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September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month which honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans. The Lewis Library is celebrating National Hispanic American Heritage Month by presenting these selected titles. Check them out at the Library!
When I Was Puerto Rican by
Call Number: F128.9.P85 S27 1993
Magic, high comedy, and intense drama move through an enchanted yet harsh life chronicle, as a young girl leaves rural Puerto Rico for New York's tenements and a chance for success.
The House of the Spirits by
Call Number: PQ 8098.1 .L54 C313 1985
This book is the epic of the Trueba family -- their loves, their ambitions, their spiritual quests, their relations with one another, and their participation in the history of their times, a history that becomes destiny and overtakes them all.
Saving the World by
Call Number: PS3551 .L845 S28 2006
This novel-within-a-novel spins the disparate tales of two remarkable women, both of whom are swept along by machismo. In depicting their confrontation of the great scourges of their respective eras, Alvarez exposes the conflict between altruism and ambition.
A House of My Own by
Call Number: PS3553.I78 Z46 2015
A compilation of true stories and nonfiction pieces that, taken together, form a jigsaw autobiography--an intimate album of a beloved literary legend.
This Is How You Lose Her by
Call Number: PS3554.I259 T48 2012
From the award-winning author, a stunning collection that celebrates the haunting, impossible power of love.
Loving in the War Years by
An ebook of poetry which presents information on identity, sexuality, history, and the politics of Chicana feminism.
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by
Call Number: PS3554.I259 B75 2017ab
Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican boy. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican Tolkien. This book offers insight into the Dominican-American experience - and, ultimately, the endless human capacity to persevere in the face of heartbreak and loss.
Selected Hispanic Authors
Search for these authors and more in the Library catalog.
- Isabel Allende
- Julia Alvarez
- Sandra Cisneros
- Junot Diaz
Search for others using subject headings such as:
- Hispanic american authors
- Hispanic americans in literature
- Mexican american authors
Before Night Falls by
Call Number: PN1997 .B43 2004
Victimized by a government that banned his books and jailed him for a crime he didn't commit, Reinaldo Arenas endured unspeakable persecution in a courageous stand against censorship and oppression. Without a country, but not without integrity, he fled to America where he continued to fight for personal expression and produced a stirring body of work.
Call Number: HD6509.H84 D65 2018
Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century.
Pan's Labyrinth by
Call Number: PN1997.2 P36 2016
A dark fable set five years after the end of the Spanish Civil War. Eleven-year-old Ofelia comes face to face with the horrors of fascism when she and her pregnant mother are uprooted to the countryside, where her new stepfather, a sadistic captain in General Franco's army, hunts down Republican guerrillas who refuse to give up the fight. The violent reality in which she lives merges seamlessly with a fantastical interior world when Ofelia meets a faun in a decaying labyrinth, and she is set on a strange mythic journey that is at once terrifying and beautiful.
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