Hispanic Heritage Month: There’s a PRH Book for That!

By Luis Diaz | October 4 2018 | Humanities & Social Sciences

Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 through October 15, during which time we honor the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture. Hispanic Heritage Month, whose roots go back to 1968, begins each year on September 15, the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence days during this period and Columbus Day (Día de la Raza) is October 12 (observed this year in the U.S. on Monday, October 8).

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Museum of the Americas

Longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award in Poetry Winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series Competition, selected by Cornelius Eady—an exploration in verse of imperial appropriation and Mexican American cultural identity.

$20.00 US
Oct 02, 2018
112 Pages
Penguin Books

My Beloved World
The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.
$17.00 US
Jan 07, 2014
432 Pages

A Dominican Boy's Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League

An undocumented immigrant’s journey from a New York City homeless shelter to the top of his Princeton class and a powerful lens on our broken immigration system.

$17.00 US
Jun 07, 2016
320 Pages
Penguin Books

Enrique's Journey
The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother

In this astonishing true story, award-winning journalist Sonia Nazario recounts the unforgettable odyssey of a Honduran boy who braves unimaginable hardship and peril to reach his mother in the United States.

$20.00 US
Jan 02, 2007
400 Pages
Random House Trade Paperbacks

The Penguin History of Latin America

Now fully updated to 2009, this acclaimed history of Latin America tells its turbulent story from Columbus to Chavez. Beginning with the Spanish and Portugese conquests of the New World, it takes in centuries of upheaval, revolution and modernization up to the present day, looking in detail at Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Cuba, and gives an overview of the cultural developments that have made Latin America a source of fascination for the world.

$21.00 US
Feb 23, 2010
720 Pages
Penguin Books

Bordering Fires
The Vintage Book of Contemporary Mexican and Chicana and Chicano Literature

As the descendants of Mexican immigrants have settled throughout the United States, a great literature has emerged, but its correspondances with the literature of Mexico have gone largely unobserved. In Bordering Fires, the first anthology to combine writing from both sides of the Mexican-U.S. border, Cristina García presents a richly diverse cross-cultural conversation.

$15.95 US
Oct 10, 2006
304 Pages

Short Stories by Latin American Women
The Magic and the Real

Celia Correas de Zapata, an internationally recognized expert in the field of Latin American fiction written by women, has collected stories by thirty-one authors from fourteen countries, translated into English by such renowned scholars and writers as Gregory Rabassa and Margaret Sayers Peden. Contributors include Dora Alonso, Rosario Ferré, Elena Poniatowska, Ana Lydia Vega, and Luisa Valenzuela. The resulting book is a literary tour de force, stories written by women in this hemisphere that speak to cultures throughout the world.

$18.00 US
Jan 14, 2003
272 Pages
Modern Library

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Pulitzer Prize Winner)

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao opens our eyes to an astonishing vision of the contemporary American experience and explores the endless human capacity to persevere—and risk it all—in the name of love.

$18.00 US
Sep 02, 2008
368 Pages
Riverhead Books

A House of My Own
Stories from My Life

Written with her trademark lyricism, in these signature pieces the acclaimed author of The House on Mango Street shares her transformative memories and reveals her artistic and intellectual influences. Poignant, honest, and deeply moving, A House of My Own is an exuberant celebration of a life lived to the fullest, from one of our most beloved writers.

$16.00 US
Sep 06, 2016
400 Pages