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De Colores Means All of Us: Latina Views for a Multi-Colored Century
Elizabeth Martinez, South End Press, 1999.
The unique Chicana voice of Elizabeth Martinez arises from more than thirty years of experience in the movements for civil rights, women’s liberation, and Latina/o empowerment. Includes sections on women’s organizing, struggles for economic justice, and the Latina/o youth movement.

 

Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America
Juan González, Penguin, 2011.
Spans five centuries-from the first New World colonies to the first decade of the new millennium. Latinos’ impact on American popular culture is greater than ever. Features family portraits of real-life immigrant Latino pioneers, as well as accounts of the events and conditions that compelled them to leave their homelands.

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