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5 Must-Reads for Hispanic Heritage Month {Round-Up}

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Did you know that's it's Hispanic Heritage Month? It took me a while to get used to the September 15 - October 15 schedule that is HHM. But after almost eight years of marriage to a chapin, Guatemala's Independence Day (Sept 15) now pops up on our shared Google calendar.

Guatemala shares her Independence Day with several other Central American countries: El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. And Mexico's Independence Day is the very next day. It now makes a lot of sense to me why we kick of HHM on September 15.

In celebration, I've created this round-up with some great articles and resources around the web. Enjoy the list, and feel free to add your own favorites in the comments!

1. 18 Major Moments In Hispanic History That All Americans Need To Know - Do you know when the U.S. extended citizenship to Puerto Rico? Or who the first Hispanic U.S. Senator was? There's likely something all of us have to learn about the Latino contributions to history.

2. Hispanic Heritage Month Activities for Kids - There's all kinds of goodies in this resource post. Free coloring pages of country flags, making paper fiesta flowers, and music crafts, to name a few.

3. Celebrate Your Hispanic Heritage with These 17 Dishes - Like to eat your way through the holidays? Try making Guatemalan Banana Bread, Sopa de Arroz, or Steamed Yuca with Mojo.

4. 8 Badass Latinas Every American Woman Should Thank - You may see some familiar and unfamiliar names in this list, but I always love learning about women pioneers and leaders.

5. Hispanic Heritage: Learning About Immigration Through Books - This post features a middle-grade novel that incorporates immigration, but there's also links to more kids' books on the topic. Finally, don't miss the HUGE giveaway at the end. You can still enter to win!

What have you been reading this month? Share your favorite links for Hispanic Heritage Month in the comments!

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