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Product Description: Leaders of the Mexican American Generation explores the lives of a wide range of influential members of the US Mexican American community between 1920 and 1965 who paved the way for major changes in their social, political, and economic status within the United States...read more
By Arnoldo De León (foreword by)

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9781607323365 | Univ Pr of Colorado, September 1, 2015, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Leaders of the Mexican American Generation explores the lives of a wide range of influential members of the US Mexican American community between 1920 and 1965 who paved the way for major changes in their social, political, and economic status within the United States.

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9781607325253 | Reprint edition (Univ Pr of Colorado, April 15, 2016), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Leaders of the Mexican American Generation explores the lives of a wide range of influential members of the US Mexican American community between 1920 and 1965 who paved the way for major changes in their social, political, and economic status within the United States.

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Product Description: Tracing his story of becoming a US citizen, José Orduña’s memoir explores the complex issues of immigration and assimilation.José Orduña chronicles the process of becoming a North American citizen in a post-9/11 United States...read more

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9780807074015 | Beacon Pr, April 12, 2016, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Tracing his story of becoming a US citizen, José Orduña’s memoir explores the complex issues of immigration and assimilation.

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Product Description: George I. Sánchez was a reformer, activist, and intellectual, and one of the most influential members of the "Mexican American Generation" (1930–1960). A professor of education at the University of Texas from the beginning of World War II until the early 1970s, Sánchez was an outspoken proponent of integration and assimilation...read more

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9780300190328, titled "George I. Sánchez: The Long Fight for Mexican American Integration" | Yale Univ Pr, January 27, 2015, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: George I.

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Product Description: In the summer of 1968 Peter Matthiessen met Cesar Chavez for the first time. They were the same age: forty-one. Matthiessen lived in New York City, while Chavez lived in the Central Valley farm town of Delano, where the grape strike was unfolding...read more
By Marc Grossman (foreword by) and Peter Matthiessen

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9780520282506 | New edition (Univ of California Pr, March 31, 2014), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In the summer of 1968 Peter Matthiessen met Cesar Chavez for the first time.

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A New York Times bestseller, this is the official biography from the beloved Mexican-American singer who lost her life in a tragic plane crash.The only autobiography authorized by Jenni Rivera "I can’t get caught up in the negative because that destroys you. Perhaps trying to move away from my problems and focus on the positive is the best I can do. I am a woman like any other, and ugly things happen to me like any other woman. The number of times I have fallen down is the number of times I have gotten up." These are the last words that beloved Mexican American singer Jenni Rivera spoke publicly before boarding the plane that would crash and cut her life short on December 9, 2012. However, they are not the final words that La Diva de la Banda had for the world. Those are found in the pages you hold in your hands, Jenni’s own account of the highs and lows of her extraordinary journey. She became the most acclaimed Spanish-language singer in the United States and sold more than 15 million records worldwide. A single mother of five and grandmother of two, she was also an actress, a television producer, the star of her own reality show, and an entrepreneur. But for all its immense success, Jenni’s life often seemed to be a series of personal battles in which perseverance was her only weapon. As her fame grew, she made it her mission to speak about her struggles, forging an intimate connection with her fans. She became a figure of strength and a source of encouragement to women of all ages. In Unbreakable, Jenni recounts the crucial moments in her past, revealing her experiences with domestic and sexual abuse, divorce, body image issues, making her way in a male-dominated industry, raising her children as a single mother, and learning that she could depend only on herself. Though she is no longer with us, Jenni will always be the "Rivera rebel from Long Beach," the girl who maintained her sense of humor and fighting spirit in every circumstance. In this remarkable memoir, Jenni leaves behind a legacy of inspiration and determination that will forever live on through her precious family, friends, and fans.

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9781476746074 | Atria Books, July 2, 2013, cover price $25.00

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9781476744759 | Atria Books, July 2, 2013, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A New York Times bestseller, this is the official biography from the beloved Mexican-American singer who lost her life in a tragic plane crash.
9781476751634 | Simon & Schuster, July 2, 2013, cover price $16.00

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Product Description: Choreographer Alex Romero created Jailhouse Rock, the iconic Elvis Presley production number, but never received screen credit for his contribution. This book tells his story. The son of a Mexican general, Romero escaped the Mexican Revolution, joined his family's vaudeville dance act and became a dancer in Hollywood...read more

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9780786475940 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, August 28, 2013, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Choreographer Alex Romero created Jailhouse Rock, the iconic Elvis Presley production number, but never received screen credit for his contribution.

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Hardcover:

9781451661774 | Atria Books, August 28, 2012, cover price $25.00

Paperback:

9781451661781 | Washington Square Pr, March 12, 2013, cover price $16.00

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By Ilan Stavans (introduced by)

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9780268029791 | 40 anv edition (Univ of Notre Dame Pr, February 1, 2011), cover price $18.00

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Product Description: In his memoir that he began in 1908, Santiago Tafolla recalls finding himself, along with his fellow Mexican Confederate soldiers, terrorized by white Confederates. When the ''americanos'' take up arms and threaten to eliminate all the ''greasers,'' Tafolla is forced to desert to Mexico in order to survive...read more

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9781558855977 | Arte Publico Pr, November 30, 2009, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: In his memoir that he began in 1908, Santiago Tafolla recalls finding himself, along with his fellow Mexican Confederate soldiers, terrorized by white Confederates.

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Product Description: About the Book  Since it was first published in 1971, Galarza's classic workhas been assigned in high school and undergraduate classrooms across the country, profoundly affecting thousands of students who read this true story of acculturation into American life...read more

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9780268004415 | Univ of Notre Dame Pr, August 31, 1991, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: The author recalls his childhood journey from revolution-torn Mexico to the California coast

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9781439518021 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, August 11, 2008), cover price $27.00 | About this edition: About the Book  Since it was first published in 1971, Galarza's classic workhas been assigned in high school and undergraduate classrooms across the country, profoundly affecting thousands of students who read this true story of acculturation into American life.
9780833508218 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $30.60 | About this edition: The author recalls his childhood journey from revolution-torn Mexico to the California coast

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Product Description: "Beautifully written and important...Martinez shows us how 'America' is being reimagined by its uninvited, its disrespected, its invisible, and he shows us that they will change us, whether we like it or not."―Los Angeles Times In the decade since Crossing Over first appeared, immigration from Mexico has only become more fraught and more lethal, the rallying cry of nativist politics and a pawn in the war on terror...read more

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9780805049084 | Metropolitan Books, October 1, 2001, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Traces the Chavez family as they leave their southern-Mexican town and embark on a perilous journey through the underground railroad to the tomato farms of Missouri, the strawberry fields of California, and the slaughterhouses of Wisconsin.

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9781250026729 | 2 edition (Picador USA, June 25, 2013), cover price $19.00 | About this edition: "Beautifully written and important.
9780312421236 | Reprint edition (Picador USA, August 1, 2002), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Traces the Chavez family as they leave their southern-Mexican town and embark on a perilous journey through the underground railroad to the tomato farms of Missouri, the strawberry fields of California, and the slaughterhouses of Wisconsin.

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9780606344432 | Demco Media, August 1, 2002, cover price $23.50 | About this edition: A moving account of a family's odyssey by "one of the brightest voices of a new generation of Hispanic writers" (Washington Post)The U.

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9781435297067 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, June 5, 2008), cover price $24.00 | About this edition: A moving account of a family's odyssey by "one of the brightest voices of a new generation of Hispanic writers" (Washington Post)The U.
9780613583589 | Turtleback Books, July 1, 2003, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Traces the Chavez family as they leave their southern-Mexican town and embark on a perilous journey through the underground railroad to the tomato farms of Missouri, the strawberry fields of California, and the slaughterhouses of Wisconsin.

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Product Description: Since it was first published in 1971, Galarza's classic work has been assigned in high school and undergraduate classrooms across the country, profoundly affecting thousands of students who read this true story of acculturation into American life.
By Holt Mcdougal (corporate author)

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9780030559877 | Holt McDougal, December 31, 1999, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Since it was first published in 1971, Galarza's classic work has been assigned in high school and undergraduate classrooms across the country, profoundly affecting thousands of students who read this true story of acculturation into American life.

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