November is Puerto Rican Heritage Month!
We created a display with a few books we selected from our collection. We encourage you to explore our print and digital resources to learn about the history, culture, and people of the island.
Books in LACC
Below is a list of a few print books we selected from our stacks to include in our display. Books selected cover politics, race/ethnicity, religion, music, and food in Puerto Rico.
Stop by LACC and check out a book that is currently on display!
- Puerto Rican Cookery (Valldejuli, 1980)
- Coconuts & Collards (Diaz & Codish, 2018)
- Afro-Puerto Ricans in the Short Story: An Anthology (Simpson, 2006)
- Stories from Puerto Rico / Historias de Puerto Rico (Muckley & Martinez-Santiago, 2009)
- Listening to Salsa: Gender, Latin Popular Music, and Puerto Rican Cultures (Aparicio, 1998)
- Puerto Rico 1898: The War After The War (Picó, 2004)
- Villa Taina de Boqueron: the excavation of an early Taino site in Puerto Rico (Goodwin & Walker, 1975)
- Culture and Customs of Puerto Rico (Galván, 2009)
- Virgenes, Magos, y Escapularios: Imagineria, etnicidad y religiosidad popular en Puerto Rico (Quintero-Rivera & Picó, 1998)
- Black Puerto Rican Identity and Religious Experience (Hernández Hiraldo, 2006)
- Concrete and Countryside: articulations of the urban and rural in the 1950s Puerto Rican cultural production (Esterrich, 2018)
- ¡Negro, negra! : memorias del Primer Congreso de Afrodecendencia en Puerto Rico (Congreso de Afrodescendencia en Puerto Rico, 2015)
Browse the library catalog to find additional books on Puerto Rico!
In addition to print books in the LACC stacks, there are also digital collections and other resources on the web that provide information about/from Puerto Rico.
- Chronicling America offers access to content from six newspapers published in Puerto Rico between 1836 and 1925. The newspapers are La Gazeta, La Correspondencia, La Democracia, el Boletin Mercantil, El Imparcial, and El Mundo.
- Side by side: US empire, Puerto Rico, and the roots of American youth literature and culture (Jiménez García, 2021)
- El Mundo, a digital exhibit, which explores the shifts in policy and culture in Puerto Rico that led to the radicalization of the Nationalist Party and the subsequent downfall of the traditional political parties: the Partido Liberal, the Partido Republicano, and the Partido Socialista.
- The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) provides access to digitized newspapers, maps, and more.
- University of Puerto Rico’s Digital Collections provides access digital newspapers, magazines, maps, poems, and more.
- Centro Archives Digital Collection provides access to photographs, documents, artifacts, art, maps, oral histories, moving image and audio clips, and other material pertaining to the Puerto Rican diaspora.
For additional collections and resources, view our Latin American & Caribbean Digital Initiatives Guide.