Books for Latinx Heritage Month

Latinx Heritage Month is September 15 – October 15. Below find booklists to help educators address Latinx topics that are often left out of the textbook, such as the history and literature of Central America.

Booklists for Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month


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Caribbean Connections: Puerto Rico

Caribbean Connections: Puerto Rico introduces students to the history, economy, environment, and culture of Puerto Rico through essays, poetry, and fiction. The third edition, edited by Marilisa Jiménez García, includes many new pieces and updates to the original text to reflect the political, social, and environmental events of the past decade. Selected pieces are available individually online and the entire book can be downloaded as a PDF for free.

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Teach Central America

More than seven million Central Americans reside in the United States today, yet the lack of resources in most schools on Central American heritage make the rich history and literature of the region invisible. Teaching for Change has launched a campaign to encourage and support teaching about Central America. Visit for  lessons, book lists, biographies of noted historical figures, and readings for free use by classroom teachers.