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Hispanic & Latinx Heritage: Guide

Celebrating Hispanic and Latinx Heritage

Reaching for the stars : the inspiring story of a migrant farmworker turned astronaut
La Nueva California: Latinos From Pioneers to Post-Millennials
Selena Didn't Know Spanish Either
Living Beyond Borders: Growing up Mexican in America
The Undocumented Americans
For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts
Burro Genius
Jefa in Training: The Business Startup Toolkit for Entrepreneurial and Creative Women
¡Manteca! An Anthology of Afro-Latin@ Poets
The Education of Margot Sanchez
Loteria: A Novel
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
The House of Broken Angels
The Distance Between Us: A Memoir
Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother
Looking Out, Looking In: Anthology of Latino Poetry
Becoming Hispanic-Serving Institutions
My Beloved World
The Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation
Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes
Latina Legacies : Identity, Biography, and Community
Dolores Huerta Stands Strong
Buenas Noches, American Culture
Roberto Clemente: The Great One
Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America
Paradise Lost or Gained
Curious Unions: Mexican American Workers and Resistance in Oxnard, California, 1898-1961
Mestizos Come Home!
Latina Lesbian Writers and Artists
Recovering the U. S. Hispanic Literary Heritage, Vol. IX
The Latino/A American Dream
Latino Chronology: Chronologies of the American Mosaic
The Translational Turn
Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics Hardcover
Understanding Latino History: Excavating the Past, Examining the Present
Axis Mundo
Tradition and Transformation: Chicana/o Art from the 1970s through the 1990s
Norton Anthology of Latino Literature

From Films On Demand database:

From Swank Digital Campus database:

After accessing the Swank Digital Campus database, go to the search box on top and enter the titles below. Enjoy the films!

FALL 2023

For the most current event, visit the Center for Culture and Social Justice. For past recordings of the events, visit Chaffey College Facebook Past Live Videos.

Hispanic Heritage Month calendarHispanic Heritage Month Events

September 15 - October 15








Lunch and Learn with Tamarindo Podcast
September 20 at 1 pm
In-person: CCSJ (AD-109) | Lunch will be provided by CaliFuze*

Friday Flicks: In the Heights
September 29 from 2 pm – 4:30 pm
In-person: CAA-218 | Popcorn Drinks and Snacks

Historia Del Cacao y Sus Beneficios (History of Cocoa and Its Benefits)
October 3 at 11 am
In-person: MACC-208

Embracing Opportunities: I Am Chaffey con Pan Dulce with Professor Luis Fernandez, Chicano Studies
October 5 at 2 pm
In-person: CCSJ (AD-109) and Virtual via Zoom

Calling All Artists Calaveras Workshops
in collaboration with Wignall Museum
Oct. 11: Chino (Quad) | 10–1pm (In-person)
               Rancho CAA-210 | 10–1pm (In-person)
Oct. 12: Fontana Lobby FNAC Building | 10–1pm (In-person)

Wall of Calavera Exhibit
October 30 at 2 pm
In-person: CAA Art Gallery
*Attendance to in-person event required

Context: The following photos are from Merton E. Hill's bulletin 1928  "Development of an Americanization Program", in which a former principal of Chaffey Union High School created and implemented an educational program for Mexican migrants in order to assimilate them into the United States.

Chaffey College Library does not support any harmful or offensive historical viewpoints made in its archival collections. Original materials (especially books, reports, and photograph captions) may reflect language that was used by the people and organizations that created them. See our Statement on Harmful Content. Check out the Archives' finding aids to find specific items in its collections.

"An attentive class in Escuelita" from Merton E. Hill's Development of an Americanization Program, 1928.


"More pictures of the classes attending Esquelita" from Merton E. Hill's Development of an Americanization Program, 1928.

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Ellen Ochoa quote
Sonia Sotomayor quote
Joan Baez quote
Edward James Olmos quote
Gloria Estefan quote
Julia Alvarez quote
Carlos Santa quote
Sandra Cisneros quote
Jaime Escalante quote
Selena quote

Special thanks to EOPS for their collaborative efforts. To access the resources provided via the Chaffey College Library's databases, enter your MyChaffey Portal login information, when prompted.

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