Boston Public Library celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with booklist, programs

Boston Public Library today announced that in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15), the library has published its annual Latinx Life booklist, a list of recent books concerning the Hispanic experience. Genres include biography, expressions, history and contemporary issues, and fiction. Works by former Mexican President Vicente Fox, acclaimed Brazilian author Clarice Lispector, and former Major League Baseball manager and player Felipe Alou are among the nearly 70 titles.

“Boston Public Library is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and this year, our booklist includes recent compelling works about Hispanic culture, with a special bilingual concert series for children and families; plus other events throughout the City honoring this month,” said Boston Public Library President David Leonard.

Each title on the list is briefly summarized by a committee of Boston Public library staff members. In addition to print books, select titles are available as e-books, audiobooks, or in Spanish translation. Copies of the booklist are available at all Boston Public Library locations across the City and via fiction and non-fiction online booklists. Boston Public Library staff also curate an annual “Black Is” booklist in honor of Black History Month and a “We Are Pride” booklist honoring Pride Month.

Themed programs and activities celebrating the month can be found by searching the BPL calendar. Special this year, Latin Grammy-winning Andrés visits twelve library locations for an interactive bilingual concert for kids and families.

Visit the City of Boston’s dedicated page to learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month events throughout the City.


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