National Hispanic Heritage month occurs each year, from September 15 to October 15. It is a time to celebrate the history and culture of Hispanics and Latinos in the United States along with the contributions they have made to American society.
This specific time of the year was chosen because the U.S government wanted to pay tribute to the Hispanic tradition during a time when many Latin American countries celebrate their independence. September marks the independence anniversaries of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico and Chile.
Lee & Low Books is proud to have many wonderful titles written and illustrated by Latino/a authors and illustrators. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in your own home, classroom, or library with these favorites: