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Hispanic Heritage Websites
Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month Don't miss this amazing resource from the Library of Congress.
Famous Hispanic Inventors
Biographies of famous Latin or Hispanic inventors from the Latin world; countries of origin include: Argentina, Cuba, Spain, United States and Venezuela.
Handbook of Latin American Studies
The Handbook is a bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars; considered to be a major research tool for Latin American studies.
Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC)
LANIC's mission is to facilitate access to Internet-based information to, from, or on Latin America.
Notable Hispanic Americans
This site, from Infoplease, offers short biographical sketches of Hispanic-Americans from all walks of life.
PEW Hispanic Center
Pew Hispanic Center is a nonpartisan research organization that seeks to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to chronicle Latinos' growing impact on the nation.
Smithsonian Latino Center
The Smithsonian Latino Center celebrates Latino culture, spirit, and achievement in America.
Alter Ego [sound recording] by
Latin music superstar Prince Royce brings together many different sounds on his new album, which includes the singles El Clavo and Adicto, which also features Marc Anthony.
Deja Vu [sound recording] by
The group’s fourth studio album is more than an amalgamation of entertaining yet empty pop songs. Déja Vu is a “reimagining” of classic Latin songs picked by each member.
Brazil305 [sound recording] by
Brazil305 is the fourteenth studio album by Cuban-American singer Gloria Estefan, released by Sony Masterworks on August 13, 2020. It is her twenty-ninth album overall, and consists of re-recorded versions of her greatest hits with Brazilian rhythms especially samba, and lyrics in three languages.
Recursos Electronicos en Espanol
Referencia Latina: Spanish-language database, which offers content encyclopedias, Spanish-English dictionary, images; and health reports.
Facts about Hispanics in the U.S.
Hispanic Culture and Heritage
My Broken Language by
Publication Date: 2021-04-06
A multilingual block in West Philly -- Spanish becomes a secret; language of the dead -- English is for atheism; language of woodworking -- A name that is a mask -- An English cousin comes to visit -- Language of the forest -- Latina health vocabulary from the late 80s -- Spanglish cousins on the New Jersey turnpike -- Body language -- Sophomore year English -- Things go unsaid long enough... -- Possession's voice -- Sedo buys me an upright; language of Bach -- Taíno petroglyphs -- Lukumí thrones -- Silence=death -- Unwritten recipes -- Yoruba vocabulary -- A racial slur -- A book is its presence and absence -- Mom's accent -- Dad buys me a typewriter -- She said Norf Philly and one-two-free -- Atonality -- Fania everything and salsa out-of-prints -- The serenity prayer -- Sterling Library -- The Foraker Act (on Boriken's-and the diaspora's-language history) -- Gil-Scott Heron asks me a question -- Writing's a muscle, it gets stronger -- Broken language -- On obscenity -- Cold drink became a play -- Silence=death (déjà vu all over again) -- The book of our genius.
Mexicanos, Third Edition by
Publication Date: 2009-08-20
From the Publisher: Newly revised and updated, Mexicanos tells the rich and vibrant story of Mexicans in the United States. Emerging from the ruins of Aztec civilization and from centuries of Spanish contact with indigenous people, Mexican culture followed the Spanish colonial frontier northward and put its distinctive mark on what became the southwestern United States. Shaped by their Indian and Spanish ancestors, deeply influenced by Catholicism, and tempered by an often difficult existence, Mexicans continue to play an important role in U.S. society, even as the dominant Anglo culture strives to assimilate them. Thorough and balanced, Mexicanos makes a valuable contribution to the understanding of the Mexican population of the United States-a growing minority who are a vital presence in 21st-century America.
The Hispanic Condition by
Publication Date: 2001-11-06
In The Hispanic Condition, Ilan Stavans offers a subtle and insightful meditation on Hispanic society in the United States. A native of Mexico, Stavans has emerged as one of the most distinguished Latin American writers of our time, an award-winning novelist and critic praised by scholars and beloved by readers. In this pioneering psycho-historical profile, he delves into the cultural differences and similarities among the five major Hispanic groups: Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, Central and South Americans, and Spaniards.
My (Underground) American Dream by
Publication Date: 2016-09-13
For an undocumented immigrant, what is the true cost of the American dream? Julissa Arce shares her story in a riveting memoir. When she was 11 years old Julissa Arce left Mexico and came to the United States on a tourist visa to be reunited with her parents, who dreamed the journey would secure her a better life. When her visa expired at the age of 15, she became an undocumented immigrant. Thus began her underground existence, a decades long game of cat and mouse, tremendous family sacrifice, and fear of exposure. After the Texas Dream Act made a college degree possible, Julissa's top grades and leadership positions landed her an internship at Goldman Sachs, which led to a full time position--one of the most coveted jobs on Wall Street. Soon she was a vice president, a rare Hispanic woman in a sea of suits and ties, yet still guarding her 'underground' secret. In telling her personal story of separation, grief, and ultimate redemption, Arce shifts the immigrant conversation, and changes the perception of what it means to be an undocumented immigrant
Publication Date: 2017-09-26
Todo en la vida tiene su momento. Benditas sean las experiencias y el aprendizaje que nos hacen recordar y revisar el camino por donde hemos andado.Con la cancion titulada "Autobiografia" decidi contarte un poco de mi historia de inmigrante que, a traves de mi libro, conoceras con mas detalle.Compartir mi vida en estas paginas me ha llenado de satisfaccion y ha movido cada fibra en lo mas profundo de mi ser... espero que al terminar de leerlo sientas que me conoces mas, y si has pasado o estas pasando situaciones similares a las que yo vivi, sepas que no estas solo.
Mi Mundo Adorado by
Publication Date: 2014-01-07
The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an American icon. Now she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that provides an inspirational testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.
Becoming Maria by
Publication Date: 2015-08-25
Pura Belpre Honor winner for The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano and one of America's most influential Hispanics--'Maria' on Sesame Street--delivers a beautifully wrought coming-of-age memoir. Set in the 1950s in the Bronx, this is the story of a girl with a dream. Emmy award-winning actress and writer Sonia Manzano plunges us into the daily lives of a Latino family that is loving--and troubled. This is Sonia's own story rendered with an unforgettable narrative power. When readers meet young Sonia, she is a child living amidst the squalor of a boisterous home that is filled with noisy relatives and nosy neighbors. Each day she is glued to the TV screen that blots out the painful realities of her existence and also illuminates the possibilities that lie ahead. But--click!--when the TV goes off, Sonia is taken back to real-life--the cramped, colorful world of her neighborhood and an alcoholic father. But it is Sonia's dream of becoming an actress that keeps her afloat among the turbulence of her life and times. Spiced with culture, heartache, and humor, this memoir paints a lasting portrait of a girl's resilience as she grows up to become an inspiration to millions
Don't miss the Spanish language DVDs in the foreign language films!
With his eighth and most personal film, Alfonso Cuaron recreated the early 1970s Mexico City of his childhood, narrating a tumultuous period in the life of a middle-class family through the experiences of Cleo, the indigenous domestic worker who keeps the household running. Charged with the care of four small children abandoned by their father, Cleo tends to the family even as her own life is shaken by personal and political upheavals.
7:19 La Hora Del Temblor [videorecording]
It was 7:19 a.m. when Mexico City was hit by the most devastating earthquake in the history of that country. A handful of survivors from different social classes try to stay alive while they wait to be rescued.
Gloria / [videodisc]
A story set in Santiago and centered on Gloria, a free-spirited older woman, and the realities of her whirlwind relationship with a former naval officer whom she meets out in the clubs.
Latino Authors and Literature
Más Allá by
Publication Date: 2020-09-22
A Most-Anticipated Book of the Year: O, The Oprah Magazine * The New York Times * The Washington Post *Vogue * Bustle * BuzzFeed * Ms. Magazine *The Millions * The Huffington Post * PopSugar * The Lily * Goodreads * Library Journal * LitHub * Electric Literature The first adult novel in almost fifteen years by the internationally bestselling author of In the Time of the Butterflies and How the García Girls Lost Their Accents "A stunning work of art that reminds readers Alvarez is, and always has been, in a class of her own." -Elizabeth Acevedo, National Book Award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller The Poet X Antonia Vega, the immigrant writer at the center of Afterlife, has had the rug pulled out from under her. She has just retired from the college where she taught English when her beloved husband, Sam, suddenly dies. And then more jolts: her bighearted but unstable sister disappears, and Antonia returns home one evening to find a pregnant, undocumented teenager on her doorstep. Antonia has always sought direction in the literature she loves-lines from her favorite authors play in her head like a soundtrack-but now she finds that the world demands more of her than words. Afterlife is a compact, nimble, and sharply droll novel. Set in this political moment of tribalism and distrust, it asks: What do we owe those in crisis in our families, including-maybe especially-members of our human family? How do we live in a broken world without losing faith in one another or ourselves? And how do we stay true to those glorious souls we have lost? USA, 176pp.
Aquellos años Del Boom: García Márquez, Vargas Llosa y el Grupo de Amigos Que lo Cambiaron Todo / Those Boom Years by
Publication Date: 2019-04-23
Publisher Annotation: What do we know about the boom in Latin-American literature and the literary revolution that it brought about? Xavier Ayén reveals it to us in this thrilling chronicle. There are no plaques commemorating it, but the most important movement in Spanish-language literature during the 20th century started in Barcelona between 1967 and 1976. The Latin-American boom was equally a mix of revolutionary support and a polyphonic phenomenon that was brought together in the Catalonian city by editors, literary agents, and bars where Franco's dictatorship became ever more fragile, in a process in which it's also necessary to travel to Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Havana, Paris, and New York. In this book, Xavi Ayén culminates ten years of research that led him through more than 300 bibliographic and living sources. Not only are we presented with interviews of the boom's great protagonists, but there is also a wealth of previously unknown documents and accounts from the collective memory of the time: Vargas Llosa shouting for the goals of his compatriot Hugo Sotil at Camp Nou, García Márquez being mistaken for a mechanic when he takes his luxury car to the gas station, Carlos Fuentes memorizing the perfumes of the women he dances with, Carmen Balcells giving identical bonbons to the members of the Swedish Academy and her secretaries. This book the 2013 Gaziel Prize for Biography and Memoirs in Barcelona. The current edition includes new facts, testimonies, and revelations compiled in recent years by the author. Those Boom Years is the story of a group of friends who changed literature forever. Spain, 560pp.
The Routledge Concise History of Latino/a Literature by
Publication Date: 2013-01-30
Frederick Luis Aldama traces a historical path through Latino/a literature, examining both the historical and political contexts of the works, as well as their authors and the readership. He also provides an enlightening analysis of:
the differing sub-groups of Latino/a literature, including Mexican American, Cuban American, Puerto Rican American, Dominican American, and Central and South American émigré authors
established and emerging literary trends such as the postmodern, historical, chica-lit storytelling formats and the graphic novel
key literary themes, including gender and sexuality, feminist and queer voices, and migration and borderlands.
Modern Latin American Literature: a Very Short Introduction by
Publication Date: 2012-01-24
Introduction -- Poetry from romanticism to modernismo : Bello to Darío -- Nineteenth-century prose : the revelation of Latin America -- Poetry from modernismo to modernism -- Latin American fiction in the twentieth century : regionalism to modernism -- Latin American literature today -- Further reading.