National Hispanic Heritage Month pays tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America, and who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. The observation was established by Title 36, U.S. Code, Section 126 and Public Law 100-402. It was enacted into public law on August 17, 1988, under President Ronald Reagan. Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from 15 September - 15 October of each year. The observance is celebrated during this time frame due to many significant events for various Hispanic communities which fall within the observance period.
The theme this year is Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation. Unidos can be roughly translated to mean united, connected, or close. This concept of unity and togetherness giving us strength is one that has been long held by the DOD, and it is a driving factor in our strive for inclusivity and equal opportunity.
Below is a sampling of LRC books in observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month. These books are either available for check out in the LRC or can be accessed online as eBooks through our EBSCOhost eBook database subscription (login credentials are posted on Blackboard under Services or see LRC staff).