call Number: 973.046 Gon
Publication Date: 2000-03-06
Our America: A Hispanic History of the United States
by [The author] maps the influence of America's Hispanic past, from the explorers and conquistadors who helped colonize Puerto Rico and Florida, to the missionaries and rancheros who settled in California and the 20th-century resurgence in major cities like Chicago and Miami.
Call Number: 973.0468 Fer
Publication Date: 2014-01-20
Brown: The Last Discovery of America
by This title is a discussion of both Hispanic American history and race identity. The author reflects on the array of influence various Hispanic cultures have had on the country. He argues that it is not only the case that Hispanics are changing America, but also the inverse situation.
Call Number: 305.868 Rod
Publication Date: 2003-03-25
The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life
by Twins Ernesto and Raúl Flores flee El Salvador for America when Ernesto fears local gang retaliation. Journalist Markham follows the teens and their story across the border, through immigration, and to California where they meet their brother.
Call Number: 920 Mar
*New & Popular*
Publication Date: 2017-09-12
Rita Moreno: A Memoir
by Moreno shares her remarkable journey from impoverished Puerto Rican girl to Hollywood legend… [After] a harrowing sea voyage with her mother [at age five, Rita] wound up in the harsh barrios of the Bronx, where she discovered dancing, singing, and acting as ways to escape a tumultuous childhood.
Call Number: B Moreno
Publication Date: 2013-03-05
It Calls You Back: An Odyssey through Love, Addictions, Revolution, and Healing
by Beginning with adulthood, this account chronicles the author’s trying life after managing to leave a Los Angeles street gang. Rodríguez overcomes immense obstacles to put his life back together, leaving jail and drugs behind and trying to be a better father.
Call Number: B Rodriguez
Publication Date: 2011-10-04
When I Was Puerto Rican
by Santiago was born in Puerto Rico among many brothers and sisters. Her family’s move to Brooklyn resulted in a tremendous upheaval, requiring the learning of not only a new language but a different culture and set of social customs. As the oldest child, Esmeralda had the difficult job of helping Mami in all of this.
Call Number: B Santiago
Publication Date: 2006-02-28
My Beloved World
by [The] first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court, [Sotomayor] tells the story of her life before becoming a judge… With startling candor and intimacy, [she] recounts her life from [the] Bronx…to the federal bench, a progress that is testament to her extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.
Call Number: B Sotomayor
Publication Date: 2013-01-15