Hispanic Heritage Resources


Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism, by Laura E. Gómez

Inventing Latinos by Laura E. Gómez highlights the complex issue of identity among Hispanics and Latinos in America.
Inventing Latinos is recommended for adult readers interested in the historical, political, and social contributions of Hispanic and Latino populations.
Learn how Latinos have been at the forefront of important social and political changes from labor movements to civil rights activism. Inventing Latinos empowers readers with a deeper understanding of Hispanic and Latino history and culture.


An African American and Latinx History of the United States, by Paul Ortiz

Incisive and timely, this bottom-up history, told from the interconnected vantage points of Latinx and African Americans, reveals the radically different ways that people of the diaspora have addressed issues still plaguing the United States today, and it offers a way forward in the continued struggle for universal civil rights.


My Identity Is A Superpower—Not An Obstacle (TED Talk Video)

With the success of the recent blockbuster Barbie movie, more of us are getting introduced or re-introduced to the talented actress, writer, and producer, America Ferrera! Many social media users are scrolling across her viral monologue from the Barbie movie and it has inspired some compilations of America Ferrera’s best moments in past comedy television roles, most notably, Ugly Betty and Superstore. Did you know she has also been a TED Talk speaker?
Please watch, learn, and enjoy her presentation about her cultural identity!
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