National Hispanic Heritage Month
"The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period." About National Hispanic Heritage Month
Enjoy books for kids and teens written and illustrated by Latinx authors and artists. You'll find picture books, books for emergent readers, chapter books for middle grades, and novels for young adults. Explore a variety of genres and formats including concept books, humor, fantasy, historical fiction, nonfiction, realistic fiction, poetry, and graphic novels. There is something for everyone. View the slide show on your right featuring Latinx books.
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September 25: See Your World in a Story Monica Brown, Margarita Engle, Yehudi Mercado. Details here.
September 25: Virtual pajama party for 8-12 year olds and their families focusing on the book Sylvia and Aki with hands-on activities. Register here.
September 29: 30 minute program for children ages 3-6 and their caregivers will learn about Pedro Martínez through movement and art. Register here.
September 29: Participatory performance by Cambalache, a Chicano-Jarocho group based in East Los Angeles. Details here.
October 1: Release of 50 recordings for online streaming, including recordings from Cuban anthropologist, author, and poet Ruth Behar. Details here.
October 6: 30 minute program for children ages 3-5 year and their caregivers. Learn about Delores Huerta and César Chávez through movement and art. Register here.
October 11: A one hour celebration of Children's and YA Latin and Latin American Literature with Angela Burke Kunkel, Aida Salazar, Raúl The Third, Sili Recio, and Yamile Saied Méndez. Details here.
October 13: 30 minute program for children ages 3-6 and their caregivers will learn about Carmen Herrera through movement and art. Register here.
October 13: 90 minute Hispanic Heritage Month Author Series with Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Lulu Delarce, David O. Bowles Register here.