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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Since 1968, the contributions Hispanics have made to the growth and culture of North America have been celebrated in the US. First it was a week-long observance, then President Reagan expanded the celebration to the entire month.  September was chosen since many nations declared independence in this month: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, Mexico, Chile and Belize

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAwhite-house

A PROCLAMATION

Since our founding, our Nation has drawn strength from the diversity of our people. With faith and passion, a sturdy work ethic and profound devotion to family, Hispanics have helped carry forward our legacy as a vibrant beacon of opportunity for all. Whether their ancestors have been here for generations or they are among the newest members of our American family, they represent many countries and cultures, each adding their own distinct and dynamic perspective to our country’s story.  Click here to read more.

You can celebrate by enjoying some of our terrific books, videos, or CDs.

 

Esperanza Risiesperanzang by Pam Muñoz Ryanhouse-mango

 

                                         The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros

 

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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents,  by Julia Alvarez

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                                                       Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

 

marc-anthony-dcMarc Anthony, CD by Marc Anthony

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Chasing the Sun Juanes –CD 

Like Water for Chocolate  DVDlike-water-for-chocolate

                                                       The Book of Life DVD for Familiesbook-of-life

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