Biography

Tortilla Chronicles

Growing Up in Santa Fe
By Marie Romero Cash

The traditional Hispanic culture of 1950s Santa Fe comes alive through the members of the hardworking Romero family.

Sing My Whole Life Long

Jenny Vincent's Life in Folk Music and Activism
By Craig Smith

"This lady is a big breath of hope in a cynical age."—from the Introduction by John Nichols

Breaking Through Mexico's Past

Digging the Aztecs with Eduardo Matos Moctezuma
By Davíd CarrascoLeonardo LujánEduardo Moctezuma

The life of celebrated Mexican archaeologist Moctezuma tells of a man rising to the challenges of life and a man who has eloquently spoken to the the importance of understanding the roots of civilization.

Rance Hood

Mystic Painter
By James HesterRance Hood

This beautifully illustrated biography of painter Rance Hood focuses on his art and its place within Native American art, history, and culture.

Between Breaths

A Teacher in the Alaskan Bush
By Sandra K. Mathews

The experiences of a young woman who was the first band instructor in a remote fishing village in 1950s Alaska.

The Guaymas Chronicles

La Mandadera
By David E. Stuart

This memoir of a young gringo anthropologist's assimilation into the exotic street life of a bustling port on Mexico's Sea of Cortez is also an account of the area's working-class life in the late 1960s.

D. H. Lawrence in New Mexico

"The Time is Different There"
By Arthur J. Bachrach
Photographs by Charlotte Page

Recollections of Lawrence's life and friends in 1920s Taos.

Sandra Day O'Connor

Justice in the Balance
By Ann McFeatters

Learn how O'Connor became the Court's most important vote on such issues as abortion, affirmative action, the death penalty, the role of religion in society, and the election of a president, decisions that shaped a generation of Americans.

Hoyt Street

An Autobiography
By Mary Helen Ponce

This story of a Mexican American childhood in the barrios of Southern California will touch your heart and make you laugh out loud.

Say the Name

A Survivor's Tale in Prose and Poetry
By Judith Sherman

The experiences of a fourteen-year-old girl imprisoned in the Ravensbruck concentration camp during World War II. Illustrated with drawings made secretly by other camp inhabitants.

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