[library-media] FW: SIRS E-mail Bulletin #25: September Spotlights of the Month

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SIRS E-MAIL BULLETIN #25
SPOTLIGHTS OF THE MONTH
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SIRS Celebrates "National Hispanic Heritage Month"
on all Databases for the month of September.
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SIRS RESEARCHER
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In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, SIRS Researcher =
focuses
on subjects that are significant both to Hispanic Americans and all
Americans. Some of the topics covered include the growth of the Hispanic
minority, Hispanic athletes, health care for Hispanics and the =
increasing
political power Hispanics wield. The following articles address these
topics: "Census Shows Hispanics-At 38 million-Now Largest U.S. Minority
Group," "American Pro Sports Reaching Out to Hispanic Audiences," =
"Hispanic
America: The Last 100 Years," "Crime & Punishment: How the Criminal =
Justice
System Fails Hispanics" and "Death of the Frito Bandito."

SIRS GOVERNMENT REPORTER
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SIRS Government Reporter observes National Hispanic Heritage Month by
highlighting the various aspects of Hispanic American life. During this
annual celebration, the traditions, ancestry, and unique experiences of
those who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, the countries of Central =
and
South America, and the Caribbean are explored. Throughout our history,
Hispanic Americans have enriched the American way of life in areas such =
as
the military, politics and culture. These topics and more are examined =
in
the following articles:  "Hispanic Students Briefed on Military, DoD
Civilian Workplace," "Record Number of Hispanics Elected to U.S. House =
of
Representatives" and "Hispanic Population Reaches All-Time High of 38.8
Million, New Census Bureau Estimates Show."

SIRS RENAISSANCE
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In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, SIRS Renaissance =
highlights
Hispanic history, customs and achievements. Celebrated each year from
September 15 to October 15, the observance was initiated as a weeklong
celebration in 1968, but was expanded to a month in 1989. One need not =
look
far to realize the impact of this diverse group, whose ancestral roots =
hail
from Mexico, Spain, South and Central America and the Caribbean. From =
art
and entertainment to politics, science and education, Hispanic Americans
have left-and continue to leave-their mark on every facet of American =
life.
The legacy of Hispanic Americans and the breadth of their myriad
achievements can be explored in such SIRS Renaissance articles as =
"Interview
with Julia Alvarez," "Not Half--But Twice--American,"  "Creative =
Tension:
How Latina Writers Make Sense of Two Worlds," =3D "Latinos a Driving =
Force in
Popular Culture," "The World of Carlos Santana" and "American =
Catholicism:
The Rising Latin Beat."

SIRS DISCOVERER
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Designated from September 15 through October 15 each year, National =
Hispanic
Heritage Month became an official holiday in 1989. However, National
Hispanic Heritage Week, which takes place during the week of September =
15-18
to honor the independence of seven Hispanic countries, has actually been
celebrated since 1968. There are more than 35 million Hispanics in the
United States and one child out of every six is Hispanic. Many Hispanic
Americans come from countries in South and Central America, Africa and
Europe, and also have strong cultural connections to countries such as
Spain, Mexico and several nations in the Caribbean. Some of the earliest
European settlers in the New World were Hispanic. Read about Hispanic
culture in SIRS Discoverer articles, including "Celebrating Hispanic
Heritage," "Cinco de Mayo," "Quincenera," "Dancin' La Vida Loca" and =
"Sammy
Sosa."

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SPOTLIGHT OF THE MONTH topics are selected mainly from CHASE'S CALENDAR =
OF
EVENTS. Articles are also accessible within the main database and remain =
in
the SIRS SPOTLIGHT OF THE MONTH ARCHIVE for one year. For more =
information
about SPOTLIGHT OF THE MONTH on SIRS RESEARCHER, SIRS GOVERNMENT =
REPORTER,
SIRS RENAISSANCE or SIRS DISCOVERER, call 1-800-232-7477 or visit
www.sirs.com.