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Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Junot Diaz Still Feels Like an Immigrant

By Sigal Ratner-Arias, Associated Press/ABC News “He has won a Pulitzer, teaches Americans how to write at MIT and his Spanish-sprinkled stories have been acclaimed in the United States. But Junot Diaz, who arrived from the Dominican Republic at the age of 6, says he has never stopped feeling like an immigrant. And he thinks

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Four great summer reads from Latin American and Latino authors

By Claudio Iván Remeseira , NBCLatino Looking for a really good book to take on vacation, or to while away a few lazy summer afternoons?  Here are four great reads: “My Fathers Ghost Is Climbing in the Rain” by...

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Chicanísima Chicago Cultural Calendar: April 2013

By Teresa Puente, Chicanísima We’re still waiting for spring to arrive in Chicago, but there are plenty of reasons to get out of the house this month. Here is a selection of events that may interest Chicanísima readers....

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

1st Latino to Win PEN/Faulkner Award: Homeboy From US-Mexico Border

From Latina Lista In a prestigious literary competition where more than 350 novels and short-story collections by American authors published in the U.S. in 2012 were evaluated by a three-judge panel, a 58-year-old former priest walked away...

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Want more Latino authors? Hit the bookstores

By Alexandra Aquino-Fike, Being Latino I want books.  Good books by and about Latinos.  Since Latinos comprise a large and growing part of the U.S. population, with increasingly significant purchasing power, I naturally assumed that these figures...

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Latinos Need books by Latino Authors, But So Do All Students

By Esther Cepeda, NBC Latino Click on picture to read story.  

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Book Review “Revolt Of The Cockroach People”

By Luis Torres, Latinopia As we continue our “second looks” at landmark books of the Chicano experience, here is a renewed look at “The Revolt of the Cockroach People,” by Oscar Zeta Acosta aka “The Brown Buffalo.”...

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Ten Latina Authored Books For Summer

By Kalyn Belsha, Voxxi Now that spring is officially behind us, you’re probably on the hunt for some beach reads that are not Fifty Shades of Grey. Luckily, Latino Literacy Now just named its top books at the International Latino Book Awards,...

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Book Review: “Emplumada” By Lorna Dee Cervantes

Reviewed by Thelma T. Reyna, Ph.D., Latinopia Lorna Dee Cervantes (b. 1954) is a California native of Mexican-American and Native-American heritage. Her impact on Chicana poetry prior to and since the publication of her iconic, American Book...

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Book Review: “Barrio Boy” By Ernesto Galarza

Reviewed by Luis R. Torres, Latinopia A Second Look at a Classic of Chicano Literature Some weeks back Jesús Treviño, the captain of the Latinopia ship, and I agreed to re-examine some of the classics of Chicano...

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

UPDATE: Carlos Fuentes Has Died

From the textmex obsessed imagination of William A. Nericcio I am just processing the news that one of my dearest mentors, the great Mexican author and public intellectual Carlos Fuentes, has passed away–the latest links will be appearing here. During...

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Fuentes On Immigration: Where Are Your Workers Coming From?

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco I’m interested in Carlos Fuentes’ political side. There is a fine line, somewhere, that signals the place where you’ve gone too far. I don’t want to cross that line talking about Carlos Fuentes....

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Carlos Fuentes – Old Soldiers Never Die

By D. C. Basset, Voxxi General Douglas MacArthur said in his farewell speech in 1951 that old soldiers never die; they just fade away. It is the same with writers and artists, they never die, and they do...

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Bien Hecho: Carmen Tafolla Is San Antonio’s First Poet Laureate

Earlier this month, the city of San Antonio, Texas inaugurated its first Poet Laureate, UTSA scholar Dr. Carmen Tafolla. Tafolla, currently the university’s writer-in-residence for Children’s, Youth, and Transformative Literature was selected by Mayor Julián Castro for her...

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