Hispanic Heritage Month may be drawing to a close, but learning about Hispanic culture and history can continue all year long! Join us in continuing our learning journeys by reading novels, memoirs and poetry about and by Hispanic writers. Our Hispanic Heritage list on Bookshop.org has our suggestions to get you started — here are a few of these picks: One Hundred Years of Solitude Written by Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, this book follows the mythical town of Macondo and the generations of the Buendía family. In the over fifty years since it was published, One Hundred Years of Solitude has garnered worldwide acclaim. The Poetry of Pablo Neruda Like Gabriel García Márquez, poet Pablo Neruda also won the Nobel Prize in Literature, and is regarded as one of the most important poets of the twentieth century. Neruda began to write poetry at a young age and continued to write while serving as an honorary Chilean consul abroad. My Time to Speak Ilia Calderón, an Emmy Award-winning journalist, was the first Afro-Latina to anchor a high-profile newscast for a major Hispanic broadcast network in the United States. Read her memoir about her journey to this point in her career while confronting racism, from growing up and attending college in Colombia to moving to and working in Miami. Esperanza Rising If you’re looking for a book that a younger audience will also enjoy reading, this story by Pam Muñoz Ryan is perfect! This book follows the character of Esperanza from a privileged life in Mexico to working on a farm labor camp in California, while touching on historical events like the Great Depression and worker strikes. Check out all these works and more on our Hispanic Heritage list. From literary classics to modern day prose, this list has a book for everyone to enjoy and learn more about Hispanic heritage! (P.S. Did you know that your Bookshop.org purchase can benefit Road Scholar’s efforts to support lifelong learning? Explore our variety of book lists to find even more reading recommendations, and continue to learn while supporting Road Scholar!)
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