General Recommendations
#OwnVoices books to read instead of American Dirt
Created by bookyb | 18 items
American Dirt is lauded as The Immigration Story of our times. However, it was written by a woman geographically and culturally far, far away from the characters she writes about. Meanwhile, Mexican voices are silenced, drowned out by the massive publicity machine and all the money behind it. There are lots of stories on this topic, it is not new, and it is important to let people tell their own stories. Following are just a few to get started.
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Title Overview Format & Publisher Call Number
Pendeja, You Ain’t Steinbeck: My Bronca with Fake-Ass Social Justice Literature Pendeja, You Ain’t Steinbeck: My Bronca with Fake-Ass Social Justice Literature
https://tropicsofmeta.com/2019/12/12/pendeja-you-aint-steinbeck-my-bronca-with-fake-ass-social-justice-literature/
Web Resource
Cummins’ Non-Mexican Crap - David Bowles - Medium Cummins’ Non-Mexican Crap - David Bowles - Medium
https://medium.com/@davidbowles/non-mexican-crap-ff3b48a873b5
Web Resource
The Guardians The Guardians
A Novel
Book - 2007
Random House
FICTION CASTILLO
Where We Come From Where We Come From Book - 2019
Alfred A. Knopf
FICTION CASARES 2019
Across A Hundred Mountains Across A Hundred Mountains
A Novel
Book - 2006
Atria Books
FICTION GRANDE
The Distance Between Us The Distance Between Us
A Memoir
Book - 2012
Atria Books
BIO 973.04687 GRANDE 2012
Into the Beautiful North Into the Beautiful North
A Novel
Book - 2009
Little, Brown and Company
FICTION URREA 2009
Lost Children Archive Lost Children Archive
A Novel
Book - 2019
Alfred A. Knopf
FICTION LUISELLI 2019
Children of the Land Children of the Land Book - 2020
Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
364.137 H5572c 2020
The Circuit The Circuit
Stories From the Life of A Migrant Child
Book - 1999
Houghton Mifflin Co
j JIMENEZ 1998
Native Country of the Heart Native Country of the Heart
A Memoir
Book - 2019
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
BIO 818.5409 MORAGA 2019
Mean Mean Book - 2017
Coffee House Press
BIO 813.6 GURBA 2017
They Call Me Güero They Call Me Güero
A Border Kid's Poems
Book - 2018
Cinco Puntos Press
y BOWLES 2018
Signs Preceding the End of the World Signs Preceding the End of the World Book - 2015
& Other Stories
FICTION HERRERA 2015
All the Stars Denied All the Stars Denied Book - 2018
Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books Inc
y MCCALL 2018
The House of Broken Angels The House of Broken Angels
A Novel
Book - 2018
Little, Brown and Company
FICTION URREA 2018
Someone Like Me Someone Like Me
How One Undocumented Girl Fought for Her American Dream
Book - 2018
Little, Brown and Company
y 305.48868 A668s 2018
American Dirt American Dirt Book - 2020
Flatiron Books
FICTION CUMMINS 2020
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