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Latino Heritage at the LAVC Library

Guide to a selection of LAVC Library resources on Latinx cultural experience compiled in celebration of Latino Heritage Week 2018

How to Use this Guide

The LAVC Library has many resources that celebrate, reflect upon, or analyze the Latinx cultural experience. Use the menu on the left to see a selection of the library books, eBooks, streaming video, and other resources. During Latino Heritage Week (Oct 29-Nov 2) many of the books listed here will be in a display near the library entrance--feel free to take a look and check one out to read at home!

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The Great Wall of Los Angeles

Along the east side of  the LAVC campus is one of the most important pieces of public art in Los Angeles, a mural conceived by Chicana artist Judy Baca and painted over the course of 5 summers in the mid-1970s by over 400 members of the community, many of them teenagers. The Great Wall of Los Angeles depicts the "history of ethnic peoples of California from pre-history to the 1950s"(1) and runs from Burbank to Oxnard in the Tujunga Flood Control Channel. For more information on the mural, see the SPARC (Social and Public Art Resource Center) website.

detail view of The Great Wall of Los Angeles

Image credit: "On a Walk to see The Great Wall of Los Angeles" by Kent Kanouse (CC by-NC 2.0) 
(1) "The Great Wall Explained" Social and Public Art Resource Center website. Accessed Oct. 25, 2018.


Children's Books

Culture & Identity

Dia de los Muertos


Ficción y Poesía



Politics & Society


Streaming Video

Beyond LAVC: Digital Collections of Primary Sources

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