Chicana and Chicano

A Life on Hold

Living with Schizophrenia
By Josie Méndez-Negrete

Méndez-Negrete's powerful account is the first memoir by a Mexican American author to share the devastation and hope a family experiences in dealing with schizophrenia.

One Day I'll Tell You the Things I've Seen

By Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez

The stories in Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez’s intimate conversational narrative take readers around the world, from the orchards of California to the cornfields of Iowa, from the neighborhoods of Madrid and Mexico City to the Asian shore of Istanbul.

Jemez Spring

By Rudolfo Anaya

Rudolfo Anaya's latest Sonny Baca mystery eerily reflects current events: it involves terrorists, environmental activists, and water rights in the Southwest.

Massacre of the Dreamers

Essays on Xicanisma
20th Anniversary Updated Edition
By Ana Castillo

This new edition of an immensely influential book gives voice to Mexic Amerindian women silenced for hundreds of years by the dual censorship of being female and indigenous.

Making Aztlán

Ideology and Culture of the Chicana and Chicano Movement, 1966-1977
By Juan Gómez-QuiñonesIrene Vásquez

This book provides a long-needed overview of the Chicana and Chicano movement’s social history as it grew, flourished, and then slowly fragmented. The authors examine the movement’s origins in the 1960s and 1970s, showing how it evolved from a variety of organizations and activities united in their quest for basic equities for Mexican Americans in U.S. society.

The Deportation of Wopper Barraza

A Novel
By Maceo Montoya

After Wopper Barraza’s fourth drunk driving violation, the judge orders his deportation and now he has to move back to Michoacán. His story unfolds as life in a rural village takes him in new and unexpected directions. We know this story from the headlines, but up to now it has been unexplored literary territory.

Hotel Mariachi

Urban Space and Cultural Heritage in Los Angeles
By Catherine L. KurlandEnrique R. Lamadrid
Photographs by Miguel A. Gandert

Hotel Mariachi is a unique lens through which to view the history and culture of Mexicano California, and provides touching insights into the challenging lives of mariachi musicians.


A Photopoetics Across the Chicano Homeland
By Spencer R. HerreraLevi Romero
Photographs by Robert Kaiser

Sagrado is neither a search for identity nor a quest for a homeland but an affirmation of an ever-evolving cultural landscape. Embedded at the heart of this remarkable book, in which prose, photographs, and poems complement each other, is a photopoetic journey across the Chicano Southwest.

Serafina's Stories

By Rudolfo Anaya

Anaya blends Spanish folktales with Pueblo Indian myths to create a charming New Mexican version of the Arabian Nights.

The Border Is Burning

By Ito Romo

Loners, families, fathers, wives—anyone who lives on the border between Mexico and the United States also lives on a border of violence and complexity. Here a master of Chicano noir explores that world in lean and haunting stories that you will never forget.