Readers Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Ramona Convent

Published : Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | 3:34 PM

Students display some of the diverse titles in the Library collection that discuss Hispanic history/ culture/ achievements; have Hispanic characters; or are written by Hispanic authors. Back row (standing, left to right): Vianca H., ’21; Napaquetzali G., ’19; Valerie E., ’21; Natalia M., ’21; Tina T., ’20; Abigail O., ’20; Paula Z., ’20; Katherine P., ’21; Briana D., ’20; Allie H., ’21; and, Celeste Vazquez, ’20. Front row (kneeling, left to right): Isabelle M., ’21; Lauren V., ’20; Christina E., ’21; and, Sunny W., ’21.

National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans of Hispanic/ Latino descent.

The observation, which begins on Sept. 15 to commemorate the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, started as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968. In 1988, the observation was expanded to 30 days. The term Hispanic or Latino, refers to Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.

Stop by your Ramona Library to learn more, and join your friends in the Legion of Literary Ladies (Book Club) in honoring the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society!

Ramona Convent Secondary School, 1701 W. Ramona Rd, Alhambra, CA 91803, (626) 282-4151 or visit www.ramonaconvent.org.

 

 

 

 

 

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