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Latina/o Studies: Finding Books

This guide was created to support the Latina/o Studies minor at Texas State University

Notable Authors

Dr. Tomás Rivera





Dr. Tomás Rivera is one of Texas State University’s most distinguished alumni. He was born in Crystal City, Texas, to a family of migrant farm workers, and he worked in the fields as a young boy. His novel …y no se lo tragó la tierra / …And the Earth Did Not Devour Him was published in 1971 and is widely regarded as his masterpiece. In 1995, Texas State's College of Education established the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award, which honors authors and illustrators who create literature depicting the Mexican American experience. The 2015-2016 Common Experience theme celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Tomás Rivera Book Award, as well as the life and legacy of Dr. Rivera himself. See University Libraries material by Dr. Tomás Rivera.

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Sandra Cisneros has been honored with numerous awards including the MacArthur Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and a Texas Medal of the Arts. See material by Sandra Cisneros and Wittliff Collections.

Meg Medina has been named 2023-2024 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. See University Libraries material by Med Medina.

Books and Book Awards

Use the Library Catalog to search for print resources, multimedia resources, and ebooks. The Library Catalog also provides location and availability details. Use quotation marks for "phrase searching"

The 3rd Floor Juvenile Collection has many bilingual and  spanish-language material books

Juvenile Literature Awards