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Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month

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Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month: Celebrate and Educate, September 15 - October 15 

Hispanics and Latinos have had a profound and positive influence on our country through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work, and service. The terms Hispanic and Latino refer to individuals of Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish cultures or origins, regardless of race. Today, 57.5 million people, or 18% of the total American population, are of Hispanic and Latino origin.


Share in this special annual tribute by learning about and celebrating the generations of Hispanic and Latino Americans who have influenced and enriched our nation and society.


Browse Book Titles Included in the CMU Libraries' Collection: 


Selected Titles from the CMU Libraries' Collection: 

The Hispanic Image In Hollywood: A Postcolonial Approach

Fleshing the Spirit: Spiritality and Activism in Chicana, Latina, and Indigenous Wome's Lives

New Readings in Latin American Spanish Literary and Cultural Studies

Transforming Citizenship: Democracy, Membership, and Belonging in Latino Communities

Contemporary Hispanic Poets: Cultural Production in the Global, Digital Age

Debating Race, Ethnicity, and Latino Identity: Jorge J.E. Gracia and His Critics

Hispanic-Serving Institutions in American Higher Education : Their Origin, and Present and Future Challenges

The Latino/a American Dream

Latinas in American Politics: Changing and Embracing Political Tradition

Latino Young Men and Boys in Search of Justice: Testimonies

Chicana/o and Latina/o Fiction

Latin American Migrations to the U.S. Heartland: Changing Social Landscapes in Middle America

Nuevo South: Latinas/os, Asians, and the Remaking of Place

Altermundos: Latin@ Speculative Literature, Film, and Poplular Culture

Latino Leaders Speak: Personal Stories of Struggle and Triumph

Latino Stars in Major League Baseball: From Bobby Abreu to Carlos Zambrano

U.S. Latino Issues

An African American and Latina History of the United States

New Approaches to Latin American Studies: Culture and Power

White Nativism, Ethnic Identity and US Immigration Policy Reforms: American Citizenship and Children in Mixed Status, Hispanic Families

Abject Performances: Aesthetic Strategies in Latino Cultural Production

Understanding Latino History: Excavating the Past, Examining the Present

In Search of Belonging: Latinas, Media, and Citizenship

Latinos in the United States: What Everyone Needs to Know

The Latino Nineteenth Century

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Latino Literature

Hispanic Caribbean Literature of Migration: Narratives of Displacement

¡Muy Pop! : Conversations on Latino Popular Culture

Latino/a Literature in the Classroom: Twenty-First- Century Approaches to Teaching

Afro-Latin@ Experoence in Contemporary American Literature and Culture: Engaging Blackness

Hispanic Immigrant Literature: El Sueño Del Retorno