#Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated between September 15 and October 15 of each year. During this month, we recognize the importance of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture. Since 1968, we have been observing a celebration of the histories, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. In 1988, the week long celebration was expanded to a 30 day period starting on September 15 by President Ronald Reagan.
Hispanics have enhanced and shaped our national character with centuries-old traditions that reflect the multi-ethnic and multicultural customs of their community. What better way to honor Hispanic culture and history than with books? Enjoy the following titles that portray varying aspects of this rich cultural heritage and let's continue this wonderful celebration by sparking conversations and connections that recognize the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic Americans.