Observation of 2021 National Hispanic Heritage Month at the Library of Congress

Asha Bajaj
2 min readOct 8, 2021

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Washington/Canadian-Media: A line-up of digital releases and events to celebrate Latina/o/x history and culture would be shared this year at the Hispanic Reading Room of the Library of Congress

Our virtual programs or catch events and resources listed on the National Hispanic Heritage Month web portal are as follows:

Season 2 premiere of La Biblioteca Podcast “Exploring Latinx Civil Rights in the United States” Catch a new episode each Tuesday!

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Each Tuesday starting October 5th, listen to a new episode of La Biblioteca podcast season 2. Hispanic Reading Room Huntington Fellows Herman Luis Chavez and María Guadalupe Partida speak with community advocates, scholars, and Congress members about Latinx civil rights in the United States.

Guests include librarian María Daniela Thurber; former HACU intern Bianca Napoleoni; lawyer Antonia Hernandez; advocates Crista Ramos, Daphne Frias, and Myrna Pagan; journalist Paola Ramos; U.S. Congress members Teresa Leger Fernandez and Joaquin Castro, and scholars Carlos Manuel Haro (UCLA), Cecilia Menjívar (UCLA), Marie Cruz Soto (NYU), Ed Morales (Columbia), and Ruth Ellen Wasem (University of Texas).

More Upcoming Events and Digital Releases

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To join the Hispanic Reading Room at the Library of Congress and Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) in a virtual celebration of children’s and YA Latin American and Latinx literature, REGISTER HERE

Digital Features and Resources

There would be a release of more research guides related to Hispanic Heritage in the United States. Curators and librarians in the Hispanic Reading Room have also created and published a host of thematic StoryMaps celebrating Hispanic heritage, history, and culture.

One can hear from authors amplifying stories and voices from across Latin American and Latinx communities for young readers. Families, educators, and students to take part in this unique celebration during Hispanic Heritage Month are welcome.

This live virtual program will feature award-winning authors Angela Burke Kunkel (Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built), Aida Salazar (Land of the Cranes), and Yamile Saied Méndez (Furia).

Asha Bajaj

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