Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Alexandria Library has compiled the following resources.

Books available at Alexandria Library

Cuba 15     The Circuit : stories from the life of a 

migrant child    Open veins of Latin America : five centuries of the pillage of a continent    Enrique's journey : the true story of a boy determined to reunite with his mother     Rigoberta Menchú and the story of all poor Guatemalans

Tales our abuelitas told : a Hispanic folktale collection     The house of the spirits    One hundred 

years of solitude     The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao     The story of my 


eBooks available on OverDrive in Kindle and EPUB formats.
These titles are also available as books.

Love in the Time of Cholera     Conquistadora      House on Mango 

Street     My 

beloved world      In the time of the butterflies


When I was Puerto Rican      The Book 

of Unknown Americans      The painter of battles      The angel's game     Tapestries of Hope, Threads of 


Catalog Topics

Hispanic Spain Latina
Iberia Basque Latin-American
Portugal Latino  


Download popular Spanish ebooks for use on computer desktops and mobile devices.

Mango Languages
Mango is an online language-learning system with over 70 different language courses and 18 ESL courses.

Biography in Context
This collection delivers research support with nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography.

Diversity Studies Collection
This collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community.

Family Search
FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Patrons may freely access FamilySearch resources and services online at FamilySearch.org, or through over 4,500 family history centers in 70 countries, including the renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah

Heritage Quest
Over 25.000 family and local histories, providing a collection of research materials for tracing family history.



Print Magazines

People en español.-- available at Beatley, Barrett, Burke, and Duncan

Latina -- available at Beatley, Barrett, and Duncan

Vanidades continental -- available at Beatley and Duncan

Hola -- available at Beatley and Duncan

Online Magazines

Bulletin of Hispanic studies
Full-text coverage from 05/01/1996 to 183 days ago.

Business journal of Hispanic research
Full-text coverage from 12/01/2008 to present.

Harvard journal of Hispanic policy
Full-text coverage from 01/01/2004 to 2 months ago.

Hispanic engineer and information technology
Full-text coverage from 06/01/2002 to present

Hispanic PR Wire (English)
Full-text coverage from 01/10/2011 to present

Hispanic PR Wire (Spanish)
Full-text coverage from 05/02/2011 to present

Notable Hispanic American women
Full-text coverage from 1993 to 1998



PBS.org - Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month - Celebrate Latino Heritage and Culture with Public Television! The website includes clips from the popular PBS series Latino Americans.

Hispanic Heritage Month
A collaborative project of the Libray of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and U.S. National Archives and Records Administration designed to showcase the cultural and historical impacts of Hispanic Americans.

Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Established by The White House in 1987, the Hispanic Heritage Foundations's (HHF) mission to inspire, prepare, and position Latino leaders in the classroom, community, and workforce to meet America's priorities.

Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations
The Virginia Coalition Organizations (VACOLAO) is a coalition of non-profit organizations serving and supporting the Latino/Hispanic immigrant communities in Virginia. Since its foudation in 2002, VACOLAO have been advocating for the rights of Latino immigrants in the Commonwealth. VACOLAO works to empower, secure equal treatment, opportunity, and representation for Latinos/Hispanics. To achieve this mission VACOLAO has provided leadership for education and advocacy for Latino immigrants and immigrant advocate supporters.

Virginia Hispanic Chamber
The mission of the Virginia Hispanic Chamber is to build bridges in order to create, promote and enhance business opportunities for our membership by providing linkage with special emphasis on the Hispanic community.

Department of Veteran Affairs, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Hispanic Employment Program
The purpose of the Hispanic Employment special Emphasis Program is to help identify and eliminate actual and perceived recruitment and employment inequities (if any exist), which may adversely affect Hispanic employees, and to identify areas with less than expected participation and under-utilization of Hispanics in VA's workforce.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institue, Inc.
CHCI is the nation's leading non-profit, non-partisan organization that provides scholarships, internships, fellowships and other education and career services for Latino youth.


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