Hispanic literature’s greatest hits

Today marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs through Oct. 15. Want to catch up on some great Latino literature through the centuries? Here are some good starting points:

The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature compiled the greatest works of four centuries of Hispanic literature. Smithsonian magazine wrote about the project last year.

Latina magazine offers an excellent and comprehensive list called 25 Books Every Latina Should Read. (And happy 15th anniversary to Latina magazine!) They list books from 24 Hispanic authors, as well as The People’s History of the United States by badass historian Howard Zinn.

• The Association of American Publishers and Las Comadres, a national Latina organization, has formed a National Latino Book Club that discusses Hispanic books once a month in cities across the country. They have a great list of selections on its website.


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