The University of Southern California is commemorating Latinx Heritage Month (September 15–October 15) with a series of vital cultural events around the theme of Unidos—Inclusivity for a Stronger Community. Click here for a full calendar of programs, which began with a September 15 kickoff event featuring USC president Carol Folt. To further conversation around this monthlong celebration, the students and staff of La CASA, the Latinx Student Assembly and the Latinx Graduate Student Association were invited to suggest relevant books. Most of the titles below belong to the USC Libraries' digital or circulating print collections.
- Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
- Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
- Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
- In The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado
- Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
- The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
- Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
- Miles Morales: Shock Waves by Justin Reynolds and Pablo Leon
To discover more USC Libraries resources related to Latinx Heritage Month, consult librarian Barbara Robinson's Latin American Studies Research Guide. 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.