LaGuardia Community College 2002-03 Common Reading
Esmeralda Santiago, When I Was Puerto Rican

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ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHIES

Zimmerman, Marc. U.S. Latino Literature: An Essay and Annotated Bibliography.

ANTHOLOGIES

Fernandez, Roberta, ed. In Other Words: Literature by Latinas of the United States.
Gaspar de Alba, Alicia, Maria Herrera-Sobek and Demetria Martinez. Three Times a Woman:
Chicana Poetry
.
Kanellos, Nicolas, ed. Short Fiction by Hispanic Writers of the United States.
Rios-C., Herminio and Octavio I. Roman-V, eds. El Espejo/The Mirror.

AUTOBIOGRAPHIES

Arenas, Reinaldo. Before Night Falls.
Moraga, Cherrie. Loving In The War Years.

Thomas, Piri. Down These Mean Streets.
Villanueva, Victor. Bootstraps.

CRITICISM

Alarcon, Norma and Ana Castillo and Cherrie Moraga, eds. The Sexuality of Latinas.
Alarcon, Norma and Rafaela Castro and Emma Perez and Beatriz Pesquera and Adaljiza Sosa Riddell and Patricial Zavella. Chicana Critical Issues.
Anzaldua, Gloria. Borderlands/La Frontera.
Herrera-Sobek, Maria and Helena Maria Viramontes. Chicana Creativity and Criticism. 2nd ed.
Horno-Delgado, Asuncion and Eliana Ortega and Nina M. Scott and Nancy Saporta Sternbach. Breaking Boundaries: Latina Writing and Critical Readings.
Lattin, Vernon E. Contemporary Chicano Fiction.
Perez-Torres, Rafael. Movements in Chicano Poetry.
Tatum, Charles. Chicano Literature.

FICTION

Alvarez, Julia. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents.
---. In the Time of the Butterflies.
Anaya, Rudolfo. Bless Me, Ultima.
Arenas, Reinaldo. The Ill-Fated Peregrinations of Fray Servando.
Barrio, Raymond. The Plum Plum Pickers.
Benitez, Sandra. A Place Where the Sea Remembers.
Castillo, Ana. The Mixquiahuala Letters.
Cisneros, Sandra. The House on Mango Street.
---. Woman Hollering Creek.
Delgado, Abelardo. Letters to Louise.
Fernandez, Roberto. Raining Backwards.
Garcia, Christina. Dreaming in Cuban.
Hijuelos, Oscar. The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love.
Lopez-Medina, Sylvia. Cantora.
Martinez, Demetria. Mother Tongue.
Mohr, Nocholasa. Rituals of Survival: A Woman's Portfolio.
Morales, Alejandro. The Brick People.
Niggli, Josefina. Mexican Village.
Romero, Orlando. Nambe-Year One.
Torres, Omar. Fallen Angels Sing.
Viramontes, Helena Maria. Under the Feet of Jesus.

NON-FICTION

Acosta, Oscar Zeta. The Autobiography of the Brown Buffalo.
---. The Revolt of the Cockroach People.
Conover, Ted. Coyotes: A Journey Through the Secret World of America's Illegal Aliens.
Martinez, Ruben. The Other Side.

PERSONAL NARRATIVE AND THE NOVEL

Cintron, N. Humberto. Frankie Christo.
Pinero, Miguel. La Bodega Sold Dreams.
Ortiz Cofer, Judith. Line of the Sun.
Rivera, Edward. Family Installments: Memories of Growing Up Hispanic.
Torres, Edwin. Carlito's Way.
Vega, Ed. Mendoza's Dreams.

POETRY

Alurista. Floricanto en Aztlan.
Baca, Jimmy Santiago. Martin & Meditations on the South Valley.
Castillo, Ana. My Father Was a Toltec.
Cervantes, Lorna Dee. Emplumada.
Cisneros, Sandra. Loose Woman.
Cumpian, Carlos. Coyote Sun.
Delgado, Abelardo. Chicano: 25 Pieces of a Chicano Mind.
Elizondo, Sergio. Perros y antiperros: Una epica chicana.
Espada, Martin. The Immigrant Iceboy's Bolero.
Esteves, Sandra Maria. Bluestown Mockingbird Mambo.
Galarza, Ernesto. Kodachromes in Rhyme.
Gonzalez, Ray. Twilights and Chants.
Gonzalez, Rodolfo. I am Joaquin/Yo soy Joaquin: An Epic Poem.
Hernandez, David. Roof Top Piper.
Herrera, Juan Felipe. Exiles of Desire.
Martinez, Demetria. Breathing Between the Lines.
Medina, Pablo. Arching Into the Afterlife.
Paredes, Americo. Between Two Worlds.
Pietri, Pedro. Puerto Rican Obituary.
Rodriquez, Luis J. The Concrete River.
Sanchez, Ricardo. Hechizo Spells.
Sanchez-Boudy, Jose. Poemas de otono e invierno.


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