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Recommended Reading: Latinx Heritage Month

Latin Heritage Month

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 voices. 

The September exhibit features more than a dozen submissions from the Georgetown University community. You can browse titles that students and faculty have recommended, including the classics Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo, Doña Barbara by Rómulo Gallegos and the Brazilian masterpiece Dom Casmurro by Machado de Assis. 

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 translation into English, Kingdom Cons). If you are looking for a more colossal undertaking, check out Roberto Bolaño’s magnum opus 2666.  

If you are interested in art history and urban studies, take a look at São Paulo: A Graphic Biography by Felipe Correa. Extensively illustrated, this bilingual book presents a blueprint of São Paulo’s changing landscapes. 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 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.

The Recommended Reading Book Shelf is located across from the Circulation and Reference Desks in Lauinger Library. If you want to browse the display virtually, check out our Latinx Heritage Month site. We want to hear from you! Send us your feedback about this month's book display. In the meantime, happy browsing!