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03/04/2013 08:42 am ET

Santino Rivera Brings A Touch Of Rebellion To Tucson Book Festival

Any good festival devoted to literacy should have a tinge of rebellion.

And author and publisher Santino Joaquin Rivera will bring some to the fifth annual Tucson Festival of Books Saturday next Sunday at the University of Arizona.

When the Tucson Unified School District eliminated Mexican-American Studies, it removed select books from the MAS classrooms. In response, Rivera, who has a small publishing house called Broken Sword Publications, called on fellow authors to create poetry, prose, fiction and illustrations as a form of protest.

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