Biography & Autobiography

Black Dove

Author: Ana Castillo

Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 350

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Growing up as the intellectually spirited daughter of a Mexican Indian immigrant family during the 1970s, Castillo defied convention as a writer and a feminist. A generation later, her mother's crooning mariachi lyrics resonate once again. Castillo—now an established Chicana novelist, playwright, and scholar—witnesses her own son's spiraling adulthood and eventual incarceration. Standing in the stifling courtroom, Castillo describes a scene that could be any mother's worst nightmare. But in a country of glaring and stacked statistics, it is a nightmare especially reserved for mothers like her: the inner-city mothers, the single mothers, the mothers of brown sons. Black Dove: Mamá, Mi'jo, and Me looks at what it means to be a single, brown, feminist parent in a world of mass incarceration, racial profiling, and police brutality. Through startling humor and love, Castillo weaves intergenerational stories traveling from Mexico City to Chicago. And in doing so, she narrates some of America's most heated political debates and urgent social injustices through the oft-neglected lens of motherhood and family.

Chase's Calendar of Events 2018

Author: Editors of Chase's

Publisher: Bernan Press


Category: Reference

Page: 752

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Founded in 1957, Chase's observes its 60th anniversary with the 2018 edition! Users will find everything worth knowing and celebrating for each day of the year: 12,500 holidays, historical milestones, famous birthdays, festivals, sporting events and much more. "One of the most impressive reference volumes in the world."--Publishers Weekly.

And the Spirit Moved Them

Author: Helen LaKelly Hunt

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY


Category: History

Page: 248

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A decade prior to the Seneca Falls Convention, black and white women joined together at the 1837 Anti-Slavery Convention. In this historical investigation, Hunt looks at the pioneers who converged abolitionism and women’s rights; incited by “holy indignation” to challenge slavery and patriarchy, they created a blueprint for an intersectional feminism ahead of its time.

Love War Stories

Author: Ivelisse Rodriguez

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY


Category: Fiction

Page: 162

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Puerto Rican girls are brought up to want one thing: true love. Yet they are raised by women whose lives are marked by broken promises, grief, and betrayal. While some believe that they’ll be the ones to finally make it work, others swear not to repeat cycles of violence. This collection documents how these “love wars” break out across generations as individuals find themselves caught in the crosshairs of romance, expectations, and community.
Literary Collections

Historical Dictionary of U.S. Latino Literature

Author: Francisco A. Lomelí

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 518

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The Historical Dictionary of U.S. Latino Literature contains a chronology, an introduction, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has cross-referenced entries on U.S. Latino/a authors, and terms relevant to the nature of U.S. Latino literature.

Love's Promise

Author: Opal Palmer Adisa

Publisher: Plumeria




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Stories of innocent childhood love; of couples meeting again after years of being apart and finding each other still with the passion of earlier days; older women finding time to enjoy companionship and sex; a wife whose love for herself takes her to another zone of self-protection. This is Love's Promise which refreshes our faith in humanity, a way of being naturally in the world, flaws and all. -Carole Boyce Davies

The Book of Golden Discs

Author: Joseph Murrells

Publisher: London : Barrie & Jenkins


Category: Music

Page: 413

View: 953

"The records that sold a million"--Cover.