Past Book Recommendations

Stairs to the main stacks.

Every month, I recommend a book in the realm of American Ethnic Literature. Many of my recommendations are books which I teach in Chicana/Latin American Literature courses. The book recommendation for this month is at the bottom of my main home page.

August 2020

Sueño, by Lorna Dee Cervantes (with a foreword by Juan Felipe Herrera)

July 2020

Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya

Anaya passed away at 82 years of age on Sunday, June 28, 2020. Read Gustavo Arellano’s piece in High Country News honoring Anaya’s work: “Rudolfo Anaya defined the West like no one else.”


“Reading the word and learning how to write the word so one can later read it are preceded by learning how to write the world, that is having the experience of changing the world and touching the world.”

Paolo Freire in “Rethinking Literacy: A Dialogue”


Read to discover and read to remember.

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