Latin America Fights Back
“In our dreams we have seen another world, an honest world, a world decidedly more fair than the one in which we now live. We saw that in this world there was no need for armies; peace, justice and liberty were so common that no one talked about them as far-off concepts, but as things such as bread, birds, air, water, like book and voice.” ― Subcomandante Marcos, Our Word Is Our Weapon
Latinx Heritage Month, which spans September 15 through October 15, "celebrates the cultural contributions of Americans whose families originated from Mexico, Central America, South American and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean," according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
But Latinx History is inextricably linked to both the fight for the liberation of indigenous peoples and the need to defend Latin American nations' sovereignty against oppressive violence perpetrated by the United States. Below, you'll find a selection of books related to this perpetual struggle for independence rooted in equality and justice for all.