To help schools, libraries and organizations celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, we’ve curated a collection of digital resources to support teaching, learning and readers’ advisory. In addition, librarians will find links to free promotional Hispanic Heritage Month resources.
The website for National Hispanic Heritage Month contains a comprehensive collection of exhibits, collection, images, videos and resources for teachers like lesson plans activities and more. The site also contains links to other relevant websites such as the Smithsonian Institution Hispanic Resources and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
History.com offers a curated collection of articles and stories that explore the history of U.S. Hispanic and Latinx communities. Topics include How the Chicano Movement Championed Mexican American Identity and Fought for Change and the Zoot Suit Riots.
Primary Source Resources
The Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collections includes content from the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project, the largest national project to preserve and disseminate Latino-Hispanic culture of the United States. The content is available through two collections: Series 1 presents curated content pertaining to Hispanic history, literature, political commentary and culture in the form of articles, books, pamphlets and more; Series 2 presents thematic content focusing on the evolution of Hispanic civil rights, religious thought, and the growing presence of women writers from the late 19th and 20th centuries.
ABC-CLIO’s American Mosaic: The Latino American Experience tells of the Latinx experience first-hand, through the voices of Latinx authors and contributors. Featuring more than 200 volumes of unique content, the database includes hundreds of primary source documents such as maps, images, audio clips, interviews, music files, speeches, documents, links to relevant websites and other material.
Books, Magazines and Newspapers
EBSCO librarian Kendal Spires curated a list of relevant graphic novels from the Graphic Novels Core Collection™ and created a downloadable flyer.
EBSCO eBooks™ offers a highly curated Hispanic & Latin American Studies Featured eBook Collection that includes 45 e-books published by University of California Press, Duke University Press, University of Texas Press and more. The e-books explore the history, culture and politics of Hispanic and Latin American people ― both in the United States and worldwide.
Flipster offers 24/7 access to Spanish language editions of popular magazines such as !Hola! For National Hispanic Heritage Month, patrons can also access Patagon Journal to learn more about the culture, heritage, and landscape of Chile and Argentina, download original Spanish articles from Vocable, or access lifestyle and political magazines such as Clara, Lecturas, Foreign Affairs Latinamérica and Ecología Política.
English teachers using Literary Reference Center Plus can find biographies on a variety of Hispanic and Latinx authors as well as literary criticism about their works. Authors include Isabel Allende, Jorge Luis Borges, Sandra Cisneros, Juan Felipe Herrera and more. Meanwhile, Poetry and Short Story Reference Center contains Poetry Showcases from The Paris Review on Coral Bracho, Martín Espada and Luis Felipe Fabre.
For general audiences, Referencia Latina offers full-text content from prominent newspapers from 10 Latin American countries as well as magazines, health reports, reference books and images. Download our flyer to learn more about EBSCO’s Spanish-language solutions for libraries.
Ethnic Diversity Source is a full-text database covering the culture, traditions, social treatment and lived experiences of different ethnic groups in America including Latinx Americans, Multiracial Americans and more. It provides full text from a growing list of sources including peer-reviewed journals, magazines, e-books, biographies and primary source documents.
LibraryAware includes thousands of professionally designed templates for creating social media graphics, emails, posters, display signs, programming flyers, bookmarks and more. Libraries that subscribe to LibraryAware can edit the templates, swap out book jackets to fit their collection, and make clickable PDFs that link to their catalogs. Here are a few free sample flyers for Hispanic Heritage Month:
- Books by Latinx Authors for Ages 9-12
- Books by Latinx Authors for Teens
- Books by Latinx Authors for Adults
Poster: National Hispanic American Heritage Month
Print and hang this colorful poster in your library or use it to draw attention to a special book display. You might also be interested in last year’s poster, too!
Poster: Digital Reading Picks by and about Hispanic Americans
Support students as they learn more about Hispanic history, discover cultural impacts and follow movements through to the present day with this complimentary poster highlighting seven, high-quality digital reading picks by and about Hispanic and Latinx Americans.
Looking for a National Hispanic Heritage Month activity?
Familiarize students with EBSCO databases with this Hispanic Heritage Month scavenger hunt.