NACCS20

Gangs of the El Paso–Juárez Borderland

A History
By Mike Tapia

This thought-provoking book examines gang history in the region encompassing West Texas, Southern New Mexico, and Northern Chihuahua, Mexico.

Heroes of the Borderlands

The Western in Mexican Film, Comics, and Music
By Christopher Conway

Christopher Conway’s lavishly illustrated Heroes of the Borderlands tells the surprising story of the Mexican Western for the first time, exploring how Mexican authors and artists reimagined US film and comic book Westerns to address Mexican politics and culture.

Nación Genízara

Ethnogenesis, Place, and Identity in New Mexico
Edited by Moises GonzalesEnrique R. Lamadrid

Nación Genízara examines the history, cultural evolution, and survival of the Genízaro people.

Breath and Smoke

Tobacco Use among the Maya
Edited by Jennifer A. Loughmiller-CardinalKeith Eppich

Breath and Smoke explores the uses of tobacco among the Maya of Central America, revealing tobacco as a key topic in pre-Columbian art, iconography, and hieroglyphics.

To Serve the People

My Life Organizing with Cesar Chavez and the Poor
By LeRoy Chatfield

In this collection of what the author calls Easy Essays, Chatfield recounts his childhood, explains the social issues that have played a significant role in his life and work, and uncovers the lack of justice he saw all too frequently.

La Santa Muerte in Mexico

History, Devotion, and Society
Edited by Wil G. Pansters

This book examines La Santa Muerte’s role in people’s daily lives and explores how popular religious practices of worship and devotion developed around a figure often associated with illicit activities.

The Music of Her Rivers

Poems
By Renny Golden

“Her rivers are urgent witnesses; her rivers sing truths, shimmer in the darkness. Here are songs pure as water to nourish and cleanse us in the season of lies.”—Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street

Subjects: PoetryNACCS20

Gothic Imagination in Latin American Fiction and Film

By Carmen A. Serrano

This work traces how Gothic imagination from the literature and culture of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe and twentieth-century US and European film has impacted Latin American literature and film culture.

Cabañuelas

A Novel
By Norma Elia Cantú

In Cantú's latest novel Nena must decide where she can best be true to her entire self: in Spain with Paco or in Laredo, her home, where her job and family await her return.

Subjects: FictionNACCS20

Ballad of a Slopsucker

Stories
By Juan Alvarado Valdivia

Based in Northern California and examining a variety of themes, including love, family, and masculinity, these stories offer an important new perspective on the experiences of Latinos and Latinas in the United States and complicate ideas of nationhood, identity, and the definition of home.

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