Quickies: Like Water for Chocolate and Chicano! the History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel Publisher/Year: Books on Tape, 1993 Format: Audiobook Length: 5 hours, 56 minutes Narrated by: Kate Reading Source: Library What it is: Set on a Mexican ranch at the turn of the century, Mama Elena keeps a tight leash on her daughters. Tita has it the worst; she is expected to spend the rest of herContinue reading “Quickies: Like Water for Chocolate and Chicano! the History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement”

Sunday Salon: Junot, Gloria, and Banned Books Week

Greetings, lovely readers. I’m still alive. I’ve had a frustrating, hectic, and depressing September (one of my cats has vanished into thin air). Between grad school and teaching, I haven’t had as much time to blog as I’d like. HOWEVER, last week was awesome because I went to Austin to see Junot at Book People.Continue reading “Sunday Salon: Junot, Gloria, and Banned Books Week”

Banned Books Week 2011

It’s Banned Books Week! Since it’s also Latino Heritage Month, I wanted to share some banned books written by Latin@ authors. These books all have have multiple bans and/or challenges under their belt, so I also thought it would be fun to include one of the stories behind each book: Bless Me, Ultima by RudolfoContinue reading “Banned Books Week 2011”