New Books on Latinx Life and History

Posted by Kaitlin Smith on September 17, 2020

September 15th marks the beginning of Hispanic American Heritage Montha time to deepen our attention to the histories, experiences, and brilliance of Hispanic American peoples including Latinx communities. We present to you the following five new books to consider as you engage with these themes this month and beyond. These titles run the gamut from historical scholarship and classroom pedagogy to memoir, poetry, and even a book for young readers eager to familiarize themselves with Latinx heroes. Below are words from each publisher about what you will find inside each title:

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Topics: Latin America, Reading List, Latinx History

5 Teacher Resources for Hispanic American Heritage Month

Posted by Kaitlin Smith on September 15, 2020

September 15th marks the beginning of Hispanic American Heritage Montha time to deepen our attention to the histories, experiences, and contributions of Hispanic American peoples including Latinx communities. Turn to this rich array of free teacher resources this month (and beyond) including two streamable documentaries, two on-demand webinars, and a bundle of lessons designed to help educators bring the richness of Latinx life and history into focus in the classroom. 

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Topics: Latinx History

Dolores Huerta's Life of Indefatigable Resistance

Posted by Kaitlin Smith on October 10, 2019

This National Hispanic Heritage Month, we find an opportunity to explore histories, contributions, and experiences of Hispanic and Latinx people in our communities and classrooms that are often left out of the news and history books. One such story is that of Dolores Huerta—a Chicana activist whose contributions rival those of the most renowned civil rights leaders in U.S. history, but whose legacy is significantly less known. Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012 and nine honorary doctorates, Huerta is a living legend in the labor movement and has been a tireless advocate for social justice for over 50 years.

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Topics: American History, Upstander, Latinx History

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