BPL's Read-In for Justice Spotlights Hispanic Heritage Month September 12

By Gelenda Norman | Central Library 

The fourth edition of the Birmingham Public Library’s Read-In for Justice program is spotlighting Hispanic heritage. Join us on Saturday, September 12, 2020, between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., on the BPL Facebook page.

Read-In for Justice, which was spotlighted by the Urban Libraries Council in August, is BPL’s monthly focus on reading books that showcase race and social justice issues.

September’s program will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is observed annually from September 15 to October 15. Read-In for Justice Through Our Eyes: Our Stories, Our Lives, will use books to educate viewers about the many contributions made by Hispanic Americans as well as their influences to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. Some of the books will be read in Spanish for Latino viewers.

Rachel Estes, outreach director at Canterbury United Methodist Church in Mountain Brook, is collaborating with BPL on this event.The Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (HICA) and Jefferson County Library Association are also partnering with BPL on this Read-In for Justice event.

Again, join us September 12, virtually through Facebook Live beginning at 10:00 a.m., as we celebrate the contributions of our Hispanic brothers and sisters.

For more information on BPL's many programs and services, go to www.cobpl.org.