Chicana and Chicano

Foreigners in Their Native Land

Historical Roots of the Mexican Americans
Revised Edition
Edited by David J. Weber

Dozens of selections from firsthand accounts, introduced by David J. Weber's essays, capture the essence of the Mexican American experience in the Southwest from the time the first pioneers came north from Mexico.

Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquility

By Patricia Santana

A touching and funny coming-of-age novel set in 1969 with a background of family and the Vietnam war.

Creative Collectives

Chicana Painters Working in Community
By María Ochoa

Creative Collectives follows the artistic and ideological journeys of two groups of northern California Chicana artists involved in collectives which created complex images whose powerful visual social commentary sprang from the daily experiences of their lives.

Life In Search of Readers

Reading (in) Chicano/a Literature
By Manuel M. Martín-Rodríguez

In this examination of Chicano/a literature, Manuel M. Martín-Rodríguez analyzes the ways it connects with and is shaped by the interaction with its audiences.

Watsonville/Circle in the Dirt

Watsonville: Some Place Not Here and Circle in the Dirt: El Pueblo de East Palo Alto
By Cherríe Moraga

These plays document the incursion of the white world of power and authority into poor, racially mixed communities.

Crossing Guadalupe Street

Growing up Hispanic and Protestant
By David Maldonado

To grow up as a Mexican-American Methodist in a small town in south central Texas in the 1940s and 1950s was to be a minority within a minority. This memoir is the story of a man who became bilingual, bicultural, and successful, but it is also a tribute to the traditions in which he grew up.


Hispanic Women in the United States
By Hedda Garza

Documents and discusses the major contributions to this country's social and political mosaic for over 150 years by women leaders, organizers, and activists from diverse Hispanic backgrounds.


A Chicano Novella
Bilingual Edition
By Margarita Cota-Cardenas
Translated by Barbara ReissTrino Sandoval

A Chicana graduate student learns of a cover-up of the police shooting a young Chicano laborer named Puppet. Both a mystery and a call-to-action novel, Puppet is an underground classic.

The Contested Homeland

A Chicano History of New Mexico
Edited by Erlinda Gonzales-BerryDavid R. Maciel

Studies territorial and rural New Mexico in the nineteenth century, the struggle for statehood, Nuevomexicano politics, immigration, urban issues in the twentieth century, the role of Spanish in education, ethnic identity, and the Chicano movement.

Romance of a Little Village Girl

By Cleofas Jaramillo

This memoir of growing up in northern New Mexico offers a unique and engaging portrait of daily life and customs from the late nineteenth through the early twentieth century.