professornana (professornana) wrote,
professornana
professornana

  • Mood:

Voices in First Person



Still quiet here. The stack of books is getting shorter (but there are other stacks in other rooms and plenty of audio as well). VOICES IN FIRST PERSON, edited by Lori Carlson (Atheneum, 2008) is a fascinating anthology of what is described as short monologues by some of the finest Hispanic writers out there: Cisneros, Soto, and Santiago among them. The monologues talk about experiences as an Hispanic. Having people ask where you are from and not believing an answer as mundane as Oxnard. Being looked upon as out of place on a street in Vermont. Crossing into the US from Canada and being grilled about citizenship.

There are precious few books for and by Hispanics. Here is a collection to help fill that void.
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments