9 Bookish Ways To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
By Kerri Jarema
September 15 marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S., a time dedicated to recognizing the contributions of Latinx and Hispanic individuals, and celebrating our many diverse cultures and traditions. And while Latinx people use every single day to honor their traditions and continue to grow them for the next generation, having an entire month dedicated to Latinx and Hispanic people feels more important now than ever before.
If you pay even a peripheral attention to the news, you'll know that being Latinx and Hispanic in the U.S. these days often means enduring racist backlash and institutionalized discrimination, even from our highest office. From the ongoing Mexico border wall fiasco to DACA, we need to continue to insure that the many, many contributions of Latinx and Hispanic citizens is not only celebrated this month, but every month, and continue to fight for the rights of all of America's people. Of course, one of the ways we always love to celebrate heritage, culture and diversity is through books.
Whether you are a Latinx or Hispanic wanting to make sure you do everythin you can to honor your culture this month, or you are someone who has made it their mission to continue to read from diverse voices all year long, September is the perfect time to mark some Latinx books off your TBR. Keep reading below to find out a few of the easy ways you can use books to make this Hispanic Heritage Month your best one yet.