Falvey Memorial Library is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 with a display case on the first floor featuring various literary works from Hispanic authors.
National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually to recognize the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to history, culture, and achievements in the United States. Starting in 1968 under President Lyndon B. Johnson, the celebration was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to observe a 30-day period, officially being enacted into law on August 17, 1988.
Not only does Falvey have access to various literary works by Hispanic authors, but for a limited time, you can access policy, legal, and historical information through the Immigration Law & Policy in the U.S. database linked here. This database is included in the HeinOnline database, a subscription provided by the Charles Widger School of Law Library. Database trial ends Sept. 26, 2022.
Be sure to stop by the library and check out the display to gain inspiration for your next read in the spirit of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The display includes:
- Puerto Ricans in the United States: A Contemporary Portrait by Edna Acosta-Belén & Carlos E. Santiago
- How the García Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alverez
- Fruit of the Drunken Tree: A Novel by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
- The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
- Permissible Narratives: The Promise of a Latino/a Literature by Christopher Gonzalez
- An American Language: The History of Spanish in the United States by Rosina Lozano
- In the Dream House: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado
- Love in the Time of the Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
- Holding Fast: Resilience and Civic Engagement Among Latino Immigrants by James McCann & Michael Jones-Correa
- An African American and Latinx History of the United States by Paul Ortiz
Also featured in the display is the 2022-23 One Book selection Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas. Save the date: Villanova University will welcome Vargas to campus to speak on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 5:30 p.m. in the Villanova Room, Connelly Center, as a part of our annual One Book Villanova Lecture during the St. Thomas of Villanova Celebration. A book signing and light refreshments will follow the talk.
Olivia Dunn ’23 CLAS is a current junior at Villanova, majoring in Communication with specializations in Journalism and Public Relations. She works in Falvey Library as a Marketing and Communications Assistant.