Chicana and Chicano

He Walked In and Sat Down and Other Stories

By Rosaura Sánchez
Translated by Beatrice Pita

The stories in this bilingual collection portray the everyday lives of a cross-section of Chicano men and women in the contemporary U.S.


A Novel in Verse
By Juan Felipe Herrera

In this novel in verse--unprecedented in Chicano literature--renowned poet Juan Felipe Herrera illuminates the soul of a generation. Drawn from his own life as well as a lifetime of dedication to young people, CrashBoomLove helps readers understand what it is to be a teen, a migrant worker, and a boy wanting to be a boy.


A Nogales Memoir
By Alberto Alvaro Ríos

Vignettes of family, neighbors, friends, and secrets from his youth in the two Nogaleses--in Arizona and through the open gate into Mexico.

A Patriot After All

The Story of a Chicano Vietnam Vet
By Juan Ramirez

"Ramirez has given us a rather unique and clear-eyed view inside the life and times and thoughts of a young Chicano who joins the marines and goes to Vietnam to find his destiny. . . . Fascinating reading."--Joseph L. Galloway, author of We Were Soldiers Once . . . And Young.

The Smoking Mirror

By Naomi Quiñónez

A Chicana poet who speaks from the heart and embraces the struggles and people she has known since childhood.

The Iguana Killer

Twelve Stories of the Heart
By Alberto Alvaro Ríos

Set along the Southwestern border, these stories explore growing up Hispanic and weaving together three distinct worlds--Mexico, the United States, and childhood.


By Sheila Ortiz Taylor

This desert mystery novel, set in Palm Springs in 1983, is from one of Chicana literature's finest writers.

Tejano Legacy

Rancheros and Settlers in South Texas, 1734-1900
By Armando C. Alonzo

"Alonzo makes judicious use of census records, tax rolls, and probate records to trace the evolution of Hispanic families who formed this community for more than five generations. . . . He forcefully dispels the myth that the area of Texas between San Antonio and the Rio Grande was a 'no man's land' prior to Anglo-American settlement."—Choice

Show and Tell

Identity as Performance in U.S. Latina/o Fiction
By Karen Christian

Explores issues of ethnicity, gender, and sexuality in nine recent novels by U.S. Latina/o writers.

The Circuit

Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child
By Francisco Jiménez

A collection of twelve short stories presented from the perspective of a young boy, in which the author narrates his childhood experiences growing up in a family of Mexican migrant farmworkers.