Recommended Readings

Sisters of Caliban: Contemporary Women Poets of Caribbean, edited by M.J. Fenwick.
The Maria Paradox, by Rosa Maria Gil,
Boricuas, edited by Robert Santiago.
One Day My Soul Just Opened Up. by Iyanla Vanzant
Just Because I’m Latin Doesn’t Mean I Mambo, By Juan Roberto Job
The Hispanic Condition: Reflections on Culture & Identity in America, by Ilan Stavans
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, By Steven Covey
Conversations with God, By Gene Neil Welch
Hoyt Street, By Mary Helen Ponce
Woman Hollering Creek, By Sandra Cisneros
Borderlands/La Frontera, By Gloria Anzalúa
My First White Friend — Confessions on Race, Love, and Forgiveness, published by Viking Penguin
Americanos, edited by James Olmos, Lea Ybarra and Manuel Monterrey
Y no se leo trago la tierra , by Tomas Rivera
Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets’ Cafe, by Miguel Algarin, editor
Always Running , by Luis J. Rodriguez
AmeRican Laviera
Barrio Boy, by Ernesto Galarza
Bless Me, Ultima, by Rudolfo A. Anaya
Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza , by Gloria Anzaldua
Chants, by Pat Mora
City of Night, by John Rechy
Down These Main Streets, by Piri Thomas
Dreaming in Cuban: A Novel, by Cristina Garcia
Drink Cultura: Chicanismo , by Jose Antonio Burciaga
Drown, by Junot Diaz
El sol y los de abajo, by Jose Montoya
Emplumada , by Lorna Dee Cervantes
Estampas del Valle, by Rolando Hinolosa
Face of an Angel, by Denise Chavez
Floricanto en Aztlan , by Alurista (Alberto Urrista)
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, by Julia Alvarez
Hoyt Street: An Autobiography , by Mary Helen Ponce
Latin Jazz, by Virgil Suarez
Martin and Meditatons on the South Valley , by Jimmy Santiago Baca
Mi Lucha por la tierra, by Reyes Lopez Tijerina
Mist Vaigas and the Dead Naturalist, by Kathleen J. Alcal‡
Mother Tongue , by Demetria Martinez
Next Year in Cuba: A Cubano’s Coming-of-Age in America , by Gustavo Perez Firmat
Nilda , by Nicholasa Mohr
Paradise , by Elena Castedo
Pocho by Jose Antonio Villarreal
Puerto Rican Obituary , by Pedro Pietri
Rain of Gold , by Victor E. Villaseñor
Restless Serpents , by Bernice Zamora
Short Eyes, by Miguel Fiñero
Silent Dancing: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood, by Judith Ortiz Cofer
Snake Poems: An Aztec lnvocation, by Francisco X. Alarcon
Snaps, by Victor Hernandez (Cruz)
Song of the Hummingbird, by Graciela Limon
Spiks, by Pedro Juan Soto
The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo, by Oscar Zeta Acosta
The Balad of Rocky Ruiz, by ManueI Ramos
The Bements of San Joaquin, by Gary Soto
The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros
The House on the Lagoon, by Rosario Ferre
The Magic of Blood, by Dagoberto GiIb
The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love , by Oscar Hijuelos
The Ordinary Seaman , by Francisco Goldman
Un Trip Through the Mind Jail , by Raul Salinas
With a Pistol in His Hand, by Americo Paredes
When I Was Puerto Rican Esmeralda Santiago
Where a Nickel Costs a Dime Willie Perdomo
Yo Soy Joaquin, by RodoIfo (Corky) Gonzalez

House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
Drown by Junot Diaz
Bodega Dreams by Ernesto Quinones
Music of the Mills by Luis Rodriguez Rodriguez
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