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”

The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue

After being blown away last year by Manuel Muñoz’s What You See in the Dark, I knew I’d be seeking him out again shortly. Then Tucson, AZ decided to shut down its Mexican American studies program and ban a bunch of books, and lo and behold, Muñoz’s first two books (both short story collections) were onContinue reading “The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue”