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Media List for Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month 2020

Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month is traditionally celebrated between September 15 and October 15 each year. Since we will be holding all CICCE events virtually this semester, we wanted to put out a resource list of media items for students, staff, and community members to engage with in order to celebrate, recognize, and learn about Hispanic and Latinx identity.  Our goal is to showcase items that empower & advocate, dispel stereotypes, raise awareness, and explore the diversity of Hispanic & Latinx heritage.

Many thanks to our community – we got so many incredible recommendations! See below for the full list.



  • 187 Reasons Mexicanos Can’t Cross the Border by Juan Felipe Herrera
  • Beneath the Spanish by Victor Hernandez Cruz
  • Black Blossoms by Rigoberto Gonzalez
  • Blud by Rachel McKibbens
  • Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza by Gloria Anzaldúa
  • Catrachos by Roy G. Guzman
  • Cenzontle by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo
  • Citizen Illegal by Jose Olivarez
  • El Poemario Del Colibri: The Hummingbird Poems by Edyka Chilome
  • Guillotine by Eduardo C. Corral
  • Hey Soy! Yo Soy! 40 years of Nuyorican Street Poetry by Jesus Papoleto Melendez
  • Our Bruises Kept Singing Purple by Malcolm Friend
  • Peluda by Melissa Lozada-Oliva
  • Refuse by Julian Randall
  • Running to Stand Still by Kimberly Reyes
  • Sana Sana by Ariana Brown
  • The Black Maria by Aracelis Girmay
  • The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon by Willie Perdomo
  • The Pink Box by Yesenia Montilla
  • Touching the Fire: 15 Poets of Today’s Latino Renaissance by Ray Gonzalez
  • Tracing the Horse by Diana Marie Delgado
  • Turn Around, Brxght Xyxs by Rosebud Ben-Oni
  • Unaccompanied by Javier Zamora
  • When My Brother Was an Aztec by Natalie Diazwhile
  • they sleep (under the bed is another country) by Raquel Salas Rivera

Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels:

  • America by Gabby Rivera
  • La Borinqueña by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez
  • The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Perez
  • The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  • Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera
  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • Spiderman: Miles Morales by Brian Micheal Bendis


  • An African American and Latinx History of the United States by Paul Ortiz
  • Free Puerto Rico by Pedro Albizu Campos
  • Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America by Juan Gonzalez
  • My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
  • Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano
  • Queering Creole Spiritual Traditions by Randy P. Conner
  • The AfroLatin@ Reader: History and Culture in the U.S. by Susan D. Greenbaum & Virginia Meacham Gould
  • The New York Young Lords and The Struggle for Liberation by Darrel Wanzer-Serrano
  • War Against All Puerto Ricans by Nelson A. Denis
  • White Latino Privilege edited by Gabriel Haslip-Viera


  • The Book of Life
  • Chico y Rita
  • Coco
  • A Fantastic Woman
  • Frida (available on Netflix)
  • In the Time of the Butterflies
  • Knives Out (available on Amazon Prime)
  • Mi Familia (My Family)
  • Moonlight (available on Netflix)
  • Roma (available on Netflix)
  • Selena
  • Stand and Deliver
  • Tigers Are Not Afraid (available on Amazon Prime)
  • Zoot Suit

Documentaries & Performances

TV Shows

  • Gentefied (available on Netflix)
  • Jane the Virgin (available on Netflix)
  • One Day at a Time (available on Netflix)
  • On My Block (available on Netflix)
  • Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (available on Showtime)
  • Seis Manos (available on Netflix)
  • Siempre Bruja (available on Netflix)
  • The Get Down (available on Netflix)
  • Vida (available on Starz)
  • When They See Us (available on Netflix)



  • A Lo Cubano by The Orishas
  • Deloused in the Comatorium by The Mars Volta
  • Flor de Toloache
  • Greatest Hits by Celia Cruz
  • Invasion of Privacy by Cardi B
  • Sigo Siendo Yo by Marc Anthony
  • The Hamilton Mixtape by Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • When Love Came to Kill Us by Jessie Reyez
  • X 100PRE by Bad Bunny

Articles & Videos

Websites, Blogs, & Social Media Pages