Let’s celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15, with these 5 literary events across Texas and highlight the history, contribution, and cultural wealth of the Latinx community. Thank you Austin Public Library, Book People, and Humanities Texas for your commitment to lifting Latinx voices year round!
1. Spanish Language Story-Time at Austin Public Library: This year round resource highlights the community cultural wealth of the Latinx community.
2. Virtual event at Book People: My Two Border Towns
BookKids Presents: “A picture book debut by an award-winning author about a boy’s life on theU.S.-Mexico border,visiting his favorite places on The Other Side with his father, spending time with family and friends, and sharing in the responsibility of community care.”
3. Exhibition: In His Own Words: The Life and Work of César Chávez
Humanities Texas presents this traveling exhibition with thirty-eight photographs paired with excerpts from Chávez’s
dynamic speeches and authoritative writings.
4. Virtual event at Book People: Cuba in My Pocket
BookKids Presents a conversation about Cuba in My Pocket by Adrianna Cuevas: “A middle grade historical novel about a twelve-year-old boy who leaves his family in Cuba to immigrate to the U.S. by himself, based on the author’s family history.”
5. Exhibition: Voces Americanas: Latino Literature in the United States
This exhibition captures a quarter century of Hispanic publishing
through books, movie stills, public presentations, and illustrations.
BONUS UPDATE: We have more exciting events to share for this October. Check them out!
6. Hispanic Reading Room Virtual Programming
Join the Library of Congress in a webinar celebration of children’s and YA Latin American and Latinx literature, featuring Reading Rock Stars authors Raúl The Third and Sili Recio!
7. ¡Se Ha Dicho! Exhibit Reception
Join the reception to meet the curator and artists of ¡Se Ha Dicho! Exhibit at the Austin Central Library.
8. Viva Frida! Storyteller Blanca Reyna as Frida Kahlo
Come learn about the woman, the artist, the myth, and the mystery at Duncanville Pubic Library.