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Home Book Collections Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month

Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month

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Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month

Let’s read more books by #OwnVoices Latinx authors!

Red Panda and Moon BearLucía the luchadorahttps://bookshop.org/a/1122/9780823437542

When is it?

  • Latinx & Hispanic heritage month starts September 15th and lasts through October 15th.

Read:

  • Red Panda and Moon Bear (Ages 8-12) Poppy, goofy, and a supportive, healthy, positive sibling relationship. So good!
  • Lucía the Luchadora (Ages 3-7) A little girl inspired by her kickass grandma and cultural heritage taking up space, and asserting herself? Yes please.
  • Octopus Stew (Ages 4-8) Fun, whimsical, and smashing elder stereotypes with a boomer grandma who doesn’t fall into the typical kidlit grandma stereotypes.

Watch:
Only Luminary Brain Trust members get access to our full analysis of problematic tropes and celebratory favorites from the #FamilyMovieNight series. The rest of you can still enjoy the movies though.

Discuss:

  • What does it mean to identify as Latinx? What’s the difference between identifying as Latinx, Hispanic and Spanish?
    Not all Spanish-speaking or ethnically Spanish people are culturally Latinx! Not all Latinx people are Hispanic!
  • Why is it important to refer to individual people by the way they self-identify?
    Indigenous people from what is currently known as Central & South America may prefer their Indigenous tribe’s label over the labels put on them by colonizers. A Chicanx or Mestiza may claim specific identities over umbrella terms like ‘Latinx’ that blurs the line between Indigenous people, settlers, and colonizers. Latino folks clinging to the gender binary get huffy about the term ‘Latinx.’ And so on.
  • How has Spanish colonization of what is currently called Central and Southern America impacted the cultures and identities of people Indigenous to these places?
  • How did kidnapping and enslaving people (African people to the west, Indigenous people from Turtle Island to Europe, Central, and South America) shape the modern Latinx identity? How did enslavers use displacement as a weapon to control and exploit enslaved people?
  • What does it mean to identify as Afrolatinx? How do Afrolatinx and Afrocaribbean identities intersect, and what’s the difference?
  • What stereotypes and assumptions do we make about Latinx people and cultures? What stories and shows have we picked these ideas up from?

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Hi, I’m Ashia, founder & Head Custodian of Infodumpery for Raising Luminaries.

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