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Daughters of Latin America

Spanning time, styles, and traditions, a dazzling collection of essential works from 140 Latine writers, scholars, and activists from across the world--from warrior poet Audre Lorde to novelist Edwidge Danticat and performer and author Elizabeth Acevedo and artist/poet Cecilia Vicuña--gathered in one magnificent volume. Daughters of Latin America collects the intergenerational voices of Latine women across time and space, capturing the power, strength, and creativity of these visionary writers, leaders, scholars, and activists--including 24 Indigenous voices.

Solito (Spanish Edition)

 ( Written in Spanish)  A young poet tells the unforgettable story of his harrowing migration from El Salvador to the United States at the age of nine in this moving, page-turning memoir. "Viaje", my parents started using that word about a year ago --"one day, you' will take a trip to be with us. Javier''s adventure is a three-thousand-mile journey from his small town in El Salvador, through Guatemala and Mexico, and across the U.S. border. He will leave behind his beloved aunt and grandparents to reunite with a mother who left four years ago and a father he barely remembers. Traveling alone except for a group of strangers and a "coyote" hired to lead them to safety,  Javier cannot foresee the perilous boat trips, relentless desert treks, pointed guns, arrests and deceptions that await him. . A gripping memoir.


From the common Spanish phrase "cuéntame" (tell me a story), the author tells the story of the church, rooted in the experiences and lives of Latino/a Catholics in the United States. Drawing upon Latin American and U.S. Hispanic literature as well as theological reflection, Imperatori-Lee employs an analysis of a variety of narratives--fiction, religious rituals, demographic studies--to find viable starting points for systematizing the "story" of the Church.

Latinos and Latinas in American Sport

Latinos and Latinas in American Sport: Stories Beyond Peloteros expands upon the significance of sport in U.S. Latino communities by looking at sports as diverse as drag racing and community softball, the rise of Latinas in high school basketball, and the role of Latinos in protesting social injustice through sport. Although the Latino/a population of the United States has significantly expanded since the 1960s, an analysis of this population's place in the history of American sport has, until recently, been sorely lacking. This second anthology by Jorge Iber adds scope and depth to our understanding of the relationship between sport/recreation and identity and involvement among Spanish-speaking people throughout what is now the United States. 

Inventing Latinos

An NPR Best Book of the Year, exploring the impact of Latinos' new collective racial identity on the way Americans understand race, with a new afterword by the author Who are Latinos and where do they fit in America's racial order? In this "timely and important examination of Latinx identity" (Ms.), Laura E. Gómez, a leading critical race scholar, argues that it is only recently that Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans, Central Americans, and others are seeing themselves (and being seen by others) under the banner of a cohesive racial identity. And the catalyst for this emergent identity, she argues, has been the ferocity of anti-Latino racism.

Harvest of Empire

A sweeping history of the Latino experience in the United States. The first new edition in ten years of this important study of Latinos in U.S. history, Harvest of Empire spans five centuries--from the European colonization of the Americas to through the 2020 election. Latinos are now the largest minority group in the United States, and their impact on American culture and politics is greater than ever. With family portraits of real-life immigrant Latino pioneers, as well as accounts of the events and conditions that compelled them to leave their homelands, Gonzalez highlights the complexity of a segment of the American population that is often discussed but frequently misrepresented. 

The Dominican Republic Reader

Despite its significance in the history of Spanish colonialism, the Dominican Republic is familiar to most outsiders through only a few elements of its past and culture. This Reader provides an introduction to the history, politics, and culture of the country, from precolonial times into the early twenty-first century. Among the volume's 118 selections are essays, speeches, journalism, songs, poems, legal documents, testimonials, and short stories, as well as several interviews conducted especially for this Reader. 


Call Numbers

Most books about Latin America are arranged on the 2nd floor of the O'Toole Library.

You can browse the shelves, or more efficiently, search the library catalog to locate call numbers for the print collection.

DP:  Spain, Portugal

F:    Latin America

PQ:  Language & Literature (Spanish)

JC: Political institutions and Public Administration (Latin American)

KG: Law - Latin America, Central America



Reference books, such as encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks, are located in the ReadyRef area, on the 1st floor of the O'Toole Library.

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