Discover Hispanic heritage in a month of celebration

Join Sno-Isle Libraries in celebrating Hispanic and Latinx culture during National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15, with events and suggested reading lists.

Sno-Isle Libraries seeks to provide resources and opportunities for members of our community to engage with and learn more about cultural offerings and observances.

Every year since 1968, Americans have observed National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Participate

Sno-Isle Libraries has scheduled an online event with the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau that focus on Hispanic and Latina/Latino/Latinx cultural and social contributions to American society.

At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, Seattle artist Jake Prendez will present “The Art of Rebellion: Social Justice and Chicana/Chicano Visual Arts.” He will deconstruct his own Chicano artwork to trace the history of social-justice art, from the rise of Mexican muralism to its influence on American artwork from the civil rights era to today. Prendez is the owner and co-director of the Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery in Seattle.

Please register in advance for this event.

Suggested Booklists

Want a great read to celebrate the month? Click on the links below to see dozens of book titles Sno-Isle Libraries librarians recommend for readers of all ages and genre preferences.

Latinx Romance

Inside the Latin American Kitchen

If You Liked “In the Heights

Poems for Hispanic Heritage Month

Magical and Marvelous

Great Teen Reads for Hispanic Heritage Month

Middle Grade Adventures

Hispanic Heritage Month Books for Kids

¡Celebra a los Niños!

Read It Now

With the Fire on High” by Elizabeth Acevedo is available now for instant download with no holds or waiting required during the month of September. This engrossing YA novel follows Emoni, a teen trying to balance finishing high school, raising her daughter, and pursuing her dream of becoming a chef.

Reading Challenge

From now through Oct. 15, readers of all ages can join the Hispanic Heritage Month Reading Challenge. Record your reading progress and complete activities in Beanstack to earn badges. The theme is “Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope.”

Additional Resources

Sno-Isle Libraries offers many resources to Spanish-speaking customers. Visit our Spanish page to view Sno-Isle Libraries resources in Spanish.

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