Latinx Diversity and Inclusion Resources

Resources that Latinx youth can draw upon, as well as education and data on discrimination

Books for Adults (1 CEU per 100 pages max 4 per book)

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  • Understanding the Latinx Experience: Developmental and Contextual Influences: The Latino presence continues to grow in traditional population enclaves and has tripled in areas that are not traditionally associated with this pan-ethnic group. The dramatic growth of this population in the U.S. requires a considerably deeper understanding of individuals that share this multifaceted identity. Understanding the Latinx Experience synthesizes new research and its implications for practice that is critical for professionals working with Latinos in educational and counseling contexts. The authors provide insight into identity development, environmental influences, and how these factors influence persistence in higher education. By using a synthesis approach to organize multiple studies around how being Latinx influences the experiences of students in college and beyond, the authors offer a holistic view of the Latino population. Purchase Here

  • An African American and Latinx History of the United States: Spanning more than two hundred years, An African American and Latinx History of the United States is a revolutionary, politically charged narrative history, arguing that the “Global South” was crucial to the development of America as we know it. Scholar and activist Paul Ortiz challenges the notion of westward progress as exalted by widely taught formulations like “manifest destiny” and “Jacksonian democracy,” and shows how placing African American, Latinx, and Indigenous voices unapologetically front and center transforms U.S. history into one of the working class organizing against imperialism. Incisive and timely, this bottom-up history, told from the interconnected vantage points of Latinx and African Americans, reveals the radically different ways that people of the diaspora have addressed issues still plaguing the United States today, and it offers a way forward in the continued struggle for universal civil rights. Purchase Here

Books for Children (1 CEU per 100 pages max 4 per book)

  • House of Spirits: By Isabel Allende, is both a symbolic family saga and the story of an unnamed Latin American country’s turbulent history. Purchase Here

  • The Poet X: The debut novel of renowned slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo, a young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her own relationship to the world. Purchase Here

  • I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter: By Erika L. Sanchez, the vibrant teen protagonist struggles to prove who she is not, and in that journey, discovers who she is: stronger, braver, more worthy of loving and living than she ever imagined. Purchase Here

Articles (1 CEU each)

Articles (1 CEU each)

Organizations with additional resources (1 CEU each)

  • United We Dream: For undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., facing discrimination can lead to living in fear. United We Dream works to transform that fear into finding a voice. They empower immigrant youth to develop their leadership, their organizing skills, and to develop their own campaigns at the local, state, and federal levels to fight for justice and dignity for immigrants and all people.

  • National Alliance for Hispanic Health: The National Alliance for Hispanic Health is the premier science-based and community-driven organization that focuses on the best health for all. Community-based members provide services to more than 15 million Hispanics throughout the U.S. every year, and national organization members provide services to more than 100 million people annually. They work to ensure that health incorporates the best of science, culture, and community through listening to the individual, investing in leading community based organizations, working with national partners, examining and improving the resources and systems available, and designing solutions to make health a part of each person’s life.

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