Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 – October 15.
As many of you know, Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 – October 15. Here are three library-related resources that came to my attention this week. Of course, just Google the name of the month to find so much more.
The 2023 Latinx Kidlit Book Festival is free and online. Sessions are scheduled from September 20 through October 13. Offerings specifically for educators (inc. librarians) will be on Wednesday or Thursday evenings, and general sessions for anyone interested – including children and teens – will be offered all day on Fridays. Session descriptions indicate the target audience. Also, there’s now a database that “offers the ability to sort by age category, genre, theme, representation featured, and more, making it easier for teachers, librarians, and book lovers to find books by Latinx creators from picture books to young adult.”
On September 15, 2023, the Library of Congress posted a list of recordings of “author talks from these twelve authors that appeared at this year’s National Book Festival. There is something for everyone: fiction, nonfiction and poetry; middle grade, young adult and adult; fantasy and graphic novels.”
And, Jillian Heisse, a school librarian in Wisconsin, put together a set of slides with 20 Hispanic authors and/or illustrators and is happy for people to use them. “You could highlight a new creator and their books each day this month or choose to highlight one creator for a full week while reading their different books each day that week.”
P.S. Know why this celebration starts on the 15th of the month instead of the 1st? Check out Hispanic Heritage Month.gov for the answer.
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