USC is commemorating Latinx Heritage Month (September 15–October 15) with a series of vital cultural events. USC President Carol Folt kicks off the celebration on Sept. 15. Click here for a full calendar of events. USC's Latinx Heritage Month Committee, made up of colleagues from La Casa, Latino Alumni Association, University Relations, University Communications, Athletics, Visions and Voices, Center for Latinx American Studies, and LGBTQ+ Center, selected the group of books listed below (most of which are held by the USC Libraries) designed to further conversation on the event topics.
The USC Libraries' Boeckmann Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies is home to a significant collection of primary sources related to the Latin American experience, and is available for consultation in Doheny Memorial Library's Special Collections. The best starting point for research in this area is our Latin American Studies Research Guide.
Latinx Heritage Month Reading List:
Audiotopia: Music, Race, and America by Josh Kun
Race and Upward Mobility: Seeking, Gatekeeping, and Other Class Strategies in Postwar America by Elda María Román
Nation of Women: An Early Feminist Speaks Out by Luisa Capetillo
Finding Latinx: In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity by Paola Ramos
Lima: Limón by Natalie Scenters-Zapico
Latino USA: A Cartoon History by Ilan Stavans
Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer: Undocumented Vignettes from a Pre-American Life by Alberto Ledesma
Piñata Theory by Alan Chazaro
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Inland Shift: Race, Space, and Capital in Southern California by Juan De Lara