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Latinx Heritage Media Month Recommendations

Shreya Rajappa, Commissioner of Inner Cultural Relations

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Latinx Heritage Month Media Recommendations!

Books:

  1. Sabrina & Corina by Kali Fajardo-Anstine
  2. Singing at the Gates by Jimmy Santiago Baca
  3. So Far From God by Ana Castillo
  4. The Tijuana Book of the Dead by Luis Alberto Urrea
  5. Woman Hollering Creek and other stories by Sandra Cisneros
  6. American Road Trip by Patrick Flores-Scott
  7. The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez
  8. Corazón by Yesika Salgado
  9. Pieces of the Heart (New Chicano Fiction) edited by Gary Soto
  10. The Poet by Elizabeth Acevedo
  11. The Pregnancy Project by Gaby Rodriguez
  12. The Distance Between Us (a memoir) by Reyna Grande
  13. Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From by Jennifer De Leon
  14. A Dream Called Home by Reyna Grande
  15. Here The Whole Time by Vitor Martins
  16. The House On Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  17. Jazz Owls (A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots) by Margarita Engle
  18. Lobizona by Romina Garber
  19. Heart of Aztlan by Rudolfo A. Anaya
  20. Hermosa by Yesika Salgado
  21. Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
  22. Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno
  23. With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Movies/TV Shows:

  1. One Day At A Time (TV show)
  2. Motorcycle Diaries (movie)
  3. Jane The Virgin (TV show)
  4. Gentefied (TV show)
  5. Pose (TV show)
  6. Zona Rosa (comedy special)
  7. The Latino List (documentary)
  8. Vida (TV show)
  9. The Infiltrators (blended documentary w/ scripted reenactments; movie)
  10. The Sentence (movie)
  11. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (movie)
  12. We the Animals (movie)
  13. Walkout (movie)
  14. On My Block (TV show)
  15. Real Women Have Curves (movie)
  16. Tortilla Soup (movie)
  17. Girlfight (movie)
  18. Dolores (movie)
  19. The House of Flowers (TV show)
  20. Gotta Kick It Up! (movie)
  21. La Rosa de Guadalupe 
  22. Como Dice el Dicho
  23. Vivo (movie)

Songs:

  1. “If I was president” by Las Cafeteras
  2. Anything by Selena Quintanilla 
    1. “Como la Flor”
    2. “Quiero”
    3. “Dulce Amor” 
    4. “Dame un Beso”
    5. “Missing My Baby”
    6. “Captive Heart”
    7. “I Could Fall In Love”
    8. “Baila esta Cumbia”
    9. “No Me Queda Mas”
    10. “Amor Prohibido”
    11. “Dreaming of You”
    12. “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom”
  3. “Te Regalo” by  Carla Morrison
  4. “A letter to my younger self” by Ambar Lucid
  5. “Si Veo a Tu Mamá” by Bad Bunny
  6. “Soy Yo” by Bomba Estéreo 
  7. “Black Lipstick” by Chicano Batman
  8. “LA MEMORIA” by Jessie Reyes
  9. “La Camisa Negra” by Juanes
  10. In the Heights soundtrack
  11. “Amtrak” by Los Retros
  12. “Wake Up” by Madison Reyes
  13. “Naila” by Lila Downs
  14. “Dulcito e Coco” by Vicente García
  15. “Dime Como Quieres” by Angela Aguilar 
  16. “Te Quiero” Flex 
  17. “I Like Him” by Princess Nokia* 
  18. “Te Encontre” By Ulices Chaidez 
  19. “Prometiste” by Pepe Aguilar 
  20. “Mas Alla Del Sol” by Joan Sebastian 
  21. “Yo Te Esperaba” by Alejandra Guzman
  22. “Me Enamore” by Jay Wheeler
  23. “Corazon Sin Cara” by Prince Royce 
  24. “Remember Me (Dúo)” by Miguel 
  25. “Telepatia” by Kali Uchis 

Podcasts:

  1. “The Latinx Identity Project”
  2. “Self-Conchas Podcast”
  3. “¿Qué Me Cuentas?: Latinx Storytelling”
  4. “Latinx Lens”
  5. “Latinx On The Rise”
  6. “Latinx Supernatural”
  7. “Latinx Chisme”
  8. “Latinx Expression”
  9. “Bitter Brown Femmes”
  10. “La Receta”
  11. “As Far As Anyone Knows”
  12. “Lucha Libro”
  13. “LatinoLabs”
  14. “Stereo Típico”
  15. “Latinos Who Lunch”
  16. “Latino USA” 
  17. “Anything for Selena”
  18. “Code Switch”

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