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Top Ten
Most Provocative Latino Nonfiction Books

  1) Hunger of Memory: by Richard Rodriguez.  Love his politics.  Hate his politics.  It does not matter.  He still uses the pen like a paintbrush.
  2)  The Devil's Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea. Speaking of talented writers, Urrea's descriptions are so vivid, you would think that you were there with him.
  3)   La frontera / Borderlands by Gloria Anzaldua.  Upon publication this book became an instant classic by a genius who is greatly missed.
  4) Loving in the War Years by Cherrie Morga.  Another classic work by an author who cannot be easily classified.
  5)  The Distance Between Us: A Memoir is an instant classic by Reyna Grande.
6) A Puerto Rican in New York, and Other Sketches by Jesus Colon.  The study of Puerto Ricans in New York has to begin with Jesus Colon (and must continue with Memoirs of Bernardo Vega).
  7) Latino USA, Revised Edition: A Cartoon History .  An artistic collaboration between two great minds, Ilan Stavans and Lalo Alcaraz.
  8) Our Lost Border: Essays on Life amid the Narco-Violence.  This is a collection that does not romanticize a real issue. 
  9) Occupied America: A History of Chicanos (7th Edition).  This book is so truthful, it even got banned. 
  10) Muy Macho by Ray Gonzalez.  The decision to include such greats as Espada and Anaya and tackle this subject makes this a must-read.


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August 03, 2015
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