• Fred Patten Reviews Eternity Street: Violence and Justice in Frontier Los Angeles Author:  John Mack Faragher Publisher:  W. W. Norton & Company ISBN-10:  0-3930-5136-6 ISBN-13:  978-0-3930-5136-0 I am a lifelong resident of Los Angeles.  There is very little published about the history of this city; nothing to match the few 1850s issues of the Los Angeles Star that […] Fred Patten No responses February 28, 2016
  • Bookexpo America Announces Mexico Guest of Honor at Global Market Forum BOOKEXPO AMERICA ANNOUNCES MEXICO IS GUEST OF HONOR AT GLOBAL MARKET FORUM International Initiative to Run Concurrently with BEA Norwalk, CT, June 7, 2012: BookExpo America (BEA) and Mexico’s Council for Culture and Arts have today announced that Mexico will be the focus of attention and Guest of Honor at BEA’s highly successful Global Market […] Gina Ruiz No responses June 11, 2012
  • 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
  • The Virgin’s Guide to Mexico The Virgin’s Guide to Mexio Author: Eric B. Martin Publisher: MacAdam/Cage ISBN-10: 1596922109 ISBN-13: 978-1596922105 The Virgin’s Guide to Mexico is a compelling tale of a young girl and her search for identity. Alma, a bright but homely student who is nothing like her beautiful, Mexican mother decides to take a year off after being […] Gina Ruiz No responses May 18, 2007
  • La Perdida La Perdida Author: Jessica Abel Publisher: Pantheon ISBN-10: 0375423656 ISBN-13: 978-0375423659 La Perdida is the story of Carla Olivares, a Mexican-American woman who decides to live in Mexico knowing virtually nothing about the real Mexico. She doesn’t speak Spanish and she has the romantic view that Mexico is somehow perfect. Like a lot of us […] Gina Ruiz No responses April 9, 2007
  • Diego DiegoAuthor: Jonah WinterIllustrator: Jeanette WinterPublisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers; Bilingual edition (January 9, 2007) ISBN-10: 0679919872 ISBN-13: 978-0679919872 Diego is an information packed little picture book that focuses on the young life of famed Mexican muralist, Diego Rivera. The book tells the story of Diego as a little boy, struggling with school and how […] Gina Ruiz No responses March 16, 2007
  • Napí Title: NapíAuthor:Antonio RamírezIllustrator: DomiPublisher: Groundwood BooksISBN: 0888996101 Napí is the story of a young Mazateca girl who lives in a small village near the bank of a river in Mexico. The story is ethereal and dreamlike as is the artwork. Napí likes to dream, she dreams of colors, of feelings, of herons flying through the […] Gina Ruiz No responses January 26, 2007
  • El piñatero/ The Piñata Maker I love piñatas! They hold a special place in my heart and memories. When I was seven years old, my grandfather brought back from Mexico a beautiful, traditional piñata called piñata de picos. It was gorgeous a shard and I still have mine all these years later. El piñatero/ The Piñata Maker with tons of […] Gina Ruiz No responses January 26, 2007
  • Little Night/Nochecita Little Night Author/Illustrator: Yuyi Morales Publisher: Roaring Brook Press ISBN-10: 1596430885 ISBN-13: 978-1596430884 From the book jacket: As the long day comes to an end, Mother Sky fills a tub with falling stars and calls, “Bath time for Little Night!” Little Night answers from afar, “Can’t come. I am hiding and you have to find […] Gina Ruiz No responses January 26, 2007
  • The Uncomfortable Dead The Uncomfortable Dead, A Novel by Four Hands: What’s Missing is MissingAuthor: Subcomandate Marcos, Paco Taibo IIIPublisher: Akashic BooksISBN-10: 1933354070ISBN-13: 978-1933354071 I’m a big fan of both Subcomandante Marcos that mysterious Zapatista storyteller that lives in the jungles high in the mountains of Chiapas and Paco Ignacio Taibo, III or PIT 3 as he is […] Gina Ruiz No responses January 15, 2007
  • Ringside Seat to a Revolution Title: Ringside Seat to a RevolutionAuthor: David Dorado RomoPublisher: Cinco Puntos PressISBN: 03854253090-938317-91-1 Ringside Seat to a Revolution: An Underground Cultural History of El Paso and Juarez : 1983-1923 by David Dorado Romo El Paso/Ciudad Juarez was a big deal in my family. It was where my great grandparents walked to from Abasolo, Guanajuato when […] Gina Ruiz No responses December 17, 2006
  • ’68 by Paco Ignacio Taibo II In the fall of 1968, 325 students were massacred by the Mexican police in the public square of Tlatelolco during a protest. One person I know who was there remembers running, running and slipping on the blood of his fellow students – agruesome memory that will haunt him all his life. In ’68, Paco Ignacio […] Gina Ruiz No responses September 1, 2005