We believe in indicating those who have inspired our work. The following list is meant to acknowledge our inspiration, not necessarily provide a comprehensive list of our reading material.

Isaac Chavarria

Allatson, Paul. Key Terms in Latino/a: Cultural and Literary Studies. Blackwell, 2007. Print.

Anzaldúa, Gloria. Borderlands: the new mestiza = la frontera. Aunt Lute Books, 1987. Print.

Chavez, Denise. Loving Pedro Infante. New York: Washington Square Press, 2001.

Cárdenas, Servando. “Los Pachucos”. hecho en tejas: an anthology of texas-mexican literature. Dagoberto Gilb, ed. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2006. Print.

de Alba, Luis, perf. El día de los albañiles: Los maistros del amor. Frontera Films S.A., 1984. Film.

Galarza, Ernesto. Barrio Boy. Notre Dame: Notre Dame Press, 1971. Print.

Census 2000 Brief.” U.S Census Bureau. Electronic.

Gutiérrez, José Angel. “Chicano Music: Evolution and Politics to 1950” The roots of Texas music. Lawrence Clayton and Joe W. Specht ed. College Station : Texas A & M University Press, 2003.

Hernandez, Luis F. “Teaching English to the Culturally Disadvantaged Mexican-American Student.” The English Journal 57.1 (Jan., 1968): 87-122. Electronic.

Molina, Brenda. “Lleva a México en el corazón.” El Norte 15 June 2009. Electronic.

Montalvo, José. Black Hat Poems. Austin: Slough Press, 1987. Print.

Perez-Torres, Rafael. “Chicano Ethnicity, Cultural Hybridity, and the Mestizo Voice” Mixing race, mixing culture: inter-American literary dialogues. Monika Kaup and Debra J. Rosenthal ed. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2002.

Robles, José Humberto. Los Desarraigados. Mexico D. F.: Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, 1956. Print.

Roebuck, Jeremy. “Latino? Hispanic? It all depends on whom you ask.” The Monitor [McAllen, Tx] 12 October 2007. Electronic.

Rodriguez, Clara E. Latin Looks: Images of Latinas and Latinos in the U.S. Media. Boulder: Perseus Book Group, 1997.

Rodriguez, Richard. Hunger of memory : an autobiography : the education of Richard Rodriguez. New York: Bantam Books, 1982. Print.

Salinas, Raul. “La Loma”. hecho en tejas: an anthology of texas-mexican literature.

Dagoberto Gilb, ed. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2006. Print.

Valdez, Luis. Zoot Suit and Other Plays. Houston: Arte Publico Press, 1992.

Vigil-Piñón, Evangelina. Thirty an’ seen a lot. Houston: Arte Público Press, 1985. Print.

Villanueva, Tino. Hay Otra Voz. Staten Island, N.Y.: Editorial Mensaje, 1974. Print.

Villarreal, Jose Antonio. Pocho. New York: Doubleday, 1959. Print.


Gabriel Sanchez

Aztec by Gary Jennings. Forge, 1980.

Aztecs and Conquistadors: The Spanish Invasion & the Collapse of the Aztec Empire by John Pohl & Charles M. Robinson III. Osprey Publishing Ltd. 2005.

Aztlan: An Anthology of Mexican American Literature Edited by Luis Valdez & Stan Steiner. Vintage Books, 1972.

Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo A. Anaya. TQS Publications, 1991.

The Chicano Experience: An Alternative Perspective by Alfredo Mirande. University of Notre Dame, 1985.

Chicano! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement produced by the National Latino Communications Center and Galan Productions, Inc. in association with KCET-Los Angeles.

Conquest: Montezuma, Cortez and the Fall of Old Mexico by Hugh Thomas. Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2005.

Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies by Jared Diamond. Norton, 1999.

Leyendas de la Serpiente Emplumada: Biografia de un Dios Mexicano by Neil Baldwin. Public Affairs, member of Perseus Books Group, 1999.

Rain of Gold by Victor Villasenor. Laurel, 1992.

Refried Elvis: The Rise of the Mexican Counterculture by Eric Zolov. University of California Press, Berkley and Los Angeles, 1999.

Un Trip through the Mind Jail y Otras Excursions by Raul Salinas. Arte Publico Press, 1999.


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