Chicana and Chicano

The Riddle of Cantinflas

Essays on Hispanic Popular Culture
Revised and Expanded Edition
By Ilan Stavans

Ilan Stavans’s collection of essays on kitsch and high art in the Americas makes a return with twenty-one colorful essays and conversations that deliver Stavans’s trademark wit and provocative analysis.

Don't Forget the Accent Mark

A Memoir
By David Sánchez

This autobiography of an outstanding mathematician, dedicated to others, whose career included stints as a senior university and federal administrator, is also the story of a young man of mixed Mexican and American parentage.

La Llorona

The Crying Woman
By Rudolfo Anaya
Illustrations by Amy Córdova
Translated by Enrique R. Lamadrid

The legend of La Llorona as retold by Rudolfo Anaya is storytelling anchored in a very human experience. His book helps parents explain to children the reality of death and the loss of loved ones.

Sweet Nata

Growing Up in Rural New Mexico
By Gloria Zamora

This heartfelt memoir tells of the joys and hardships of life in a New Mexico family during the 1950s and 1960s.

The Daring Flight of My Pen

Cultural Politics and Gaspar Pérez de Villagrá's Historia de la Nueva Mexico, 1610
By Genaro Padilla

In this engaging study Genaro Padilla enters into Villagrá's epic poem of the Oñate expedition to reveal that the soldier was no mere chronicler but that his writing offers a subtle critique of the empire whose expansion he seems to be celebrating.

La Sociedad

Guardians of Hispanic Culture Along the Río Grande
By José A. Rivera
Photographs by Daniel Salazar

Rivera's study explores the core values that have bonded SPMDTU members across generations and have sustained the organization for more than a century and addresses the question of whether or not La Sociedad will survive in the twenty-first century.

Dance of the Eggshells

Baile de los Cascarones
By Carla Aragón
Illustrations by Kathy Saville
Translated by Socorro AragónGeorge Gonzales

A little girl and her brother are introduced to the Baile de los Cascarones in this charming bilingual story of family and cultural tradition.

Crossing Borders with the Santo Niño de Atocha

By Juan Pescador

In this thoroughly researched work, Juan Javier Pescador traces the history of popular devotion to the Santo Niño de Atocha, one of the the most prominent religious figures for households between Zacatecas, Mexico, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

A Poetry of Remembrance

New and Rejected Works
By Levi Romero

Levi Romero recalls the tradiciones of life in northern New Mexico--a way of life seldom represented in American poetry.

Land of a Thousand Dances

Chicano Rock 'n' Roll from Southern California
Revised edition
By David ReyesTom Waldman

Reyes and Waldman tell the stories of Chicano rock music in Southern California and the musicians who continue to make pop music with a Latin beat.

Pages