Sep 152019
 
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez, a Pura Belpre Medal Book

Harvesting Hope: A biography of Cesar Chavez, a Pura Belpre Medal Book

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 through October 15 by Presidential Proclamation. President Gerald Ford expanded the celebration from a week to a month in 1974. September 15 was picked as the beginning because five Latin American countries, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Honduras, celebrate their independence on that day. Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence within a few days. Children can learn more at: National Hispanic Heritage Month.

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