the Bloc: My Life in Moscow, Beijing and
Stephanie Elizondo Griest.
This travelogue takes the author on a four-year tour of communist
countries and finally leads back to her own roots.
by Edwin Williamson.
This chronicle of the Argentinean writer explores his tumultuous
private life, connecting it with his country’s history and his
Mañana: A Memoir of a Cuban
Mirta A. Ojito.
This is the personal and political story of a 16-year-old Cuban girl
who came to the
in 1980 during
the Mariel boatlift. E184.C97O45
The New World
of Martin Cortes
History, biography and travel are combined in this tale of
conquistador Hernan Cortes’ illegitimate son, one of
mestizos, or people of mixed raced ancestry.
Neruda: A Passion for
by Adam Feinstein.
The first English language biography of the Nobel Prize-winning
Chilean poet, this volume covers a remarkable life, literary and
+This I Believe: An A to Z of a
by Carlos Fuentes.
Fuentes takes the reader on an alphabetical journey, reflecting on a
variety of topics including Latin American culture, politics and
This memoir explores the path the Puerto Rican author took at age
21, leaving her family in
to live with an
older man. F128.9.P85S269
the Spirits Dance Mambo: Growing up Nuyorican in El Barrio
An Afro-Puerto Rican girl in 1950s Spanish Harlem becomes a
priestess of the Santeria/Lucumi religion.
Fifty Years of Latin Album Cover Art
by Pablo Ellicott Yglesias.
The Golden Age of Latin music is represented in this colorful
collection that includes mambo, salsa, Cubop, Bossa Nova, and Latin
Soul. NC1883.U6Y49 2005
CubaClassics: A Celebration of Vintage American Automobiles
by Christopher P. Baker.
The author traces the love affair that Cubans have with old American
cars, from Model Ts to Edsels, that are still a common sight on the
island. TL33.C83B34 2004
In a Mexican
Garden: Courtyards, Pools,
and Open-Air Living Rooms
This lushly illustrated tour lures the reader into the enchanting
and tranquil outdoor living spaces of private homes and luxury
Mexico: Architecture, Interiors, Design
Full color photographs of simple adobe pueblos, ornate churches,
exotic beach houses, and sleek skyscrapers illustrate the rich
diversity of Mexican architecture.
Hot Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Being Young and Latino in the United States
Lori M. Carlson.
This follow-up to 1994’sCool
Salsa captures the diversity of the Latino experience and the
emotions of being an adolescent, through poems on language,
identity, and love.
Tex-Mex Cookbook: A History in Recipes and Photos
presents the history of Tex-Mex from the 16th century to
today in over 100 recipes and photos.
Guys from Miami
by Glenn Lindgren, Raúl Musibay, and Jorge Castillo.
One hundred Cuban recipes are
interpreted by the creators of the iCuban.com website, who add their
own unique touches in this generously illustrated cookbook.
+Chango’s Fire: A Novel
by Ernesto Quiñonez.
Twenty-nine-year-old Julio Santana, tired of burning down houses for
insurance money in his Spanish Harlem neighborhood, strives for a
Paralyzed by a massive stroke, Amadeo reflects on his Cuban past:
his job as a master cigar roller and his tempestuous marriage.
by Julia Alvarez.
After befriending a Latin American exchange student, an adopted
to her homeland to learn about the circumstances of her adoption.
+González and Daughter
Trucking Co.: A Road Novel with Literary License
by María Amparo Escandón.
A prisoner in the Mexicali Penal Institute for Women starts a
library club, and each month members read aloud the continuing story
of a fugitive trucker and his daughter.
investigates case of a transvestite found dead in a park in a
beautiful red evening dress.
Luis Alberto Urrea.
In late 1800s
sixteen-year-old Teresita discovers she has the power to heal.
it Rain Coffee: A Novel
A multi-generational immigrant family from the
improve the circumstances of their new life in
Mambo Peligroso: A Novel
After mambo dance lessons in
help a young
Cuban-Japanese immigrant connect with her Latin roots, she becomes
involved with scheming Cuban exiles.
When Puerto Rican federal prosecutor Melanie Vargas investigates the
murder of a former colleague, she finds herself attracted to the FBI
agent assigned to the case.
of the Mill: A Novel
Luis J. Rodriguez.
steel mill binds
together three generations of a Mexican-American family. It is there
they confront racism and fight for workers’ rights.
+Playing with Boys
by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez.
Three Latinas—an entertainment manager, a former Spanish soap
opera star, and a stay-at-home mom who writes screenplays—become
fast friends in Los Angeles.
In this homage to noir, a
tries to find the killer of a gringo with a taste for blue movies.
A Venom Beneath the Skin: A Romilia Chacón Novel
Marcos McPeek Villatoro.
Now an FBI agent in
, Romilia hunts
down a Guatemalan drug lord in the third installment of this
Stories of Love by Latin American Women
Elena Poniatowska, Angeles Mastretta, and Luisa Valenzuela are three
of the authors included in this compilation.
by Candlelight: Stories
These stories, some set in
, some in
, feature such
characters as a would-be immigrant, a remorseless terrorist, and a
reporter turned street clown.
Window in Copacabana: An Inspector Espinosa Mystery
Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza.
Rio de Janeiro
cops have been
assassinated, and an investigative task force appointed by the
precinct chief points to corruption and a cover-up.
+Zorro: A Novel
by Isabel Allende.
A re-telling of the story of a late-18th
century Californian Robin Hood, the son of an aristocratic landlord
and his part Native American wife.
AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES
And the Money Kept Rolling In (and Out): Wall Street, the
IMF, and the Bankrupting of
In 2001 Argentina
suffered one of the most spectacular financial market crashes in
history, and with it came social and political chaos.
Covert Operations against Cuba
by Don Bohning.
The Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations made removing Fidel
Castro a high foreign policy priority, one which was both expensive
and futile. E183.8.C9B55
+Dying to Cross: The Worst
Immigrant Tragedy in American History
Of 73 Mexicans smuggled into the United
States in a
trailer truck in 2003, nineteen died of asphyxiation and
Last Dance in Havana: The
Final Days of Fidel and the Start of the New Cuban Revolution
An American journalist tours Cuba and
uses its musicians as a window into its present and future.
Liberty for Latin America:
How to Undo Five Hundred Years of State Oppression
This examination of economic hardship and social unrest in South
offers solutions to help the region prosper.
Life and Times of Mexico
Structured around the Aztec concepts of head, heart, and liver,
this book covers 3,000 years of history.
Migra Mouse: Political
Cartoons on Immigration
This cartoon collection combines popular
icons, social issues and immigration politics.
Nation: Defining a New American Identity in the Spanish-Speaking
by Héctor Tobar.
Spanish-speaking Latinos are the largest minority group in the United
This book chronicles this growing population.
Voy a Olvidarte
Aurora, the daughter of an Ecuadorian politician, attempts to
reveal his corruption; she ultimately falls in love with the popular
singer Segundo Rosero.
Maria Full of Grace
Pregnant and in need of money, Colombian teenager
Maria swallows drugs in order to transport them to
Motorcycle Diaries = Diarios de Motocicleta
This film dramatizes Che Guevara’s travels across
in the early 1950s with his best friend Alberto Granado.
Pl Called Chiapas
This documentary examines the Zapatista National Liberation Army
and its leader, Subcomandante Marcos, in the state of
Flor and her teenage daughter Cristina, recent
move in with the wealthy Claskys in Los Angleles when Flor takes a
job as their housekeeper.
This album offers a compilation of various artists and combines
sounds from the
Congo to Cuba.
by Simon Diaz.
This album carries a full array of rustic traditional Latin folk
guitar music from
by Café Tacuba.
This first live album by the Mexican alternative rock band was
recorded in 1995 but just released in 2005.
Parece que Fue Ayer
by Los Tri-O.
Traditional bolero music is performed by the Colombian trio.
Son Cubano NYC: Cuban Roots New
by Various Artists.
The album is along the lines of the Buena Vista Social Club.
It carries a nostalgic smooth sound of the Cuban son.