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LATINOPIA WORD THELMA REYNA INTERVIEW

INTERVIEW WITH POET LAUREATE THELMA T. REYNA Latinopia.com is proud to repost this interview conducted by Maria Ferrer for the Latina Book Club with author Thelma T. Reyna, newly named Poet … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA BOOK REVIEW “BIRD OF PARADISE: HOW I BECAME LATINA”

BIRD OF PARADISE: HOW I BECAME LATINA By Raquel Cepeda Reviewed by By Thelma T. Reyna ___________________________________________ Raquel Cepeda’s memoir, Bird of Paradise: How I Became … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA BOOK REVIEW “HOW FIRE IS A STORY, WAITING”

How Fire Is a Story, Waiting by Melinda Palacio Reviewed by Thelma T. Reyna ___________________________________________ Melinda Palacio’s first full-length volume of poetry was birthed with … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA BOOK REVIEW “THE ULTRAVIOLENT SKY”

THE ULTRAVIOLET SKY Written by Alma Luz Villanueva Publication: 1988, Bilingual Press; 1988, Anchor Books, Doubleday 379 pages ISBN: 0-385-42014-5 Review by Thelma T. Reyna Book Review … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA BOOK REVIEW “MIXQUIAHUALA LETTERS”

The Mixquiahuala Letters Written by Ana Castillo Publication: 1986, Bilingual Press [Republished by Doubleday/Anchor Books in 1992] 138 pages ISBN: 0-385-42013-7 Reviewed by Thelma T. … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA BOOK REVIEW “BORDERLANDS” BY GLORA ANZALDÚA

BORDERLANDS: LA FRONTERA, THE NEW MESTIZA by Gloria Anzaldúa Spinsters/Aunt Lute: 1987 203 pages ISBN: 0-933216-25-4 Reviewed by Thelma T. Reyna, Ph.D. Book Review #7 in the PIONEER … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA BOOK REVIEW “BORDERS” BY PAT MORA

"Borders" By Pat Mora Year: 1986 Publisher: Arte Publico Press, Houston Pages: 88 ISBN:  0-934770-57-3 Reviewed by Dr. Thelma T. Reyna, Ph.D. Book Review #6 in the PIONEER … [Read more...]

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GUEST BLOG DR. THELMA REYNA “STAND UP AND BE HEARD!”

STAND UP AND BE HEARD! Both U.S. presidential candidates have made a point of courting the Latino vote. Both have sent out their Latino/a surrogates to win voters over to their side, with President … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA BOOK REVIEW SANDRA CISNEROS “HOUSE ON MANGO STREET”

House on Mango Street By Sandra Cisneros Vintage Books, 1984 [25th Anniversary Edition, Vintage Books, 2009] 110 pages ISBN: 978-0-679-73477-2 Reviewed by Dr. Thelma Reyna Book … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA BOOK REVIEW “LOVING IN THE WAR YEARS”

LOVING IN THE WAR YEARS By Cherríe Moraga South End Press, 1983 152 pages Out of Print Reviewed by Thelma T. Reyna, Ph.D.  Book Review #4 in the PIONEER AMERICAN LATINA AUTHORS … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA BOOK REVIEW ‘EMPLUMADA” By Lorna Dee Cervantes

EMPLUMADA by Lorna Dee Cervantes Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press (1981) 68 pages   ISBN:  0-8229-5327-7 Reviewed by Thelma T. Reyna, Ph.D. Book Review #3 in the PIONEER AMERICAN … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA BOOK REVIEW “RAIN OF SCORPIONS”

Rain of Scorpions and Other Writings By Estela Portillo Trambley 178 Pages Originally Published by  Tonatiuh International, 1975 (First Edition)* Reviewed by Thelma T. Reyna, Ph.D. Book Review … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA BOOK REVIEW NICHOLASA MOHR “NILDA”

Nilda, by Nicholasa Mohr Arte Público Press: 2011 248 ppg. Originally published by Harper & Row: 1974 Reviewed by Thelma T. Reyna, Ph.D. Book Review #1 in the PIONEER AMERICAN … [Read more...]