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Latine Heritage Month Public Health Reading List

September 15, 2023

Explore books recommended by Yale School of Public Health faculty, staff, students, and alumni.


  1. “Fresh Banana Leaves: Healing Indigenous Landscapes Through Indigenous Science” by Jessica Hernandez
  2. “Ringside Seat to a Revolution: An Underground Cultural History of El Paso and Juárez: 1893-1923” by David Dorado Romo
  3. “The Devil's Highway: A True Story” by Luis Alberto Urrea
  4. “West Side Rising: How San Antonio's 1921 Flood Devastated a City and Sparked a Latino Environmental Justice Movement” by Char Miller


  1. “Crooked Plow” by Itamar Vieira Junior
  2. “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel García Márquez
  3. “The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas” by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
  4. “The Town of Babylon” by Alejandro Varela

To Watch

  1. “City of God” directed by Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund
Submitted by Sabrina Lacerda Naia dos Santos on September 15, 2023