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Black and Brown Bodies in Public Spaces: An Interview with Novelist, Ashley Hope Pérez

Daniel A. Olivas | Posted 02.01.2016 | Latino Voices
Daniel A. Olivas

This novel is as stunning as it is truthful, a narrative shaped by history and love that honestly explores racism, abuse and a young woman's tenacity to fashion a life on her own terms. Pérez has contributed an important, meticulously crafted book to young adult literature.

5 Hot Books: The Koch Brothers' Dangerous Influence, Investigating a Georgia Lynching, and More

The National Book Review | Posted 01.26.2016 | Books
The National Book Review

This article first appeared in The National Book Review: Five books people are talking about this week -- or should be: 1. Dark Money: The Hidden ...

My Second Act as a Writer

Daniel A. Olivas | Posted 11.25.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel A. Olivas

My "other life" has led me to experiences that have been markedly different from my life as a lawyer. I've read fiction and poetry at high schools, colleges, bookstores and scholarly conferences.

Another Kind of Abuse

Daniel A. Olivas | Posted 10.22.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel A. Olivas

Could other forms of creative writing address clergy abuse while offering some kind healing? I believe the answer is yes.

Want to Fight Anti-Latino/a Prejudice?: 5 Reasons to Bring the Community into the Classroom

Marisel Moreno | Posted 07.24.2015 | Latino Voices
Marisel Moreno

One of the most powerful ways to combat racist and negative stereotypes about U.S. Latinas and Latinos, or any group for that matter, is to be armed with actual facts and data, and to use that information to engage others in learning about and interacting with that particular community.

Poetry With A Purpose: A Review Of A Dan Vera's 'Speaking Wiri Wiri'

Michael Carosone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Carosone

You can intellectualize a theory, not a poem. And I am not wasting my time and brain cells trying to decode your poems, trying to figure out what you are trying to write and communicate. Poetry does not belong to the elite; it belongs to everyone.

Staycation With Exotic Suspense Fiction

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 10.19.2014 | Books
Terry Kelhawk

Numerous thrillers and suspense writings titillate us by hopping from country to country -- a la James Bond. But let's take a look at some successful examples of exotic suspense written by people who live where they write -- natives or expats.

Top 10 Chicano Films for M.A.S.

Tony_Diaz | Posted 08.17.2014 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

We're fine-tuning the MAS Texas Took Kit to help any K-12 teacher to incorporate Mexican American Studies. This can range from implementing an entire curriculum to using one lesson plan for a particular unit or obvious time of year such as Hispanic Heritage Month.

A Latino Storyteller Shunned

Milawaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel | Esther Cepeda | Posted 10.03.2013 | Latino Voices

Even before social media empowered the masses to easily shout down those they disagreed with, the now-common behavior of reacting with outrage before ...

A Look At The Precursors Of Latino Literature

NBC Latino | Claudio Iván Remeseira | Posted 09.24.2013 | Latino Voices

Long before Junot Diaz, Julia Alvarez, Esmeralda Santiago, Sandra Cisneros, or Oscar Hijuelos published their first books, before even the notion of L...

Four Great Summer Reads

NBC Latino | Claudio Remeseira | Posted 07.29.2013 | Latino Voices

Looking for a really good book to take on vacation, or to while away a few lazy summer afternoons? Here are four great reads: “My Fathers Ghost ...

Blue Grass Librotraficantes Use Border Crossing Art to Spread the Chican@ Renaissance to Louisville, Kentucky. Yes, Kentucky!

Tony_Diaz | Posted 08.18.2013 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

You don't have to be Mexican American to enjoy this Renaissance. And you don't have to be a book either. You can also be a quilt.

Blessed by Bless Me Última

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 04.25.2013 | Latino Voices
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

Bless Me Última turned out to be a tremendous treat for the senses and for our hearts. Rarely do we see and hear stories of the perpetual battle raging between good and evil, presented through the eyes of a young child.

The Gloria Anzaldua Under Ground Library

Tony_Diaz | Posted 04.22.2013 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

If there is anything we learn as writers and activists from Mexican American literary icon Gloria Anzaldúa's ground breaking book Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, it is to get mad at injustices and do something about it.

Tucson's Great Book Revival: "Freedom Summer" Celebrates Chicano Literary Godfather Mario Suarez

Jeff Biggers | Posted 09.11.2012 | Books
Jeff Biggers

Literary scholar Francisco A. Lomelí singled out Suarez for his "groundbreaking, even daring" stories, which captured the complexity of life in Tucson's historic barrios.

San Antonio Names Tafolla First Poet Laureate, as Tucson Banishes Her Classics From Classrooms

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.27.2012 | Books
Jeff Biggers

One of the most innovative poets and authors over the last 25 years, Tafolla's genre-bending bilingual verse from San Antonio's West Side barrio has given voice to several cherished volumes of poetry and stories.