Re: QUERY: Literature on immigration by Chicana/o authors

The Devil’s Highway is great, but not only about the migrants, but about the Border Patrol agents too. Excellent writing.
Ruben Martinez’s Crossing Over (Nonfiction) is excellent too.
Reyna Grande’s The Distance Between Us (Nonfiction) is another beautifully written memoir.
Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Viramontes looks at the experience of a migrant family.
Tomas Rivera’s “y no se lo trago la tierra” is a classic. It has been translated into English as “And the Earth Did Not Devour Him” and by Rolando Hinosa as “This Migrant Earth.”

QUERY: Literature on immigration by Chicana/o authors

In teaching a community college course on multicultural American literature, I include texts having to do with the experiences of migrants/immigrants. Particularly given the often problematic discourse about migration from Mexico to the U.S., I'd like to incude writings by Chicana/o authors on this topic.


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