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Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream
Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream
by Joshua Davis
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Four undocumented Mexican American students, two great teachers, one robot-building contest... and a major motion picture. In 2004, four Latino teenagers arrived at the Marine Advanced Technology Education Robotics Competition at the University... (read more)

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The Devil's Highway: A True Story
The Devil's Highway: A True Story
by Luis Alberto Urrea
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"The book's rare power is that it is both epic in scope — a trek through the wilderness in search of 'the promised land' — and intensely personal." Boston... (read more)

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Hunger of Memory: An Autobiography
Hunger of Memory: An Autobiography
by Richard Rodriguez
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The Farthest Home Is in an Empire of Fire: A Tejano Elegy
The Farthest Home Is in an Empire of Fire: A Tejano Elegy
by John Phillip Santos
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"Wonderful...a book that connects us to the global story of ourselves." -Sandra Cisneros In this beautifully written, highly original work, John Phillip Santos- the author of Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation-creates a virtuosic meditation... (read more)

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Brown: The Last Discovery of America
Brown: The Last Discovery of America
by Richard Rodriguez
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An award–winning writer delivers a major reckoning with religion, place, and sexuality in the aftermath of 9/11 Hailed in The Washington Post as “one of the most eloquent and probing public intellectuals in America,” Richard Rodriguez now... (read more)

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Revolt of the Cockroach People
Revolt of the Cockroach People
by Oscar Zeta Acosta
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Forgotten Dead: Mob Violence Against Mexicans in the United States, 1848-1928
Forgotten Dead: Mob Violence Against Mexicans in the United States, 1848-1928
by William D. Carrigan
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Mob violence in the United States is usually associated with the southern lynch mobs who terrorized African Americans during the Jim Crow era. In Forgotten Dead, William D. Carrigan and Clive Webb uncover a comparatively neglected chapter in the story of... (read more)

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Days of Obligation: An Argument with My Mexican Father
Days of Obligation: An Argument with My Mexican Father
by Richard Rodriguez
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An award–winning writer delivers a major reckoning with religion, place, and sexuality in the aftermath of 9/11 Hailed in The Washington Post as “one of the most eloquent and probing public intellectuals in America,” Richard Rodriguez now... (read more)

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Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail
Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail
by Ruben Martinez
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"Through these beautifully written and important stories, Martínez shows us how "America" is being re-imagined by its uninvited, its disrespected, its invisible, and he shows us that they will change us, whether we like it or not." --Los Angeles... (read more)

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Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America
Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America
by Helen Thorpe
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Just Like Us tells the story of four high school students whose parents entered this country illegally from Mexico. We meet the girls on the eve of their senior prom in Denver, Colorado. All four of the girls have grown up in the United States, and all... (read more)

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Enrique's Journey
Enrique's Journey
by Sonia Nazario
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Now updated with a new Epilogue and Afterword, photos of Enrique and his family, an author interview, and more, this is the definitive edition of a classic of contemporary America. Based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper series that won two Pulitzer... (read more)

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Transborder Lives: Indigenous Oaxacans in Mexico, California, and Oregon
Transborder Lives: Indigenous Oaxacans in Mexico, California, and Oregon
by Lynn Stephen
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Explores how two populations of indigenous Mexican migrants are using their multi-layered identities and bi-national labor experiences to organize for economic and political change.... (read more)

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Hunger of Memory : the Education of Richard Rodriguez (82 Edition)
Hunger of Memory : the Education of Richard Rodriguez (82 Edition)
by Richard Rodriguez
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“Arresting ... Splendidly written intellectual autobiography.”—Boston Globe “Superb autobiographical essay ... Mr. Rodriguez offers himself as an example of the long labor of change: its costs, about which he is movingly frank,... (read more)

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The Border Patrol Ate My Dust
The Border Patrol Ate My Dust
by Alicia Alarcon
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Cultural Studies. Latino/Latina Studies. Translation by Ethriam Cash Brammer. Eye-opening first-hand testimonies of immigrants navigating the U.S. border. Radio personality Alicia Alarcon invited listeners to call and share their stories. These... (read more)

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American Crossroads #1: Border Matters: Remapping American Cultural Studies
American Crossroads #1: Border Matters: Remapping American Cultural Studies
by Jose David Saldivar
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Josand#233; David Saldand#237;var is Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of The Dialectics of Our America: Genealogy, Cultural Critique and Literary History (1991).... (read more)

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Julian Nava: My Mexican-American Journey (Pinata Books for Young Adults)
Julian Nava: My Mexican-American Journey (Pinata Books for Young Adults)
by Julian Nava
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Nava, a long-time professor at California State University at Northridge and a prominent figure in Mexican-American political life, tells the story of his journey from a small Mexican village to places as varied as the streets of East Los Angeles, the... (read more)

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Cesar Chavez: A Photographic Essay
Cesar Chavez: A Photographic Essay
by Ilan Stavans
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Who was César Chávez? Here, an essay and photographs restore this man to his place in American history. The real César Chávez got lost in the hoopla. Many think he was a Mexican boxer. Young people think hes... (read more)

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Not Working: Latina Immigrants, Low-Wage Jobs, and the Failure of Welfare Reform
Not Working: Latina Immigrants, Low-Wage Jobs, and the Failure of Welfare Reform
by Alejandr Marchevsky
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Winner of the 2010 Book Award from the New England Historical Association American constitutionalism represents this country's greatest gift to human freedom, yet its story remains largely untold. For over two hundred years, its ideals, ideas, and... (read more)

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The Power of Latino Leadership: Culture, Inclusion, and Contribution (BK Business)
The Power of Latino Leadership: Culture, Inclusion, and Contribution (BK Business)
by Juana Bordas
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Embracing diversity, valuing people, taking action Over 50 million Latinos live in the United States, and its estimated that by 2050 one in three of the US population will be Hispanic. What does it take to lead such a varied and vibrant people who hail... (read more)

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Building with Our Hands
Building with Our Hands
by Adela De La Torre
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Adela de la Torre is Chair of Mexican-American Studies and Associate Professor of Health Care Administration at California State University, Long Beach. Beatriz Pesquera is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Davis.... (read more)

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