Latinx Heritage and History Resources for Educators 


Author: KIPP Foundation Equity Team

Happy National Latinx Heritage Month! As we celebrate the rich history and numerous contributions that Latinx from across the globe have made, we honor and recognize the members of our KIPP network with Latinx backgrounds. With our community encompassing over 40 percent of students that identify as Latinx and 64 percent of teachers that identify as Black or Latinx, we acknowledge the diverse cultures, experiences, and identities within our network.  We see you. We cherish you. We value you.  

Please enjoy and explore these equity resources as we aim to ensure that each member of our network continues growing and learning about not only their affinity but the experiences of others, specifically that of our Latinx brothers and sisters within our community. It remains our goal to foster an informed network and provide the community with access to helpful equity resources. 


Historical Context  

(Educational Videos)  

U.S. Racial equity through the eyes of an Afro-Latina: Defining Afro-Latinidad  

What is ‘Critical Race Theory’ and Why It Matters to Latinos  


Afro-Latinx Bookstores  

“Dominicana: A novel” by Angie Cruz   

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan  


A comprehensive historical view   

Supporting People’s Journeys  

(Educational videos)  

My Identity is a Superpower: Not an Obstacle   

What Being Hispanic and Latinx Means in the United States  


A Family Conversation on Race and Latinidad  


“Knitting the Fog” by Claudia D. Hernandez   


Mental Health Resources for People of Color  

In Our Schools  

(Educational Videos)  

Defining Latino: Young People Talk Identity, Belonging   


Books for all grade levels that explore Latinx Heritage and Culture  

“My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education” by Jennine Capo Crucet   


Ways to appreciate Latinx and Hispanic culture within our schools  


Testimonials: Miles to be an American Girl 


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