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Library Features Display for National Hispanic Heritage Month

The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library is featuring a display on the third floor in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15th to October 15th. The dates coincide with the Independence Day celebrations of various Latin American countries as well as Columbus Day (October 12). In addition, we will be featuring a series of facts about Hispanics and their contributions and achievements in the library's announcements system (the monitor display in the second floor). As part of the display, the library is featuring the following books in the display case. All books in the case belong to the library and are available for checkout. If you wish to check out an book from the display, simply stop by Circulation or Reference, and we will be happy to open the case for you to get the book. The list, in no particular order, with the call numbers. All books are usually located in the 3rd floor stacks unless noted otherwise:
  • Julia Alvarez, Before We Were Free (CML Young Adult Fiction A4735BE). I have personally read this, and I highly recommend it. Alvarez is an excellent chronicler of the Dominican experience.
  • Gabriel García Márquez, Cien Años de Soledad (PQ8180.17.A73 C5 1999). We also included an English translation, One Hundred Years of Solitude (PQ8180.17.A73 C513 1998). I have read this novel as well, in Spanish. Personally, I think the story of the Buendía family over a century or so is one of the greatest books ever written in any language. But don't take my word for it. Check it out and decide for yourself.
  • Nicholasa Mohr, Nilda: A Novel (CML Young Adult Fiction M699NI).
  • Pedro Pedraza, Latino Education: An Agenda for Community Action Research (LC2669 .L36 2005).
  • Jeanett Castellanos, The Majority in the Minority: Expanding the Representation of Latina/o Faculty, Administrators, and Students in Higher Education (LC2670.6 .M35 2003).
  • Juan González, Harvest of Empire: a History of Latinos in America (E184.S75 G655 2001).
  • Roberto Suro, Strangers Among Us: Latino Lives Changing America (E184.S75 S865 1999B).
  • Enrique T. Trueba, Latinos Unidos: from Cultural Diversity to the Politics of Solidarity ( E184.S75 T78 1999).
  • Mary Romero, Challenging Fronteras: Structuring Latina and Latino Lives in the U.S. (E184 .S75 C467 1997).
  • Carlos Fuentes, Los Cinco Soles de México: Memoria de un Milenio (PQ7297.F793 C56 2000).
  • Angeles Mastretta, Mal de Amores (PQ7298.23.A795 M38 1997). We also have an English translation available, Lovesick (PQ7298.23.A795 M3813 1998).
  • Carlos Fuentes, Los Años con Laura Díaz (PQ7297.F793 A75 2003).
  • Octavio Paz, El Mono Gramático (PQ7297.P285 M6 1996).
  • Jose Olivio Jiménez, Antología de la Poesía Hispanoamericana Contemporánea: 1914-1987 (PQ7084 .J47 1999).
  • Jose Martí, Ismaelillo; Versos Libres; Versos Sencillos (PQ7389.M2 I8 1996X). Poetry collection by the Cuban poet and independence fighter. This is one of my favorite poets with verses ranging from tender poems about his child to love poetry to political themes.
  • Miguel Angel Asturias, El Señor Presidente (PQ7499.A75 S4 1996).
  • Miguel Angel Asturias, Hombres de Maíz (PQ7499.A75 H613 1998).
  • Jorge Luis Borges, Ficciones (PQ7797.B635 F5 1994).
  • Julio Cortázar, Rayuela (PQ7797.C7145 R3 1987).
  • Pablo Neruda, Pablo Neruda: Veinte Poemas de Amor y una Canción Desesperada (PQ8097.N4 V4 1994). Another one of my favorites.
Published by root on 01 Oct


These are some books that I really need to look into! Thanks for compiling this list! I think Hispanic Heritage month is very important ! It gives Hispanics to the chance to come together and celebrate our accomplishments as a community. I also think this month is important because it gives us a chance to spread the word in hopes of bettering the quality of life. Here's something you might find interesting... Talk show host, Cristina Saralegui has paired up with AARP to to help spread the word about their great benefits! Check out to learn more and make a customizable video! You can have fun with your friends and make them on online TV star with Cristina's video, "Amigos Live!" It's a blast! Also, you can enter to win an all inclusive trip for 2 to Miami to to see the Cristina Saralegui show! Definitley check out AARP for yourself or for a relative or client. They've got some great benefits, including (but not limited to): Exclusive travel discounts, prescription discounts, retirement planning and free companion membership! I hope it's alright that I commented on your blog -- wanted to let them know about the fun video with Cristina and AARP's great benefits. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to email me. Thanks! Isabella Coldivar AARP Ambassador

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