Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

By FPL_Gabriella

As summer comes to a close and fall begins, Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15–October 15 each year. Hispanic Heritage month was established by legislation sponsored by Rep. Edward R. Roybal of Los Angeles and was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968. President Johnson also signed the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 (which eliminated the national origin quota), leading to significant increases in immigration from Spanish-speaking countries to the United States. Today, 19.1% of the U.S. population is Hispanic or Latino and in Frisco that percentage is 12.7%. I count myself among this population and I am very proud of that fact!

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of people with roots in Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. Hispanics and Latinos in the United States have made significant impacts in several fields such as sports, cuisine, science, music, and art. However, I would particularly like to celebrate the significant contributions that Hispanics and Latinos have made in literature. After all, we are your local library!

Here are some of the latest books by Hispanic and Latino authors the Frisco Public Library has:

The Last Cuentista

The Mimicking of Known Successes

Ana María and the Fox

The Faraway World


The Wind Knows My Name

Wealth Warrior

Plátanos Are Love

Para los hispanohablantes, la biblioteca tiene libros en español, incluyendo libros para niños. Contamos con bibliotecarios que pueden ayudarle en su idioma.