Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

Did you know September 15—October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States? Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. Hispanic Americans are people who come from, or whose ancestors come from Spanish-speaking areas, particularly Latin American countries. Nearly one in every 5 Americans claims an Hispanic American heritage (per the 2020 census). 

Beanstack Challenge

To help you explore this part of American culture, we’ve put a little Challenge up on the Beanstack app. (No prizes, this is just for the fun of exploring a culture!) See if you can earn all of the badges by October 15th! Not familiar with Beanstack? Learn about using Beanstack at our Beanstack Tips and Tricks page! 

Read All About It

We asked our experts to compile some book lists to help you & your kids celebrate and explore Hispanic Heritage month through some great books! 

Below, you’ll find selections from picture books up to middle-grades fiction. (We’ll post books for teens and up soon!) You can CLICK the covers of the book to jump to our catalog, where you can place a hold for pickup or find eBook, eAudio, or Spanish language versions (when available).