Tuesday, September 14, 2010

September is Hispanic Heritage Month


What do these people have in common? Each of them are Hispanic American and possesses great talent that has influenced United States culture and society. And they are but a sampling of the many Hispanic Americans who have had a profound effect. Join us as we celebrate their accomplishments during Hispanic Heritage Month by checking out a few books.

For general background and biographical information, try:

100 Hispanics You Should Know by Ivan Castro (This is a NetLibrary book. To access this book from off campus, you'll need to create a free account while on campus first.)

Artists from Latin American Cultures: A Biographical Dictionary by Kristin Congdon and Kara Kelley Hallmark.

Encyclopedia of Latin American Theater
Notable Latino Americans: A Biographical Dictionary by Matt S. Meier

*Want more, then try the following search strategy in our catalog: (hispanic OR latin OR mexican OR chican*) AND (america* OR "united states") AND biography

For information on history and culture, try:

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Latin American Culture edited by John King

Mestizaje: Critical Uses of Race in Chicano culture

*A catalog search for: (hispanic OR latin OR mexican OR chican*) AND (america* OR "united states") AND (history OR culture) also will yield many more results.

For information on and collections of literature and poetry, try:

Bordering Fires: The Vintage Book of Contemporary Mexican and Chicano/a Literature

Daughters of the Fifth Sun: A Collection of Latina Fiction and Poetry

Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry: A Bilingual Anthology

Your Brain on Latino Comics: from Gus Arriola to Los Bros Hernandez by Frederick Luis Aldama (This is a NetLibrary book. To access this book from off campus, you'll need to create a free account while on campus first.)

*To find additional titles in our collection on this topic, try searching our catalog for: (hispanic OR latin OR mexican OR chican*) AND (america* OR "united states) AND (literature OR poetry)

This is just a sample of the many items we have on Hispanic American culture. We hope you will find one of these of interest! And as always, please let us know if you have any questions.