• Ana Castillo Reading/Signing – Avon Breast Cancer Fundraiser Ana Castillo…Reading/Book Signing Avon Breast Cancer Fundraiser Sunday, October 12th 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm rsvp@chimmaya.com Limited Seating….admittance will be by ‘rsvp only’ __________________________________________________ In observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, has agreed to donate 20% of the proceeds from the sale of all Ana Castillo books….through Dec 12, 2008 (Dia de la Virgen […] Gina Ruiz One response October 5, 2008
  • A Conversation with Ana Castillo Ana Castillo is a celebrated poet, novelist, short story writer, and essayist. She is considered to be one of the leading voices to emerge from the Chicana experience. Castillo is an incredibly prolific author and poet whose work has been critically acclaimed and widely anthologized in the United States and abroad. She has long been […] Gina Ruiz No responses September 29, 2007
  • Goddess of the Americas by Ana Castillo These essays by modern writers on the Virgen de Guadalupe are incredible. It is so wonderful to read these writers’ thoughts and feelings on the much beloved Guadalupe, patron saint of Mexico. Since La Lupita is such a cultural icon both here in the US and in Mexico, I feel this is an important book. […] Gina Ruiz No responses May 19, 2005
  • Google Play & Xicano Literature There was a Google + post this morning by one of my social media friends, Elianna Murillo regarding Hispanic Heritage Month and Google Play’s Latino books on discount in celebration thereof.  Me being me, I was excited and clicked.  All of a sudden that excitement was replaced by anger.  Why was Sandra Cisnero’s House on […] Gina Ruiz No responses October 13, 2013
  • Poetry Friday – Yikes I’m Hosting! It’s been a tremendously busy week for me and an exciting one. I’ve interviewed Ana Castillo (what an amazing lady she is), I’ve been researching illustrators, preparing for the Cybils, talking my nice boss into giving Dana-Farber free banner advertising and picking out safe new car seats for my grandkids along with my everyday work […] Gina Ruiz 37 responses September 28, 2007
  • The Guardians: A Novel The Guardians: A Novel Author: Ana Castillo Publisher: Random House ISBN-10: 1400065003 ISBN-13: 978-1400065004 Ana Castillo is one of those writers that I always expect not just the best of, but the best of the best of. She certainly doesn’t disappoint in her lyrical new book THE GUARDIANS. The book tells the story in four […] Gina Ruiz One response June 10, 2007
  • 48 Hour Reading Challenge A few days ago, I found out about the 48 Hour Book Challenge on Mother Reader’s blog. I promptly signed up and even had somewhat of a plan in mind. Yesterday my boxes from BEA arrived and all thoughts of planning ended. Currently I’m unpacking six boxes of books and reading both The Mysterious Benedict […] Gina Ruiz 6 responses June 9, 2007
  • BEA Post Mortem The scene at Javits before the show starts. BEA – Book Expo America 2007 I went in with a plan. Really. I had maps, schedules, lists, My BEA Daily Planner and other tools. It all went for nothing the minute I walked into the Javits Center. Phil Ortiz working on the BEA mural. 5/31/07 – […] Gina Ruiz No responses June 7, 2007
  • Peel My Love Like an Onion Has there ever been a character in a novel stranger, more hypnotic and more entrancing than Carmen La Coja? Not for me. Peel My Love Like an Onion is the story of Carmen La Coja or the Cripple who has a crippled leg, shriveled from polio. It doesn’t stop her from pursuing her dream of […] Gina Ruiz No responses August 29, 2005
  • Mi Hija, Mi Hijo, El Aguila, La Paloma: Un Canto Azteca <br> Ana Castillo, the reknowned Xicana poet, novelist and essayist has written one of the loveliest little children’s book I’ve ever seen. It is a blessing and a prayer based on an old Aztec flor y canto beautifully illustrated by Susan Guevara. The book is small and looks something like the facsimiles of the old […] Gina Ruiz No responses July 10, 2005