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Women’s Center Monthly Reading List

The Women’s Center has curated a monthly reading list to showcase the importance of literature and the transformative power of the written word. This list will include theoretical text, fictional novels, non fiction books and articles. Skim through our list and let us know your favorite piece! Tag us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter!

 Books:

• I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez
• Empanada: A Lesbiana Story en Probaditas by Anel I. Flores
• Make Love to Rage by Morgan Robyn Collado
• ¡Cuéntamelo!: Testimonios de Inmigrantes Latinos LGBT / Oral Histories by LGBT Latino Immigrants by Juliana Delgado Lopera
• Latinx: The New Force in American Politics and Culture by Ed Morales
• To Selena, With Love by Chris Perez
• American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood by Marie Arana
• When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago

Poems:

• “Accents” by Denice Frohman (https://youtu.be/qtOXiNx4jgQ)
• “Chicana” by Cristina Martinez (https://youtu.be/_zXZD5R3vMU)
• “Dear White Girls in my Spanish Class” by Ariana Brown (https://youtu.be/sAbbGEEstjc)
• “At The Wall, US/Mexican Border, Texas, 2020” by Paola Gonzalez & Karla Gutierrez (https://youtu.be/loHz2oQhLEI)
• “My Blood Is Beautiful” by Mercedez Holtry (https://youtu.be/hiOyn6NQEEg)

Articles

  • Juan Camilo Galeano Sánchez. (2017). Mobilizing, Negotiating, Surviving: Queer Revolutionary Gestures in Latin America and the Caribbean. Feminist Studies, 43(2), 388-404. doi:10.15767/feministstudies.43.2.0388

  • Ginnie Logan, Brian A. Lightfoot, & Ana Contreras. (2017). Black and Brown Millennial Activism on a PWI Campus in the Era of Trump. The Journal of Negro Education, 86(3), 252-268. doi:10.7709/jnegroeducation.86.3.0252

  • Why ‘Latinx’ Is Succeeding While Other Gender-Neutral Terms Fail to Catch On

  • A new report says Hispanic identity is fading. Is that really good for America?

  • Forget About ‘Latino’ — why I’m all for ‘Latinx,’ and you should be, too