Every year from September 15 to October 15, the cultures, contributions, and achievements of Hispanic and Latino Americans are celebrated nationwide through National Hispanic Heritage Month. This observation began in 1966 as National Hispanic Heritage Week and expanded into a month-long celebration in 1988 when it was enacted into law.
September 15 marks the anniversary of the independence of five Hispanic countries – Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile’s independence days also fall during this month-long celebration.
National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated across the country with festivals, art shows, conferences, and so much more. Take time this month to explore the rich contributions Hispanic and Latino Americans have made to making our country a stronger and more equitable place.
Greentrike proudly celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month! To honor this month and champion learning, we created this list of books exploring the diversity of Hispanic heritage.