Spotlight on Hispanic Heritage Month, 2013

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In Your Library: Hispanic Heritage Month
The Lee College Library has a variety of books available for checkout that can help you learn more about Hispanic cultures, Hispanic leaders, and the issues they face today. Browse the Encyclopedia of Latino Popular Culture to learn about the intersection of traditional cultures with popular culture, enjoy The House on Mango Street by renowned Hispanic American Sandra Cisneros, or pick up some job search tips with Best Careers for Bilingual Latinos. If you need help, stop by the reference desk and a librarian will assist in finding the right book for you!
National Geographic Virtual Library: Hispanic Americans
The National Geographic Virtual Library brings the well-known magazine and its renowned content into the digital world. With articles, maps, atlases, videos, and ebooks, the NGVL contains many ways to learn more about Hispanic culture and community as well as Hispanic Americans. Explore an infographic map of the United States paired with visual statistics about the population growth of Latinos in recent years, read about the cultures and societies of Central and South America in the electronic Book of Peoples of the World: A Guide to Cultures, filled with vibrant photography, or learn about the rates of racial and ethnic intermarriage and how they are changing the cultural landscape of our country.

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Del Corazon! : Latino Voices in American Art
Created by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Del Corazon! includes video of six Latino artists discussing their work, twelve works of art by Latino artists owned by the museum along with detailed information about the work itself, ‘inspiracion’ for artists and non-artists alike with glimpses into creative processes and techniques, and links to other educational resources online (under ‘profesores’). Explore the entire website to learn more about the Latino influence on all kinds of American art.
Facts for Figures: Hispanic Heritage Month 2013
An interesting and informative fact sheet put together annually by the U.S. Census Bureau that draws upon census data to highlight new and changing demographics. Detailing a range of subject areas, including military service, education, language, business, and state by state statistics, this is an excellent resource for learning more about the flourishing Hispanic American community. Did you know that 20.7 percent of Texas business are Hispanic-owned?
American Latino Heritage: Discover our Shared Heritage
Learn about Hispanic heritage in your own backyard! With an overview of the intersection of Texas and Hispanic history along with maps and travel itineraries, the National Park Service has put together an informative and useful site for anyone interested in exploring their local area. You can see how to follow the El Camino Real de los Tejas across Louisiana and Texas or learn about the San Jacinto Battlegrounds in La Porte, Texas. With different itineraries for each state, this website provides plenty of resources to explore our nation’s historical sites.

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