Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month at the library between September 15 and October 15! Read and experience stories and culture through this list of books, films, and resources for people of all ages from Spokane Public Library.
Books for All Ages
Adult | Picture Books | Middle Grade | Young Adult
Virtual Book Club: The Book of Lost Saints by Daniel Jose Older (Register online) | September 28 @12pm
Films & Documentaries from Kanopy
Check out Kanopy’s collection of films in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month! Use your 8 free film credits monthly to support the films and film-makers from the Hispanic and Latinx community. Below are some of Kanopy’s recommendations:
Corpus: A Home Movie for Selena
A moving tribute to Selena, the Tejana superstar gunned down in 1995 at the age of 23 as she was on the brink of blockbuster crossover fame. This film moves well beyond the sensational to present a nuanced feminist analysis of Selena’s story.
LAS MARTHAS is a beautifully drawn and sometimes humorous, coming of age portrait of these two young women as they navigate a complex tradition in a time of economic uncertainty and political tension over immigration and border relations between the US and Mexico.
I Am the Queen
In Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood, the Vida/Sida Cacica Pageant brings together members of the Puerto Rican community to celebrate its transgender participants.
Los Punks: We Are All We Have: The Hispanic Punk Rock Scene in Los Angeles
The film, directed by renowned photographer Angela Boatwright, explores the young, mostly Hispanic, Punk scene in L.A. and finds an undeniably gritty, yet creative environment.
Use Pronunciator to learn any language you want! You can use this resource to start learning Spanish or brush up on your language skills.