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Hispanic Heritage. Louis Agassiz Fuertes

Hispanic Heritage. Louis Agassiz Fuertes

LOUIS AGASSIZ FUERTES was an exceptional illustrator, artist and ornithologist who is regarded among the most accomplished American bird artists. Fuertes is credited for pioneering the painting of living birds in natural habitats. The paintings of this singular Hispanic American artist continue to inform, inspire and soar.

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HISPANIC HERITAGE. TITO PUENTE

HISPANIC HERITAGE. TITO PUENTE

TITO PUENTE pioneered an original sound that mixed mambo and Latin jazz, spanning a 50 year music career. The son of Puerto Rican immigrants, he grew up in New York City. For Hispanic Heritage Month it’s time to pay tribute to the King of Latin Music. I count myself lucky to have seen him perform with unforgettable style on the streets of San Diego.

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Hispanic Heritage. Pura Belpré

Hispanic Heritage. Pura Belpré

This post is about a writer, performer and librarian who impacted my own life, Pura Belpré. For Hispanic Heritage month I want to recount the stories of incredible dreamers and doers who made a difference.

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Hispanic Heritage. Juan de Miralles

Hispanic Heritage. Juan de Miralles

Born in Spain in 1713, JUAN DE MIRALLES moved with his family as a young boy to Cuba. This prominent businessman was also a passionate champion of independence. During the Revolutionary War, American Colonists were struggling for independence and needed military and financial support.

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Hispanic Heritage Month. Stories Worth Telling

Hispanic Heritage Month. Stories Worth Telling

School Library Journal has put together a list of great titles to inspire Young Adults and Middle Grade students this Hispanic Heritage Month. Here’s to the librarians and educators putting books in the hands of young people during this celebration.

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