12 Entertainment Picks for Latinx Heritage Month

Looking for your next entertainment binge? Try these picks that embrace the beauty and depth of Latin culture. In honor of Latinx Heritage Month, HQ teammates and Shipt Shoppers within the Latinx community shared what they’re listening to, reading, and watching. 

Find some new and old favorites in these lists.

Turn up this Music

Give a listen to these playlists for a taste of new and classic Latinx tunes.

¡Viva Latino! has the biggest Latin songs of the moment, so there’s always some good dance jams there.Pedro V., Office Assistant

90s Latino adds a little bit of nostalgia and takes you back in time. It’s also a great mix of chill songs and songs that put you in the mood for dancing! Aaron L., Area Operations Manager

Nocturno is vibez. I also love indie bands like Devendra Banhart, Little Joy, and Chicano Batman. Catriana C., Growth Marketing Manager 

More music: Reggaeton Classics, Bachata Lovers, and Salsa Classics

Dive into these Books

From poetic verse to cliffhangers, each book by a Latinx author has got you covered.

Read “La Edad de Oro” by writer and poet, José Martí – a man who needs no introduction. Not only was he a great author, but also a timestamp of our history.Nancy N., Shipt Shopper

I recommend “Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida” by Victor Martinez. It highlights what it’s like to grow up Latino within a family that has many crosses to bear. Leslie S., Overnight Experience Team Member 

“December Sky” by Evelyn Cortez-Davis is such a beautifully written story about the undocumented experience.Pedro V., Office Assistant

More books: “Mexican Gothic” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, “The Poet X” by Elizabeth Acevedo, and “Cemetery Boys” by Aiden Thomas

Stream these TV Shows 

No need to scroll channels. We’ve got your watchlist here featuring Latinx characters and storylines. 

One of my favorite shows is “Jane the Virgin.” It is the perfect blend of English and Spanish-speaking drama – an American telenovela. It’s so funny and heartwarming.Leah R., Operations Specialist

“Gentefied” is one of my absolute favorite shows of this year. I’m living for the representation! Leslie S., Overnight Experience Team Member 

My absolute favorite show, ¿Qué Pasa, USA?, captures the essence of a Cuban-American family’s struggles in Miami. It was the first bilingual show in the country.Leslie G., Shipt Shopper 

More shows: “Pose,” “Diary of a Future President,” and “Celia” (2015) 

Watch these Movies 

Did someone say movie marathon? Find your new favorite in this lineup.

One of my favorite movies of all time is “Under the Same Moon.” It’s a great movie to start with if you’re interested in learning about the hardships immigrants face. Leslie S., Overnight Experience Team Member 

“Coco” is probably the movie that has best captured the essence of the Mexican culture, specifically around the very famous Day of the Dead holiday. I’ve watched it 3 or 4 times, and it still gives me chills every time.Aaron L., Area Operations Manager

One of my favorite Latinx-focused movies is “A Better Life,” which really highlights the plight of immigrants. I think it’s a great learning tool for people to see the challenges and struggles we face. Pedro V., Office Assistant

More movies: “Chico & Rita,” “Ixcanul,” and “Mosquita y Mari”

Ready for a binge-watching marathon? Stay entertained with DVDs, books, headphones, and more delivered with Shipt.

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