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Duncan Tonatiuh and Isabel Quintero win 2015 Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award

Published on Sep 21, 2015 (SAN MARCOS, TX) – In exploring the themes of social justice and self-discovery, authors Duncan Tonatiuh and Isabel Quintero have been named recipients of the 2015 Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award. Texas State University established the award in 1995 to encourage authors, illustrators and publishers to produce books that…

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The Guardian: Fall 2015’s best Latin American books

The Guardian Julie Schwietert Collazo @collazoprojects Published Tuesday 1 September 2015 06.00 EDT This Guardian review includes high praise for two U.S. Latino books: Queer Brown Voices: Personal Narratives of Latina/o LGBT Activism Queer Brown Voices: Personal Narratives of Latina/o LGBT Activism. Photograph: Publicity This book, a collaboration between two scholars and an activist, fills a…

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A book on Dallas’ Racial Divide

The Most Dangerous Book in Dallas How an out-of-print title about the city’s racial divide is making a comeback. BY PETER SIMEKFROM D MAGAZINE MAY 2015 When Jim Schutze was working at the Dallas Times Herald, in the mid-’80s, he wrote a book called The Accommodation, a history of the city’s racial politics that has…

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“The City of Palaces” named best Latino Novel

  Writer Michael Nava wins International Latino Book Award By Will Dean, Desert Outlook  published 10:46 a.m. PDT July 7, 2015 “The City of Palaces,” written by Michael Nava of the Bay Area and Palm Springs, recently was named Best Latino Novel by Latino Literacy Now. Set in Mexico City in the years before the Mexican…

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Carlos Kevin Blanton authors new biography

Integration Hero and Education Legend George I. Sanchez Gets a New Biography by Ronnie Dugger Published on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at 12:10 CST Scholar-activist George I. Sanchez was an effective, relentless and cantankerous Hispanic leader in the fights against the rank racism leveled at Mexican-Americans in New Mexico and Texas from the 1930s through…

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Lowriting: Shots, Rides & Stories from the Chicano Soul

Broken Sword Publications Edited by Santino Rivera Photography by Art Meza Art Meza is a photographer from Los Angeles. His shimmering depictions of the vintage autos (on Instagram) caught the eye of author, editor and indie publisher Santino Rivera. “Santino approached me with (the book idea),” said Meza. “He wanted to do a book where it would be a…

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Texas Women: Their Histories, Their Lives

New book titled Texas Women: Their Histories, Their Lives has a section called “Latinas in Dallas, 1910-2010,” by Bianca Mercado, a UNT postgraduate and a doctoral candidate at Yale who is completing a dissertation on Mexican communities and urban redevelopment in Dallas. This chapter includes stories of Anita N. Martinez, Adelaida Cuellar, Maria Luna, Faustina Martinez, Lena…

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