Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrated at Boston Public Library with Booklist, Programs
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September 16, 2016
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Boston Public Library honors Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) annually through publishing the Latino Life booklist, a list of recent books concerning the Hispanic experience. A wide range of genres are included, such as biography, historical and contemporary issues, and fiction. Sandra Cisneros' A House of My Own: Stories from My Life, In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero, former Glee star Naya Rivera's Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing Up, and What We Become by Arturo Pérez-Reverte are just a sampling of the list of over seventy titles.

“I am thankful to the members of the committee who curated this excellent book list and am confident the variety of recommendations for Hispanic Heritage month will be enjoyed by readers; I encourage library users to share feedback on the titles and their favorite authors,” said David Leonard, President of the Boston Public Library.

Each book on the list is briefly summarized. This work was performed by a committee of Boston Public library staff members. Copies of the booklist will be available next week at all Boston Public Library locations across the city, and themed programs and activities celebrating the month can be found through searching the BPL calendar.

Boston Public Library has a Central Library, twenty-four branches, map center, business library, and a website filled with digital content and services. Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library has pioneered public library service in America. It was the first large free municipal library in the United States, the first public library to lend books, the first to have a branch library, and the first to have a children’s room. Each year, the Boston Public Library hosts thousands of programs and serves millions of people. All of its programs and exhibitions are free and open to the public. At the Boston Public Library, books are just the beginning. To learn more, visit bpl.org.


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