The Prince of los Cocuyos

The Prince of los Cocuyos
Author: Richard Blanco
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-09-30
ISBN: 0062313789
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Prince of los Cocuyos Book Excerpt:

A poignant, hilarious, and inspiring memoir from the first Latino and openly gay inaugural poet, which explores his coming-of-age as the child of Cuban immigrants and his attempts to understand his place in America while grappling with his burgeoning artistic and sexual identities. Richard Blanco’s childhood and adolescence were experienced between two imaginary worlds: his parents’ nostalgic world of 1950s Cuba and his imagined America, the country he saw on reruns of The Brady Bunch and Leave it to Beaver—an “exotic” life he yearned for as much as he yearned to see “la patria.” Navigating these worlds eventually led Blanco to question his cultural identity through words; in turn, his vision as a writer—as an artist—prompted the courage to accept himself as a gay man. In this moving, contemplative memoir, the 2013 inaugural poet traces his poignant, often hilarious, and quintessentially American coming-of-age and the people who influenced him. A prismatic and lyrical narrative rich with the colors, sounds, smells, and textures of Miami, Richard Blanco’s personal narrative is a resonant account of how he discovered his authentic self and ultimately, a deeper understanding of what it means to be American. His is a singular yet universal story that beautifully illuminates the experience of “becoming;” how we are shaped by experiences, memories, and our complex stories: the humor, love, yearning, and tenderness that define a life.

Bibliophile Diverse Spines

Bibliophile  Diverse Spines
Author: Jane Mount,Jamise Harper
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2021-10-18
ISBN: 1797214721
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bibliophile Diverse Spines Book Excerpt:

It's time to diversify your reading list. This richly illustrated and vastly inclusive collection uplifts the works of authors who are often underrepresented in the literary world. Using their keen knowledge and deep love for all things literary, coauthors Jamise Harper (founder of the Diverse Spines book community) and Jane Mount (author of Bibliophile) collaborated to create an essential volume filled with treasures for every reader: • Dozens of themed illustrated book stacks—like Classics, Contemporary Fiction, Mysteries, Cookbooks, and more—all with an emphasis on authors of color and own voices • A look inside beloved bookstores owned by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color • Reading recommendations from leading BIPOC literary influencers Diversify your reading list to expand your world and shift your perspective. Kickstart your next literary adventure now! EASY TO GIFT: This portable guide is packed with more than 150 colorful illustrations is a perfect gift for any booklover. The textured paper cover, gold foil, and ribbon marker make this book a special gift or self-purchase. DISCOVER UNSUNG LITERARY HEROES: The authors dive deep into a wide variety of genres, such as Contemporary Fiction, Classics, Young Adult, Sci-Fi, and more to bring the works of authors of color to the fore. ENDLESS READING INSPIRATION: Themed book stacks and reading suggestions from luminaries of the literary world provide curated book recommendations. Your to-read list will thank you. Perfect for: bookish people; literary lovers; book club members; Mother's Day shoppers; stocking stuffers; followers of #DiverseSpines; Jane Mount and Ideal Bookshelf fans; Reese's Book Club and Oprah's Book Club followers; people who use Goodreads.com; readers wanting to expand/decolonize their book collections; people interested in uplifting BIPOC voices; antiracist activists and educators; grads and students; librarians and library patrons wanting to expand/decolonize their book collections; people interested in uplifting BIPOC voices; antiracist activists and educators; grads and students; librarians and library patrons

Miami s Forgotten Cubans

Miami   s Forgotten Cubans
Author: Alan A. Aja
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-08-31
ISBN: 1137570458
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Miami s Forgotten Cubans Book Excerpt:

This book explores the reception experiences of post-1958 Afro-Cubans in South Florida in relation to their similarly situated “white” Cuban compatriots. Utilizing interviews, ethnographic observations, and applying Census data analyses, Aja begins not with the more socially diverse 1980 Mariel boatlift, but earlier, documenting that a small number of middle-class Afro-Cuban exiles defied predominant settlement patterns in the 1960 and 70s, attempting to immerse themselves in the newly formed but ultimately racially exclusive “ethnic enclave.” Confronting a local Miami Cuban “white wall” and anti-black Southern racism subsumed within an intra-group “success” myth that equally holds Cubans and other Latin Americans hail from “racial democracies,” black Cubans immigrants and their children, including subsequent waves of arrival and return-migrants, found themselves negotiating the boundaries of being both “black” and “Latino” in the United States.

Four Books One Latino Life

Four Books  One Latino Life
Author: Ignacio F. Rodeño Iturriaga
Publsiher: Universitat de València
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2021-02-19
ISBN: 8491347585
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Four Books One Latino Life Book Excerpt:

Acclaimed by many as one of the most gifted essayists and stylists in American letters these last few decades, Richard Rodriguez has left an indelible imprint on the tradition of autobiographical writing of the nation. Rodeño’s study of the four installments of Rodriguez’s self-writing offers an insightful and perspicacious analysis of the evolution and the most controversial elements in this Chicano writer’s production so far. Delving deeply into issues of racial and ethnic identity, sexual orientation, religious background, various types of hybridity, and different forms of socio-cultural adaptation, this book presents all kinds of incisive observations about the contested space(s) that “minority” self-writers are often pushed to occupy in the American tradition of the genre.

My Time Among the Whites

My Time Among the Whites
Author: Jennine Capó Crucet
Publsiher: Picador
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN: 1250299446
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Time Among the Whites Book Excerpt:

From the author of Make Your Home Among Strangers, essays on being an “accidental” American—an incisive look at the edges of identity for a woman of color in a society centered on whiteness In this sharp and candid collection of essays, critically acclaimed writer and first-generation American Jennine Capó Crucet explores the condition of finding herself a stranger in the country where she was born. Raised in Miami and the daughter of Cuban refugees, Crucet examines the political and personal contours of American identity and the physical places where those contours find themselves smashed: be it a rodeo town in Nebraska, a university campus in upstate New York, or Disney World in Florida. Crucet illuminates how she came to see her exclusion from aspects of the theoretical American Dream, despite her family’s attempts to fit in with white American culture—beginning with their ill-fated plan to name her after the winner of the Miss America pageant. In prose that is both fearless and slyly humorous, My Time Among the Whites examines the sometimes hopeful, sometimes deeply flawed ways in which many Americans have learned to adapt, exist, and—in the face of all signals saying otherwise—perhaps even thrive in a country that never imagined them here.

Matters of the Sea Cosas del mar

Matters of the Sea   Cosas del mar
Author: Richard Blanco
Publsiher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2015-09-09
ISBN: 0822981262
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Matters of the Sea Cosas del mar Book Excerpt:

Matters of the Sea / Cosas del mar is a commemorative bilingual chapbook that beautifully reproduces Richard Blanco’s stirring poem presented during the historic reopening ceremony of the United States Embassy in Havana, Cuba, on August 14, 2015. “Matters of the Sea is one of the most emotionally complex and personal poems I’ve ever written, invested with all my love for the people of two countries that are part of my very being. As with the presidential inauguration in 2013, I am once again humbled and honored to participate as a poet in another historic moment of such significance. I’m elated by the power of poetry to mark such important, communal moments and to be a catalyst for change and understanding by reaching deep into our emotional selves and connecting us to our shared humanity.”—Richard Blanco

Exile in Global Literature and Culture

Exile in Global Literature and Culture
Author: Asher Z. Milbauer,James Sutton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2020-03-01
ISBN: 1000070018
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exile in Global Literature and Culture Book Excerpt:

Prompted by centuries of warfare, political oppression, natural disasters, and economic collapses, exile has had an enormous impact not only on individuals who have undergone transplantation from one culture to another but also on the host societies they have joined and those worlds they have left behind. Written by prominent literary critics, creative authors, and artists, the essays gathered within Exile in Global Literature and Culture: Homes Found and Lost meditate upon the painful journeys—geographic, spiritual, emotional, psychological—brought about due to exilic rupture, loss, and dislocation. Yet exile also fosters potential pleasures and rewards: to extend scholar Martin Tucker’s formulation, wherever the exile might land in flight, he bears with him the sweetness of survival, the triumph of transcendence, the luxury of liminality, and the invitation to innovate and invent in new lands. Indeed, exile embodies both blessing and curse, homes found and lost. Furthermore, this book adheres to (and tests) the premise that exile‘s deepest and innermost currents are manifested through writing and other artistic forms.

Rice in the Time of Sugar

Rice in the Time of Sugar
Author: Louis A. Pérez Jr.
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2019-05-27
ISBN: 1469651432
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rice in the Time of Sugar Book Excerpt:

How did Cuba's long-established sugar trade result in the development of an agriculture that benefited consumers abroad at the dire expense of Cubans at home? In this history of Cuba, Louis A. Perez proposes a new Cuban counterpoint: rice, a staple central to the island's cuisine, and sugar, which dominated an export economy 150 years in the making. In the dynamic between the two, dependency on food imports—a signal feature of the Cuban economy—was set in place. Cuban efforts to diversify the economy through expanded rice production were met with keen resistance by U.S. rice producers, who were as reliant on the Cuban market as sugar growers were on the U.S. market. U.S. growers prepared to retaliate by cutting the sugar quota in a struggle to control Cuban rice markets. Perez's chronicle culminates in the 1950s, a period of deepening revolutionary tensions on the island, as U.S. rice producers and their allies in Congress clashed with Cuban producers supported by the government of Fulgencio Batista. U.S. interests prevailed—a success, Perez argues, that contributed to undermining Batista's capacity to govern. Cuba's inability to develop self-sufficiency in rice production persists long after the triumph of the Cuban revolution. Cuba continues to import rice, but, in the face of the U.S. embargo, mainly from Asia. U.S. rice growers wait impatiently to recover the Cuban market.

Queer Studies

Queer Studies
Author: Bruce Henderson
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 507
Release: 2019-09-10
ISBN: 1939594340
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queer Studies Book Excerpt:

Written for entry-level survey courses in queer or LGBTQ+ Studies for students from all majors, this engaging text covers a wide range of topics. Early chapters consider the meaning of “queer” and examine identities such as trans, bi, and intersex. Intersections between sexuality/gender expression and other identities such as race, ethnicity, and class are also examined. The book then reviews life experiences such as families, friendship, religion and spirituality, health, and politics through the lens of queerness. Queer Studies: Beyond Binaries: -Engages undergraduates with a narrative that applies key ideas to their own lives and experiences -Questions various binaries (“either/or” pairings) to help students examine their own sexual identity and gender expression -Reviews foundational concepts from queer theory and queer history to create a deeper understanding of the concepts -Emphasizes an intersectionality approach that demonstrates how one’s identity is the product of multiple characteristics such as sexuality, gender, race, class, and dis/ability -Uses a multidisciplinary approach drawing from the social and natural sciences, humanities, and arts to provide a broad overview of perspectives -Details an individual or an event in Spotlight on sections to highlight the experiences of queer people. -Provides questions for class discussion or field activities in Issues for Investigation sections that apply the ideas covered in the chapter -Allows instructors to shape the class with different foci using the stand-alone chapters in Part III -Features an Instructor’s resource manual available to adopters with 20+ PowerPoint slides for each chapter, sample syllabi for a variety of courses, teaching tips for using the Spotlight On and Issues for Investigation sections and the suggested readings, a test bank with objective and essay questions, and student aids such as keywords, chapter outlines and summaries, and learning objectives Designed for undergraduate courses in queer or LGBT+ Studies requiring no prerequisites, Queer Studies: Beyond Binaries also serves as an excellent supplement in courses on queer theory or history, or on sexuality, gender, and women’s studies.

Memory Frictions in Contemporary Literature

Memory Frictions in Contemporary Literature
Author: María Jesús Martínez-Alfaro,Silvia Pellicer-Ortín
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2017-10-14
ISBN: 3319617591
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memory Frictions in Contemporary Literature Book Excerpt:

This volume explores the multifarious representational strategies used by contemporary writers to textualise memory and its friction areas through literary practices. By focusing on contemporary narratives in English from 1990 to the present, the essays in the collection delve into both the treatment of memory in literature and the view of literature as a medium of memory, paying special attention to major controversies attending the representation and (re)construction of individual, cultural and collective memories in the literary narratives published during the last few decades. By analysing texts written by authors of such diverse origins as Great Britain, South-Korea, the USA, Cuba, Australia, India, as well as Native-American Indian and African-American writers, the contributors to the collection analyse a good range of memory frictions —in connection with melancholic mourning, immigration, diaspora, genocide, perpetrator guilt, dialogic witnessing, memorialisation practices, inherited traumatic memories, sexual abuse, prostitution, etc.— through the recourse to various disciplines —such as psychoanalysis, ethics, (bio)politics, space theories, postcolonial studies, narratology, gender studies—, resulting in a book that is expected to make a ground-breaking contribution to a field whose possibilities have yet to be fully explored.

Understanding the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students

Understanding the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students
Author: Thomas P. Hébert
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2021-10-08
ISBN: 1000490203
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students Book Excerpt:

The second edition of Understanding the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students presents a comprehensive treatment of social and emotional development in high-ability learners. This text: Discusses theories that guide the examination of the lived experiences of gifted students. Features new topics, such as cyberbullying and microaggressions. Covers social and emotional characteristics and behaviors evidenced in gifted learners. Includes considerations for gifted underachievers, gifted culturally diverse students, twice-exceptional students, LGBTQ gifted students, and young people from low-income backgrounds. Describes gifted students' friendships and family relationships that support them, contextual influences that shape their social and emotional lives, and identity development. The author provides a wealth of field-tested strategies for addressing social and emotional development. In addition, the book offers a plan for designing a gifted-friendly classroom environment to support the social and emotional well-being of gifted students and a comprehensive collection of resources to support professionals in gifted education research and practice.

A Study Guide for Richard Blanco s Translation for Mam

A Study Guide for Richard Blanco s  Translation for Mam
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 20
Release: 2022
ISBN: 141039302X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Richard Blanco s Translation for Mam Book Excerpt:

A Study Guide for Richard Blanco's "Translation for Mamá", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

Think Like Socrates

Think Like Socrates
Author: Shanna Peeples
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-08-16
ISBN: 150639163X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Think Like Socrates Book Excerpt:

Socrates believed in the power of questions rather than lecturing his students. But how did we get so far away from his method of inquiry? Shanna Peeples, 2015 National Teacher of the Year, will show you how teachers can create an engaging atmosphere that encourages student questions and honors their experiences. This resource provides Questions paired with sample texts Step-by-step lessons for generating and using students’ questions Lesson extensions for English language learners, special education students, and gifted and talented students Writing suggestions, in-class debate questions, and scoring rubrics Multimedia texts Protocols for using inquiry with adults as a base for professional development

The Cambridge History of Latina o American Literature

The Cambridge History of Latina o American Literature
Author: John Morán González,Laura Lomas
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-02-22
ISBN: 1316873676
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge History of Latina o American Literature Book Excerpt:

The Cambridge History of Latina/o American Literature emphasizes the importance of understanding Latina/o literature not simply as a US ethnic phenomenon but more broadly as an important element of a trans-American literary imagination. Engaging with the dynamics of migration, linguistic and cultural translation, and the uneven distribution of resources across the Americas that characterize Latina/o literature, the essays in this History provide a critical overview of key texts, authors, themes, and contexts as discussed by leading scholars in the field. This book demonstrates the relevance of Latina/o literature for a world defined by the migration of people, commodities, and cultural expressions.

People Centered Approaches Toward the Internationalization of Higher Education

People Centered Approaches Toward the Internationalization of Higher Education
Author: Malfatti, Gabrielle
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2020-08-14
ISBN: 1799837971
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

People Centered Approaches Toward the Internationalization of Higher Education Book Excerpt:

Traditionally, internationalization efforts in higher education have been rooted in (neo)liberal transactional models that restrict or compromise the space for meaningful exchanges of socio-cultural capital. Recently, researchers and practitioners in the international education field have taken issue with programming and practices in education abroad; international student recruitment; and internationalization of the curricula that perpetuate systems of imbalance, fossilize prejudices, adversely impact host communities abroad, and limit student learning to the confines of the Western epistemological traditions. As a result, scholars and practitioners are creating new paradigms for engagement and exchange. People-Centered Approaches Toward the Internationalization of Higher Education is an essential scholarly publication that examines the praxis of internationalization in higher education with empirical research and relevant models of practice that approach the topic critically and responsibly. The book innovates and (re)humanizes internationalization efforts, including education abroad, international recruitment, international scholar and student services, and internationalization of curriculum, by focusing on the people and communities touched, intentionally and unintentionally, by said efforts. It is ideal for higher education faculty, education professionals, academic advisors, academicians, administrators, curriculum designers, researchers, and students.

Writing Hard Stories

Writing Hard Stories
Author: Melanie Brooks
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2017-02-07
ISBN: 0807078824
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing Hard Stories Book Excerpt:

Some of the country’s most admired authors—including Andre Dubus III, Mark Doty, Marianne Leone, Michael Patrick MacDonald, Richard Blanco, Abigail Thomas, Kate Bornstein, Jerald Walker, and Kyoko Mori—describe their treks through dark memories and breakthrough moments and attest to the healing power of putting words to experience. What does it take to write an honest memoir? And what happens to us when we embark on that journey? Melanie Brooks sought guidance from the memoirists who most moved her to answer these questions. Called an essential book for creative writers by Poets & Writers, Writing Hard Stories is a unique compilation of authentic stories about the death of a partner, parent, or child; about violence and shunning; and about the process of writing. It will serve as a tool for teachers of writing and give readers an intimate look into the lives of the authors they love. Authors profiled in Writing Hard Stories: Andre Dubus III, Sue William Silverman, Michael Patrick MacDonald, Joan Wickersham, Kyoko Mori, Richard Hoffman, Suzanne Strempek Shea, Abigail Thomas, Monica Wood, Mark Doty, Edwidge Dantict, Marianne Leone, Jerald Walker, Kate Bornstein, Jessica Handler, Richard Blanco, Alysia Abbott, and Kim Stafford Insights from Writing Hard Stories “Why we endeavor collectively to write a book or paint a canvas or write a symphony...is to understand who we are as human beings, and it’s that shared knowledge that somehow helps us to survive.”—Richard Blanco “Here’s what you need to understand: your brothers [or family or friends] are going to have their own stories to tell. You don’t have to tell the family story. You have to tell your story of being in that family.”—Andre Dubus III “We all need a way to express or make something out of experiences that otherwise have no meaning. If what you want is clarity and meaning, you have to break the secrets over your knee and make something of those ingredients.”—Abigail Thomas “What we remember and how we remember it really tells us how we became who we became.”—Michael Patrick MacDonald “The reason I write memoir is to be able to see the experience itself...I hardly know what I think until I write...Writing is a way to organize your life, give it a frame, give it a structure, so that you can really see what it was that happened.”—Sue William Silverman “After a while in the process, you have some distance and you start thinking of it as a story, not as your story...It was a personal grief, but no longer personal...[It’s] something that has not just happened to me and my family, but something that’s happened in the world.”—Edwidge Danticat “Tibetan Buddhists believe that eloquence is the telling of a truth in such a way that it eases suffering...The more suffering that is eased by your telling of the truth, the more eloquent you are. That’s all you can really hope for—being eloquent in that fashion. All you have to do is respond to your story honestly, and that’s the ideal.”—Kate Bornstein “You can never entirely redeem the experience. You can’t make it not hurt anymore. But you can make it beautiful enough so that there’s something to balance it in the other scale. And if you understand that word beautiful as not necessarily pretty, then you’re getting close to recognizing the integrative power of restoring the balance, which is restoring the truth.”—Richard Hoffman

Pride and Joy

Pride and Joy
Author: Kathleen Archambeau
Publsiher: Mango Media Inc.
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2017-06-22
ISBN: 1633535517
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pride and Joy Book Excerpt:

Stories of success, happiness and hope from the LGBT community Stories that comprise the best of LGBT history: Pride and Joy: LGBTQ Artists, Icons and Everyday Heroestells the stories of queer citizens of the world living OUT and proud happy, fulfilling, successful lives. Diverse and global. Famous and unsung. There is a story here for everyone in the LGBT community who has ever questioned their sexual orientation or gender identity, or discovered it. Discover LGBT community stories that will stir you and reveal: why Tony Kushner quit cello and how Colm Toibin found his voice. why Emma Donoghue calls her experience a fluke and the best advice Bill T. Jones got was from his mother. how being an inaugural poet changed Richard Blanco’s life and how Ugandan activist “LongJones” escaped death threats and gained asylum. Award-winning writer and longtime LGBTQ activist Kathleen Archambeau tells the untold stories from diverse LGBT community voices around the corner or around the world. Not like the depressing, sinister, shadowy stories of the past, this book highlights queer people living open, happy, fulfilling and successful lives. Be inspired by LGBT community stories that celebrate the human spirit: Be emboldened by the bravery of a Uruguayan author who was rejected by her immediate family even as she began a family of her own. Be inspired by the audacity to fight for justice that motivates National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Kate Kendell, a Mormon who grew up in Utah. Learn how two couples transcend time and distance to finally be together and how one NBA sports executive summoned the courage to come out. Discover the message of love from the first openly lesbian United Methodist Church Bishop. Learn the secrets of successful OUT IBM executive based in London and the rewards of Ballroom Basix founder in Harlem. See how the Maori philosophy of whanau guided the MP who won marriage rights in New Zealand and how high expectations overcame disability and bullying for an acclaimed mezzo-soprano. Know how the Armenian Genocide and family tensions impacted a professional violinist and composer. Pride & Joy is a window into the LGBTQ community for straight friends, allies, parents and families of this finally emerging marginalized group. There’s hope that, in the words of Dan Savage, “It Gets Better” for: the transgender choreographer and dancer who continues to break rules and enlighten audiences to the Dutch singer, songwriter and independent theater producer who breaks down stereotypes. the Russian émigré award-winning computer scientist to the Chinese folk dancer. the founder of an award-winning smoking cessation program to the California Political Director of the Obama re-election campaign. and, for Entrepreneurs and gay dads, ballroom dancers and Hungarian activists on neo-Nazi “hit lists.”

Let s Hear Their Voices

Let s Hear Their Voices
Author: Iraida H. López,Eliana S. Rivero
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2019-12-01
ISBN: 1438477104
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Let s Hear Their Voices Book Excerpt:

The first anthology of poetry, prose, and drama by second-generation Cuban American writers. Let’s Hear Their Voices brings together works by ten distinguished and emerging Cuban American writers of the “second generation”—writers who were born between 1960 and the mid-1980s in the United States to Cuban parents or have a mixed ethnic background. Called “ABCs” (American-Born Cubans) or “AmeriCubans,” these writers experiment with different formal approaches and lace their work with Cuban Spanish to give voice to hybrid identities and cultural legacies within the contemporary multicultural United States. An introduction by Iraida H. López identifies key tropes in their poetry, prose, and drama, and provides an overview of Cuban American literature since the 1960s. With both original and previously published pieces by award-winning authors—including President Obama’s Second Inaugural Poet, Richard Blanco—the volume makes a welcome contribution to the fields of Latinx and American literature, as well as critical discussions across disciplines about the intersections of latinidad with race, class, gender, and sexuality. Iraida H. López is Professor of Spanish and Latino/a and Latin American Studies at Ramapo College of New Jersey and author of Impossible Returns: Narratives of the Cuban Diaspora. Eliana S. Rivero is Professor Emerita in the Spanish and Portuguese department at the University of Arizona and coeditor (with the Latina Feminist Group collective) of Telling to Live: Latina Feminist Testimonios.

No House to Call My Home

No House to Call My Home
Author: Ryan Berg
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-08-25
ISBN: 1568585101
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No House to Call My Home Book Excerpt:

In this lyrical debut, Ryan Berg immerses readers in the gritty, dangerous, and shockingly underreported world of homeless LGBTQ teens in New York. As a caseworker in a group home for disowned LGBTQ teenagers, Berg witnessed the struggles, fears, and ambitions of these disconnected youth as they resisted the pull of the street, tottering between destruction and survival. Focusing on the lives and loves of eight unforgettable youth, No House to Call My Home traces their efforts to break away from dangerous sex work and cycles of drug and alcohol abuse, and, in the process, to heal from years of trauma. From Bella's fervent desire for stability to Christina's irrepressible dreams of stardom to Benny's continuing efforts to find someone to love him, Berg uncovers the real lives behind the harrowing statistics: over 4,000 youth are homeless in New York City -- 43 percent of them identify as LGBTQ. Through these stories, Berg compels us to rethink the way we define privilege, identity, love, and family. Beyond the tears, bluster, and bravado, he reveals the force that allows them to carry on -- the irrepressible hope of youth.

Historical Dictionary of U S Latino Literature

Historical Dictionary of U S  Latino Literature
Author: Francisco A. Lomelí,Donaldo W. Urioste,María Joaquina Villaseñor
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2016-12-27
ISBN: 1442275499
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of U S Latino Literature Book Excerpt:

The Historical Dictionary of U.S. Latino Literature contains a chronology, an introduction, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has cross-referenced entries on U.S. Latino/a authors, and terms relevant to the nature of U.S. Latino literature.