15 Children's Books For Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month
Updated: Sep 25, 2020
Hispanic Heritage Month begins September 15th. One way we're celebrating is with books! (of course). We've rounded up a few of our faves here. Click on the book cover for more info about the book. At the end of the post, you can find a link to our online bookstore with even more great books for celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and beyond.
More about Hispanic Heritage Month:
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.
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. via NationalHeritageMonth.gov
Note: You may see the terms Hispanic, Chicano, Latino, Latinx, and Afro-Latinx. They are not interchangeable. Some people identify with one, several, or all of them. It's important to be inclusive and respectful of a person's chosen identifiers.
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