10 Essential Authors of Chicano Literature

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10 Essential Authors of Chicano Literature

Luis J. Rodríguez

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Always Running

By Luis J. Rodríguez

Michael Nava

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The Little Death

By Michael Nava

Rudolfo Anaya

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Bless Me Ultima

By Rudolfo Anaya

Sandra Cisneros

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The House on Mango Street

By Sandra Cisneros

Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa

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Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza

By Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa

Mario Alberto Zambrano

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Lotería

By Mario Alberto Zambrano

Luís Alberto Urrea

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The Hummingbird's Daughter

By Luís Alberto Urrea

Oscar “Zeta” Acosta

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Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo

By Oscar “Zeta” Acosta

John Francisco Rechy

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The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gómez

By John Francisco Rechy

Benjamin Alire Saenz

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

By Benjamin Alire Saenz