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Latinx Heritage Month Book Spotlight

Collage of book covers by Latinx authors

Latinx Heritage Month (September 15–October 15) is a time to recognize and honor the histories and cultures of Latinx people in the United States. Here at the Library, we are actively acquiring books that feature Latinx and Latin American voices. Check out one of these books today and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #GULatinx

Looking for contemporary fiction? We have Daniel Alarcón’s latest short story collection, The King Is Always Above the People and Yuri Herrera’s novel Trabajos del reino (and the English translation, Kingdom Cons). If you’re looking for a more "colossal" undertaking, check out Roberto Bolaño’s magnum opus 2666.

If you’re interested in art history and art criticism, we invite you to check out the groundbreaking book Radical women: Latin American art, 1960–1985, featuring 100 female artists with works in the fields of sculpture, photography, video, painting and performance art. Another treasure, Urbes Mutantes: Latin American Photography 1941–2012 is a visual exploration of urban life and public spaces in Latin America. The striking photos are accompanied by texts in English and Spanish.

Poetry? ¡Manteca!: an anthology of Afro-Latin@ poets (2017) is the first poetry anthology that highlights work done by Latinos of African descent. Film? We have the critically acclaimed films Relatos Salvajes (Wild Tales) directed by Damián Szifron and Güeros, directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios on DVD.

To find even more Latinx and Latin American Studies resources, check out the Latin American Studies Research Guide. Questions or ideas? Schedule an appointment with Latin American Studies librarian Jade Madrid today.