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From September 15 to October 15 each year, the United States celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month to pay tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively enriched our nation and society.
Websites on Hispanic Heritage in the US
National Hispanic Heritage Month
Several US Government departments sponsor National Hispanic Heritage Month and its website including the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Smithsonian Institute and others.
US Department of Education
Scroll down the US Department of Education's website for a list of many Hispanic Heritage Month resources.
US Census NHHM statistics
To honor National Hispanic Heritage Month, the US Census provides statistics on people of Hispanic descent who are living in the USA. Scroll down their webpage for links to more US Government NHHM websites.
Hispanic Heritage Books in the SCC Library
The following are just a few books on Hispanic American heritage to checkout from the SCC Library:
Online resources from the SCC Library
The SCC Library subscribes to several online databases that provide students and faculty with immediate access to hundreds of ebooks, videos and news articles. You may log on to the library website and view these resources from anywhere.
To access the SCC databases, go to the SCC Library website and click on Databases A-Z. Click on a database to open it, and sign in with your student or faculty email address and password.
The following are just a few of the many online resources from the SCC Library databases that celebrate Hispanic Heritage:
Carmen Tafolla: New and Selected Poems by
Carmen Tafolla was named Poet Laureate of Texas in 2015. This collection displays her mastery of the art of bilingual code switching, mining the riches of two languages—Spanish and English—to produce works that celebrate the beauty and vigor of a Hispanic heritage that has enriched American culture for generations.
From the SWANK Top 500 video database, a traveling mariachi is mistaken for a murderous criminal and must hide from a gang bent on killing him.
Hispanics and the American Future by
"This book describes the contours of the Hispanic population, from the perspectives of history, demography, geography, education, family, employment, economic well-being, health, and political engagement."
Recognizing Heritage: The Politics of Multiculturalism in New Mexico by
"Multiculturalism and colonialism have overlapped in New Mexico since the nineteenth century, when Anglo-American colonists began promoting the region's unique cultures and exotic images to tourists. Thomas H. Guthrie analyzes the relationship between heritage preservation and ongoing struggles over land, water, and identity resulting from American colonization."
Stand and Deliver
A true story about a teacher and the unmotivated East Los Angeles high school students who he inspires, badgers, threatens and humors into learning.