Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month With the University Libraries

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Mullins Library staff have compiled a list of ebooks and streaming videos available to all students, staff and faculty. Physical items are also on display throughout Level 4 of Mullins. All items on display are available for checkout.  

Ebooks 

Non-Fiction  

Author Karla Cornejo Villavicencio was one of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard, but it wasn't until after the 2016 election that she decided to share her truth of being on DACA. Traveling around the country, Cornejo Villavicencio meets with other undocumented immigrants, learning about their unique stories and discovering more about herself along the way. The Undocumented Americans ebook brings these voices to light. 

Micere Keels amplifies the voices of Black and Latinx students and their search for identity-affirming community in the face of marginalizing forces on historically White campuses in Campus Counterspaces.  

Latino Almanac: From Early Explorers to Corporate Leaders is a celebration of people and pride. Explore the achievements and contributions of Latinos in the United States with this illuminating history.  

Memoir 

Rigoberto González is a first-generation Chicano who grew among Mexican farmworkers. In Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa, he tells his story of growing up poor, losing his mother at age 12, coping with abandonment by his father and coming to terms with being gay in a culture of machismo.  

Fiction  

In The House on Mango Street, Cisneros draws on her experience growing up in Chicago to tell the story of 12-year-old Mexican American Esperanza Cordero. Growing up in her Latino neighborhood, Cordero confronts elements of class, race, sexuality, gender and identity, giving the reader a glimpse into the Chicano experience. 

Streaming Videos 

Movies 

Quinceañera takes a look at what happens when teenage sexuality, age-old rituals and real estate prices collide. It is a story fueled by the racial, class and sexual tensions of a Latino neighborhood in transition.  

Volver provides a comedic and compassionate tribute to women and their resilience in the face of life's most outrageous tribulations.  

Viva Cuba is a tale akin to "Romeo and Juliet" in which the young love between two children living in Havana is threatened by their parents' bitter conflicts. 

Julieta lives in Madrid with her daughter Antía. They both suffer in silence over the loss of Xoan, Antía's father and Julieta's husband. But at times, grief doesn't bring people closer, it drives them apart. 

Documentaries  

The nine creative documentary shorts that make up D-Humanos reflect the country and its people, idiosyncrasies, problems and aspirations. 

The Deportation of Innocence tells the story of four children and their immigrant families as they struggle to come to term with deportation and its long-lasting effects on their lives. 

HBO presents a glimpse into the culture of Hispanic America through a series of highly personal video portraits of Latinos who have contributed to the fabric of contemporary society beginning with The Latino List, Vol. 1.  

The Latino List, Vol. 2 features interviews with an extraordinary cross-section of Hispanic Americans who represent a variety of professions, disciplines and backgrounds, each speaking to the unique struggles and triumphs he or she has faced.  

By 2050, Latin Americans could be the American majority. Yet from a clampdown on Latino immigration to a wave of hate crimes, this Latino expansion is experiencing some acute growing pains as depicted in The Whole Enchilada

Contacts

Shannon Youmans, course reserve and multimedia specialist
University Libraries
479-575-4104, circserv@uark.edu

Kelsey Lovewell Lippard, director of public relations
University Libraries
479-575-7311, klovewel@uark.edu

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