Chicana and Chicano


A Persistence of Memory
By Antonio C. Márquez

In this book Márquez recounts his life story, from childhood memories of movies and baseball to the turbulent events of his manhood.


Essays on the Chicano Homeland
Revised and Expanded Edition
Edited by Rudolfo AnayaFrancisco A. LomelíEnrique R. Lamadrid

This expanded new edition of the classic 1989 collection of essays about Aztlán weighs its value.

Fight Like a Man and Other Stories We Tell Our Children

By Christine Granados

“Like her characters, Christine Granados is not afraid to step up and in. It doesn’t matter who, what man or woman, Chicano or Chicana, she’s fighting to win.”—Dagoberto Gilb, author of Before the End, After the Beginning: Stories

With a Book in Their Hands

Chicano/a Readers and Readerships across the Centuries
Edited by Manuel M. Martín-Rodríguez

In this collection, Manuel M. Martín-Rodríguez gathers diverse and passionate accounts of reading drawn from several research projects aimed at documenting Chicana and Chicano reading practices and experiences.

Give Me Life

Iconography and Identity in East LA Murals
By Holly Barnet-SanchezTim Drescher

This book offers detailed analyses of individual East LA murals, sets them in social context, and explains how they were produced.

Cesar Chavez and the Common Sense of Nonviolence

By José-Antonio Orosco

Long overshadowed by Martin Luther King and Gandhi, Cesar Chavez conducted his protests following a strong belief in nonviolent action to achieve the goal of equal opportunity for all.

Autobiography in Black and Brown

Ethnic Identity in Richard Wright and Richard Rodriguez
By Michael Nieto Garcia

“An important contribution to the study of American life writing and an invaluable reassessment of the work of Richard Wright and Richard Rodriguez.”—Robert J. Butler, coeditor of The Richard Wright Encyclopedia

You Must Fight Them

A Novella and Stories
By Maceo Montoya

In this collection we meet characters navigating the difficult situations that arise when different worlds collide.


A Memoir
By Juan Alvarado Valdivia

Comic and unsparing, ¡Cancerlandia! chronicles Alvarado Valdivia’s journey as he not only fights to survive his personified adversary, Mr. Hodgkins, but also as he struggles with his own self-destructive spirit.

A Life on Hold

Living with Schizophrenia
By Josie Méndez-Negrete

Méndez-Negrete's powerful account is the first memoir by a Mexican American author to share the devastation and hope a family experiences in dealing with schizophrenia.