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LATINOPIA BOOK REVIEW “MAKING HISPANICS”

MAKING HISPANIC: How Activists, Bureaucrats, and Media Constructed a New American by Dr. G. Cristina Mora, University of Chicago Press, 2014. Reviewed by  Dr. Claude S. … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA BOOK REVIEW “AFRO- 6 ” REVIEWED BY ERNIE HOGAN

THE COLLIDING WORLDS OF AFRO-6. Dell Books, 1969 By Hank Lopez Reviewed by Ernest Hogan ___________________________________ Chicano ain’t no pure thing. Ain’t no puro Chicano. Puro … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA BOOK REVIEW “LATINO AMERICANS”

LATINO AMERICANS -The Companion Book to the PBS documentary Series Written by Ray Suarez,  Celebra Press, 2013. Reviewed by Denis Bixler-Marquez _____________________________________ Behind … [Read more...]

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THE PASSION OF BENJAMIN SÁENZ By CECILIA BALLÍ

The Passion of Benjamin Sáenz A border poet rises from the ashes. By Cecilia Ballí Reprinted with permission from the August 2013 issue of Texas … [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 “THE OLD MAN’S LOVE STORY”

THE OLD MAN'S LOVE STORY By Rudolfo Anaya University of Oklahoma Press 170 pages Reviewed by Luís R. Torres _______________________________ Rudolfo Anaya’s Latest Book a Little … [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 “AND THE EARTH DID NOT DEVOUR HIM”

“…y no se lo tragó la tierra” aka “…And the Earth Did Not Devour Him” Written by Tomás Rivera Published by Arte Público Press 1987 First published in 1970 by Quinto Sol Review and reminiscence … [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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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 “REVOLT OF THE COCKROACH PEOPLE”

"Revolt of the Cockroach People" Written by Oscar Zeta Acosta Vantage Books Edition published in 1989 First published by Straight Arrow Books in 1973 Reviewed by Luís … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA BOOK REVIEW “BECOMING DR. Q”

“Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon” Written by Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, MD with Mim Eichler Rivas Published by University of California Press, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA BOOK REVIEW “BARRIO BOY” BY ERNESTO GALARZA

“Barrio Boy”  by Ernesto Galarza University of Notre Dame Press First published in 1971 Reviewed by Luis R. Torres ____________________________________________ A Second Look at a Classic … [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...]