Friday, September 18, 2009

Resource Spotlight: Growing Up Latino - Memoirs and Stories

Given that we respect life experiences as valid and valuable knowledge in RAPP, I'm excited to get resources that draw largely on the writer's life experiences. In this vien, we've just gotten two copies of the new UC President Gregory H Williams' memoir Life on the Color Line: The True Story of a White Boy who Discovered he was Black.

Also in this vien is another new book in our resource library Growing Up Latino: Memoirs and Stories, Reflections on Life in the United States. This collection, edited by Harold Augenbraum and Ilan Stavans, features works by many famous latino/a writers including Julia Alvarez, Sandra Cisneros, Rudolfo Anaya, Oscar and Hijuelos. It includes 25 pieces divided into three sections: Imagining the Family, Gringolandia, and Songs of Self-Discovery.
Stop by to check out Growing Up Latino and our many other books in the resource library!

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