Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month – the celebration of “the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society”, covers such a large swath of people, experiences, histories, languages, and perspectives that it is impossible to choose just a few writers to highlight as a staff pick. There are so many authors to read that are available to browse in our catalog alone, and a 300+ list of titles on Libby! To that end, here are eight exciting titles that pack in as many types of writing and kinds of authors as possible – poetry, speculative fiction, realistic fiction, and history through literature and research are all represented here. Put one of these titles on hold today and start exploring Hispanic Heritage.

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Resistencia: Poems of Protest and Revolution

A collection of poetry published with parallel texts in English and the original languages of the poems, this anthology features some works in translation for the first time, and includes a diverse group of writers and themes, such as queerness and feminism. 

This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on Libby. 


Speculative Fiction for Dreamers: A Latinx Anthology

A dynamic anthology of 30 stories that highlights the work of emerging Latinx writers in the speculative genres: sci-fi, fantasy, magical realism, and everything in-between, often using their Latinx identities and history in building their speculative worlds.