American Assimilation from Mexican-American Perspective
A walk-through activity by Jacalyn Lopez García.
Borders and Identity
Lesson Plans and Class Projects from Center for Folklife Programs
& Cultural Studies,
For teachers, complete with online activities, research materials
and lesson plans from Scholastic.
About the film, teacher resources and lessons.
Latin America Database
For teachers. Lesson plans, resource material and links to other
Latin Bay Area
News, music, career, politics and more.
Latino Artists and Their Work
San Antonio Public Library Hispanic Heritage
Includes extensive list of links providing useful information
of Latino population of the United States.
El Teatro Campesinos Web Site
United Farm Workers
César E. Chávez Branch Library
The César E. Chávez Branch Library was the first
public library to offer services and materials in Spanish. It
is fully bilingual offering information services and collections
in Spanish and English.
1900 Fruitvale Ave. Suite 1A; Oakland, CA 94601
Gallería de la Raza
30 years of service to the Chicano/Latino community including
exhibitions of local Latino/a artists and an art store located
in San Francisco's Mission District.
2857 24th St.; San Francisco, CA 94110
La Peña Cultural Center
La Peña (gathering place) is a multicultural performing
arts center and restaurant in Berkeley that presents local,
national and international music, theater, dance, film and visual
artists whose works examine contemporary social issues and are
reflective of a wide variety of cultural traditions.
3105 Shattuck Ave.; Berkeley CA 94705
MetroActive Arts Center for Latino Arts (MACLA)
The center's mission is to promote, preserve and enhance the
Latino multidisciplinary arts. It showcases regional, national,
and international artists.
510 S. First St.; San Jose, CA 95113
The Mexican Museum
The museum's permanent collection holds more than 9,000 objects
in the following five areas: Pre-Hispanic Art, Colonial Art,
Folk Art, Mexican Fine Art, and Mexican American/Chicano Fine
Fort Mason Center, Building D; San Francisco, CA 94123
The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA)
The Center was established in 1977 by artists and community
activists with a shared vision to promote, preserve and develop
the Latino cultural arts that reflect the living tradition and
experiences of Chicano, Central, and South America, and Caribbean
2868 Mission Street; San Francisco, CA 94110
500 Years of Chicano History in Pictures Editor, Elizabeth
Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A. Author
Luis Rodriguez, A former L.A. gang member, describes his experiences
in that world, recounting the sense of security and power found
in a gang and the grim reality of violence and poverty.
Bless Me, Ultima Author Rudolfo Anaya relates the story
of Antonio Márez coming to age in the town of Las Pasturas,
New Mexico, in a traditional Mexican American family.
Borderlands/La Frontera Author Gloria Anzaldua examines
the condition of women in Hispanic culture, Chicanos in white
American society, and lesbians in the straight world.
Chicanismo: The Forging of a Militant Ethos among Mexican
Americans Author Ignacio M. García traces the development
of the philosophical strains that guided the Chicano Movement.
Down These Mean Streets Author Piri Thomas records
the sometimes poetic, sometimes brutal story of his life growing
up in Spanish Harlem in the 1960s.
Everything You Need to Know about Latino History Author
Himilce Novas provides a comprehensive resource about the lives
of Latinos around the world.
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents Author Julia
Alvarez tells the story of four sisters who must adjust to life
in America after having to flee from the Dominican Republic.
In the Time of the Butterflies Author Julia Alvarez
based this novel on a true story drawn from the history of her
native Dominican Republic.
Latino USA: A Cartoon History Author Ilan Stavans,
and cartoonist Lalo Lopez Alcaraz, combine to produce an amusing
comic book that outlines the salient features of U.S. Latino
The Latino Reader: 1542 to the Present Authors Augenbraum,
Harold and Olmos, Margarite Fernández compile an important
anthology of Latino writings spanning five centuries, this collection
includes works of history, memoirs, letters, essays, fiction,
poetry and drama.
Latinos: A Biography of the People Author Earl Shorris
illuminates every aspect of the Latino experience, from language
to education, to social and political organization.
Massacre of the Dreamers: Essays on Xicanisma Author
Ana Castillo reflects on the need for Xicanisma, a politically
active and socially committed Chicana feminism.
So Far From God Author Ana Castillo brings a feminist
consciousness to the wondrous, tragic, and engaging lives of
a New Mexico mother and her four fated daughters.
When I was Puerto Rican Author Esmeralda Santiago's
memoir narrates a young girl's coming-of-age in 1950s Puerto
Rico and of her subsequent move to the very different world
of New York City.
Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories Author Sandra
Cisneros gives voice to the vibrant and varied life on both
sides of the Mexican border.
El Norte (The North) (1984) Ð Director Gregory Nava
Not available for purchase until 2002. Please check your library.
Fight in the Fields: César Chávez and the
Farmworkers Struggles (1996)
Documentary - Directors Ray Telles & Rick Tejada-Flores
Schools, libraries, and community organizations can purchase
the film, book, study guide, and poster. To order call (800)
903-7804, or write: The Fight in the Fields, Department A, Box
3250, Sparks, NV 89432-3250. Materials also available by e-mail
La Ciudad (1992) Fiction - Director David Riker
To order call Zeigeist Films 212-274-1989, e-mail email@example.com
The Mission KQED Neighborhood Series (1994)
To order copies (in English or Spanish) email: firstname.lastname@example.org with "Neighborhoods videos" as the subject. Since videos are not available at the moment we will let you know when they become available again.
for teacher resources and lesson plans.
New World Border (2001) Documentary - By Jose Palafox
and Casey Peek
To order contact email@example.com
Reading Rainbow #1007: Borrequita and the Coyote Author
To order go to http://gpn.unl.edu/
or contact the Reading Rainbow Store at 1-800-228-4630.
Salt of the Earth (1953) Director Herbert J. Bieberman
Blacklisted during the McCarthy Era, this docudrama portrays
Mexican and Mexican American zinc workers on strike in New Mexico
in the 1950s. Please check your library.
Zoot Suit (1981) Director Luis Valdez
Based on the play by Luis Valdez of the same name. Purchase
copy at www.800.com
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