Hispanic Heritage Month 2011 Recommended Reading List

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated nationwide and begins September 15, 2011, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries – Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico achieved independence on September 16th and Chile on September 18th. Hispanic Heritage Month has been celebrated in the United States since 1974, when President Gerald Ford issued a Presidential Proclamation extending Hispanic Heritage Week into a month-long observation.

Below is a link to a recommended reading list which provides a variety of suggested books by grade level for children of all ages, as well as a selection of suggested books for adult reading. It is pretty good. Take a look.


Please thank Roger Rennekamp for bringing this to our attention.

Adapted from the work of:

Lisa A. Lauxman, Ph.D
Director, Division of Youth & 4-H
Institute of Youth, Family and Community (IYFC)
4-H National Headquarters
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
National Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) Coordinator