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Latinx and Chicanx in STEM

This guide provides links to resources for children, young adults, teachers and the general public on Latinx/Chicanx in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and related fields.


Carol M. Highsmith, photographer. In 2017 Buffalo, New York, artist and educator Betsy Casanas was invited by the city's Albright-Knox Public Art Initiative, the Hispanic Heritage Council, and the Rich Famly Foundation to create what became this mural celebrating the contributions made by the region Hispanic and Latinx communities. 2018. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

This guide includes a selection of resources for children, young adults, teachers and the general public on Latinx and Chicanx in science, mathematics, engineering, medicine, and related fields. It also includes resources for teachers on multicultural science education and science for English Language Learners (ELLs). All sources have been published within the last 20 years. Most of the sources are in English, with a specific section with books in Spanish and Portuguese and a section on science books for children that are in Spanish as well.

This guide is intended to serve a wide research audience, as well as to provide useful, quality information and research assistance to the interested public. This guide is not an exhaustive list of resources, but rather a starting point for researching Latinx and Chicanx in STEM.

About the Science Section

Part of the Science & Business Reading Room at the Library of Congress, the Science Section is the starting point for conducting research at the Library of Congress in the subject areas of science, medicine and engineering. Here, reference specialists in specific subject areas of science and engineering  assist patrons in formulating search strategies and gaining access to the information and materials contained in the Library's rich collections of science, medicine, and engineering materials.