National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors were from Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.  In 1988, this week long celebration was expanded to cover the 30-days from September 15 to October 15.

Within these 30-days there are eight significant dates of importance for Hispanic Heritage; from celebrating the anniversary of independence for seven countries to celebrating Dia de la Raza (The Day of the Race).

Stop by Tacoma Public Library for children’s books that celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, attached here is a sample of the selection the library has to offer.

And, If you are interested in learning more please visit these sites:

National Endowment for the Humanities, opens a new window, National Park Service, opens a new window and Hispanic Heritage Month, opens a new window