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Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir

Jean Guerrero · One World
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A daughter's quest to understand her charismatic and troubled father, a self-mythologizing Mexican immigrant who crosses borders both real and illusory - between sanity and madness, science and spirituality, life and death

¿Papi, dónde estás?

Throughout Jean...
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Frida in America: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist

Celia Stahr · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The riveting story of how three years spent in the United States transformed Frida Kahlo into the artist we know todayMexican artist Frida Kahlo adored adventure. In November, 1930, she was thrilled to realize her dream of traveling to the United States to live in San Francisco, Detroit,...
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An African American and Latinx History of the United States

Paul Ortiz · Beacon Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights

Spanning more than two hundred years, An African American and Latinx History of the United States is a revolutionary, politically charged narrative history arguing that the "Global...
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Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs

Camilla Townsend · Oxford University Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In November 1519, Hernando Cortés walked along a causeway leading to the capital of the Aztec kingdom and came face to face with Moctezuma. That story--and the story of what happened afterwards--has been told many times, but always following the narrative offered by the Spaniards. After...
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Be Recorder: Poems

Carmen Gimenez Smith · Graywolf Press
Pages: 88
Format: Paperback

Carmen Giménez Smith dares to demand renewal for a world made unrecognizableBe Recorder offers readers a blazing way forward into an as yet unmade world. The many times and tongues in these poems investigate the precariousness of personhood in lines that excoriate and sanctify. Carmen...
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Barrio America: How Latino Immigrants Saved the American City

A. K. Sandoval-Strausz · Basic Books
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

The compelling history of how Latino immigrants revitalized the nation's cities after decades of disinvestment and white flight

Thirty years ago, most people were ready to give up on American cities. We are commonly told that it was a "creative class" of young professionals...
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Tu Casa Mi Casa: Mexican Recipes for the Home Cook

Enrique Olvera · Phaidon Press
Pages: 240
Format: Flexibound

Learn authentic Mexican cooking from the internationally celebrated chef Enrique Olvera (and featured in the Netflix docuseries Chef's Table) , in his first home-cooking bookEnrique Olvera is a leading talent on the gastronomic stage, reinventing the cuisine of his native Mexico to global...
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Silver, Sword, and Stone: Three Crucibles in the Latin American Story

Marie Arana · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Against the background of a thousand years of vivid history, acclaimed writer Marie Arana tells the timely and timeless stories of three contemporary Latin Americans whose lives represent three driving forces that have shaped the character of the region: exploitation (silver) , violence...
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Alive

Piers Paul Read · Harper Perennial; Reprint edition
Format: Book

On October 12, 1972, an Uruguayan Air Force plane carrying a teamof rugby players crashed in the remote snowy peaks of the Andes. Ten weeks later, only sixteen of the forty-five passengers were found alive. This is the story of those ten weeks spent in the shelter of the plane's fuselage...
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Ordinary Girls

Jaquira Diaz · Algonquin Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"There is more life packed on each page of Ordinary Girls than some lives hold in a lifetime." - Julia Alvarez

Ordinary Girls is a fierce, beautiful, and unflinching memoir from a wildly talented debut author. While growing up in housing projects in Puerto...
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El Norte: The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America

Carrie Gibson · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

Because of our shared English language, as well as the celebrated origin tales of the Mayflower and the rebellion of the British colonies, the United States has prized its Anglo heritage above all others. However, as Carrie Gibson explains with great depth and clarity in El Norte,...
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Pati's Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking

Pati Jinich · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The host of a highly popular PBS series, Pati's Mexican Table, and a self-described "overloaded soccer mom with three kids and a powerful blender," Pati Jinich has a mission. She's out to prove that Mexican home cooking is quicker and far easier than most Americans think.

Her...
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The Longest Line on the Map: The United States, the Pan-American Highway, and the Quest to Link the Americas

ERIC RUTKOW · Scribner
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

From the award-winning author of American Canopy, a dazzling account of the world's longest road, the Pan-American Highway, and the epic quest to link North and South America, a dramatic story of commerce, technology, politics, and the divergent fates of the Americas in the nineteenth...
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Museum of the Americas

J Michael Martinez · Penguin Books
Pages: 112
Format: Paperback

Winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series Competition, selected by Cornelius Eady--an exploration in verse of imperial appropriation and Mexican American cultural identityThe poems in J. Michael Martinez's third collection of poetry circle around how the perceived body comes to be allegorically...
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Cuba Libre!: Che, Fidel, and the Improbable Revolution That Changed World History

Tony Perrottet · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The surprising story of Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, and the scrappy band of rebel men and women who followed them.

Most people are familiar with the basics of the Cuban Revolution of 1956-1959: it was led by two of the twentieth century's most charismatic figures, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara;...
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When Montezuma Met Cortés: The True Story of the Meeting that Changed History

MATTHEW RESTALL · Ecco
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

A dramatic rethinking of the encounter between Montezuma and Hernando Cortés that completely overturns what we know about the Spanish conquest of the AmericasOn November 8, 1519, the Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortés first met Montezuma, the Aztec emperor, at the entrance to the capital...
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Children of the Land

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo · Harper
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

An Entertainment Weekly, The Millions, and LitHub Most Anticipated Book of 2020

This unforgettable memoir from a prize-winning poet about growing up undocumented in the United States recounts the sorrows and joys of a family torn apart by draconian policies and chronicles one young...

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Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration

ALFREDO CORCHADO · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

From prizewinning journalist and immigration expert Alfredo Corchado comes the sweeping story of the great Mexican migration from the late 1980s to today. When Alfredo Corchado moved to Philadelphia in 1987, he felt as if he was the only Mexican in the city. But in a restaurant called...
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Mean

Myriam Gurba · Coffee House Press
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

True crime, memoir, and ghost story, Mean is the bold and hilarious tale of Myriam Gurba's coming of age as a queer, mixed-race Chicana. Blending radical formal fluidity and caustic humor, Gurba takes on sexual violence, small towns, and race, turning what might be tragic into piercing,...
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My Time to Speak: Reclaiming Ancestry and Confronting Race

Ilia Calderón · Atria Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

As a child, Ilia Calderón felt like a typical girl from Colombia. In Chocó, the Afro-Latino province where she grew up, your skin could be any shade and you'd still be considered blood. Race was a non-issue, and Ilia didn't think much about it - until she left her community to attend...
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The Book of Rosy: A Mother's Story of Separation at the Border

Rosayra Pablo Cruz · HarperOne
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

When Rosayra "Rosy" Pablo Cruz made the agonizing decision to seek asylum in the United States with two of her children, she knew the journey would be arduous, dangerous, and quite possibly deadly. But she had no choice: violence - from gangs, from crime, from spiraling chaos...
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Definitely Hispanic: Growing Up Latino and Celebrating What Unites Us

LeJuan James · Atria Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Perfect for fans of Fresh Off the Boat's situational humor and Jane the Virgin's celebration of Latinidad, Definitely Hispanic is a collection of introspective memoiristic essays by social media influencer and viral phenomenon LeJuan James about growing up Hispanic...
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Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas

Roberto Lovato · Harper
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

"Gripping and beautiful. With the artistry of a poet and the intensity of a revolutionary, Lovato untangles the tightly knit skein of love and terror that connects El Salvador and the United States." - Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Natural Causes and Nickel and DimedAn urgent,...
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Resistencia: Poems of Protest and Revolution

Julia Alvarez · Tin House Books
Pages: 260
Format: Paperback

"To read these poems is to be reminded again and again of our true allegiance to each other." -- from the introduction by Julia AlvarezWith a powerful and poignant introduction from Julia Alvarez, Resistencia: Poems of Protest and Revolution is an extraordinary collection, rooted...
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Peru: The Cookbook

Gastón Acurio · Phaidon Press
Format: Hardcover

The definitive Peruvian cookbook, featuring 500 traditional home cooking recipes from the countrys most acclaimed and popular chef, Gastón Acurio.One of the worlds most innovative and flavorful cuisines, Peruvian food has been consistently heralded by chefs and media around the world as the next...
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American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures

TO BE CONFIRMED. · Gallery Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From award-winning actress and political activist America Ferrera comes a vibrant and varied collection of first person accounts from prominent figures about the experience of growing up between cultures.

America Ferrera has always felt wholly American, and yet, her identity is inextricably...
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Spirit Run: A 6,000-Mile Marathon Through North America's Stolen Land

Noé Álvarez · Catapult
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The electrifying debut memoir of a son of working-class Mexican immigrants who fled a life of labor in fruit-packing plants to run in an Indigenous marathon from Canada to Guatemala, reimagining North America and his place in it



Growing up in Yakima, Washington, Noé...

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My Beloved World

Sonia Sotomayor · Knopf; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey...
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AOC: Fighter, Phenom, Changemaker

Prachi Gupta · Workman Publishing Company
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

Meet Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: a fighter, a phenom, a changemaker. In 2018, AOC became the youngest woman ever to be elected to Congress - and from that moment on, she's continued to inspire millions of women, millennial voters, and progressives. Her commitment to speaking truth to power,...
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My Mexico City Kitchen: Recipes and Convictions

Gabriela Camara · Lorena Jones Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Innovative chef and culinary trend-setter Gabriela Cámara shares 150 recipes for her vibrant, simple, and sophisticated contemporary Mexican cooking.

Inspired by the flavors, ingredients, and flair of culinary and cultural hotspot Mexico City, Gabriela Cámara's style of fresh-first,...
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The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border

FRANCISCO CANT · Riverhead Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

"A beautiful, fiercely honest, and nevertheless deeply empathetic look at those who police the border and the migrants who risk - and lose - their lives crossing it. In a time of often ill-informed or downright deceitful political rhetoric, this book is an invaluable corrective."
--Phil...
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In the Dream House: A Memoir

Carmen Maria Machado · Graywolf Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of Her Body and Other Parties

In the Dream House is Carmen Maria Machado's engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms...

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The Carrying: Poems

Ada Limón · Milkweed Editions
Pages: 120
Format: Hardcover

From National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Ada Limón comes The Carrying -- her most powerful collection yet. Vulnerable, tender, acute, these are serious poems, brave poems, exploring with honesty the ambiguous moment between the rapture of youth and the grace...
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Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America

Maria Hinojosa · Atria Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Maria Hinojosa is an award-winning journalist who has collaborated with the most respected networks and is known for bringing humanity to her reporting. In this beautifully-rendered memoir, she relates the history of US immigration policy that has brought us to where we are today, as she shares...
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Citizen Illegal

Jose Olivarez · Haymarket Books
Pages: 80
Format: Paperback

"Citizen Illegal is right on time, bringing both empathy and searing critique to the fore as a nation debates the very humanity of the people who built it." -- Eve Ewing, author of Electric ArchesIn this stunning debut, poet José Olivarez explores the stories, contradictions,...
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Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions

VALERIA LUISELLI · Coffee House Press
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

A damning confrontation between the American dream and the reality of undocumented children seeking a new life in the US.
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In the Country We Love: My Family Divided

Diane Guerrero · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The star of Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin presents her personal story of the real plight of undocumented immigrants in this country

Diane Guerrero, the television actress from the megahit Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, was just fourteen...

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Guillotine: Poems

Eduardo C. Corral · Graywolf Press
Pages: 72
Format: Paperback

Guillotine traverses desert landscapes cut through by migrants, the grief of loss, betrayal's lingering scars, the border itself -- great distances in which violence and yearning find roots. Through the voices of undocumented immigrants, border patrol agents, and scorned lovers, award-winning...
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A House of My Own: Stories from My Life

Sandra Cisneros · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

From the author of The House on Mango Street, a richly illustrated compilation of true stories and nonfiction pieces that, taken together, form a jigsaw autobiography - an intimate album of a beloved literary legend. From the Chicago neighborhoods where she grew up and set her groundbreaking...
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La vida robot.

Joshua Davis · Farrar
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

Finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize 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...
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Chicano Eats: Recipes from the Border

Esteban Castillo · Harper Design
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The creator of the popular Chicano Eats blog and winner of the Saveur Best New Voice People's Choice Award takes us on a delicious tour through the diverse flavors and foods of Chicano cuisine - Mexican food with an immigrant sensibility that weaves seamlessly between Mexican and American...
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The Sagrada Familia: The Astonishing Story of Gaudí's Unfinished Masterpiece

GIJS VAN HENSBERGEN · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A definitive and illuminating biography of one of the most famous--and most famously unfinished--buildings in the world, the Sagrada Familia of Barcelona.

Antoni Gaudí's masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia, epitomizes the architect's quixotic ambition, his religious devotion, and the sensuous...

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A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir

Daisy Hernandez · Beacon Press
Format: Hardcover

A coming-of-age memoir by a Colombian-Cuban woman about shaping lessons from home into a new, queer life  In this lyrical, coming-of-age memoir, Daisy Hernández chronicles what the women in her Cuban-Colombian family taught her about love, money, and race. Her mother warns her about...
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My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education

Jennine Capó Crucet · Picador
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

From the author of Make Your Home Among Strangers, essays on being an "accidental" American -- an incisive look at the edges of identity for a woman of color in a society centered on whiteness

In this sharp and candid collection of essays, critically acclaimed...

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Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America

Maricel E. Presilla · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The 2013 James Beard Foundation Cookbook of the Year How to cook everything Latin American.Gran Cocina Latina unifies the vast culinary landscape of the Latin world, from Mexico to Argentina and all the Spanish-speaking countries of the Caribbean. In one volume it gives home cooks, armchair...
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An Unlikely Journey

Julián Castro · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The keynote speaker at the 2012 DNC, former San Antonio mayor and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Julián Castro, tells his remarkable and inspiring life story.

In the spirit of a young Barack Obama's Dreams from My Father, comes a candid and compelling memoir about...
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The Cubans: Ordinary Lives in Extraordinary Times

Anthony DePalma · Viking
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Modern Cuba comes alive in a vibrant portrait of a group of families's varied journeys in one community over the last twenty years.Cubans today, most of whom have lived their entire lives under the Castro regime, are hesitantly embracing the future. In his new book, Anthony DePalma,...
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Brazil: A Biography

Lilia M Schwarcz · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 736
Format: Hardcover

A sweeping and absorbing biography of Brazil, from the sixteenth century to the present

For many Americans, Brazil is a land of contradictions: vast natural resources and entrenched corruption; extraordinary wealth and grinding poverty; beautiful beaches and violence-torn favelas....

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