professornana (professornana) wrote,

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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.
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