Resources for Latinx Hispanic Heritage Month 2021
As we celebrate Latinx Hispanic Heritage Month, the following Libraries resources are available:
- Latin American Studies Research Guide
- Belfer Latin American 45s Digital Collection
- Various books by Latinx and Hispanic authors, published within the last decade, aiming to illuminate newer works and voices from these communities. Examples of books include:
- The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo – Slam poetry, about a slam poet, written by a slam poet. This New York Times best-seller sets the scene in Harlem, where Xiomara Batista, an Afro-Latina heroine, finds her truth through writing. Although intended for young audiences, this coming-of-age tale tackles family and faith in a way that anyone can enjoy.
- The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara – set in 1980 in New York City, it’s a tragic story of love, family, and the human spirit.
- Enchanted Air by Margarita Engle – poetic memoir, winner of the 2016 Pura Belpré Award, among others. Currently she’s the 2017-2019 national Young People’s Poet Laureate.
- Museum of the Americas by J. Michael Martinez – poetry, longlisted for 2018 National Book Award in Poetry
- Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide by Isabel Quintero – YA biography that also includes Iturbide’s photographs, styled a bit like a graphic novel
(Note that books were previously selected by former SU Librarian Tarida Anantachai)