Hispanic Heritage Month

By Tone Mendoza, mendozaac@unk.edu

Hispanic Heritage Month, observed annually from September 15 to October 15, was created to celebrate Hispanic culture.  Hispanic Heritage Week was approved by President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover this 30-day period.

To learn more about this month, check out the Library’s online catalog to discover our resources.  

A few books include:   
The disinherited : exile and the making of Spanish culture, 1492-1975, by Henry Kamen

Ideologies of Hispanism, by Mabel Moraña, editor

Encyclopedia Latina : history, culture, and society in the United States, by Ilan Stavans, editor

Government Documents:  
Subcommittee hearing on minority and Hispanic participation in the federal workforce and the impact United States. Congress. House. Committee on Small Business. Subcommittee on Regulations, Health Care, and Trade Washington : U.S. G.P.O., 2008

Toolkit material for Hispanic outreach, partnership development and training [Washington, D.C] : United States Department of Health & Human Services, c2008

For materials directed toward children:
La familia student workbook, by Ana Consuelo Matiella ; illustrations by Ron Salinas

Grandma Francisca remembers : a Hispanic-American family story, by Ann Morris  

A kid’s guide to Latino history : more than 50 activities, by Valerie Petrillo

Picture books by Latino writers : a guide for librarians, teachers, parents, and students, by Sherry York

Teaching music with a multicultural approach, by William M. Anderson

When you are in the building, please take a moment to check out the Hispanic Heritage Month display, located on the second level, adjacent to the Learning Commons Welcome Desk.