In a quest to learn more and educate ourselves, here are a few resources that piqued our interest. (2019/2020) - Special Collection of Stories that highlight the voices of Hispanic and Latinx Americas and Explore The Diversity of Hispanic Heritage

Memoir / Biography / People's Stories

A Dream Called Home: A Memoir by Reyna Grande

The Crusades of Cesar Chavez by Miriam Pawel

Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented American by Jose Antonio Vargas

Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez by Richard Rodriguez

My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education by Jennine Capo Crucet

A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant's Son by Sergio Troncoso

The Book of Rosy: A Mother's Story of Separation at the Border

Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream (also a movie)

The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio


Afterlife: A Novel by Julia Alvarez

Children of the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

The House of Broken Angels by Louis Alberto Urrea

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

Pinata Theory by Alan Chazaro

Sabrina and Corina: Stories by Kali-Fajardo Anstine


An African American and Latinx History of the United States by Paul Ortiz

El Norte: The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America by Carrie Gibson

Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America by Juan Gonzalez (also a documentary)

Our America: The Hispanic History of the United States by Felip Ferndez-Armesto


"Eleven Influential Hispanic Activists You Need to Know"

"15 Influential HIspanic Americans Who Made History"

"Latinos Shine in All Spheres of American Life"

"19 Hispanic Heroes You Should Know About"

"Trailblazering Hispanic Amercians Who Made History"

"Ten Unsung Hispanic Heroes That Changed History"

Eva Longoria Foundation

Go Deeper

Barrio America: How Latino Americans Saved the American City by A.K. Sandoval Strausz

Latinx: The New Force in American Politics and Culture by Ed Morales

News for All People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media by Juan Gonzalez and Joseph Torres

Revolvers and Pistolas, Vaqueros and Caballeros: Debunking the Old West (Intersections of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture) by D.H. Figueredo

Translation Nation: Defining a New American Identity in the Spanish-Speaking United States by Hector Tobar


Book of Life - Amazon Prime, Hulu

Coco - Amazon Prime, Disney+

Dolores - Amazon Prime

Frida - Amazon Prime, Netflix

Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America - YouTube

La Bamba - Amazon Prime, Hulu

The Latina List - Amazon Prime, HBO Max

McFarland, USA

My Family, Mi Familia - Amazon

Real Women Have Curves - Amazon Prime, HBO Max, Hulu

Selena - Amazon Prime

Spare Parts - Vudu

Stand and Deliver - Amazon Prime, Netflix

Under the Same Moon/La Misma Luna (Amazon Prime)

More Awesome Film Recommendations Here and Here

Teaching Resources

Tools for Teaching About Immigration (by school level) by Social Justice Books: A Teaching for Change Project