Center for Hispanic Excellence: La Casa Latina Library

La Casa Latina has an extensive collection of books and documentaries that can be checked out by the Penn community.

Book Listed by Author

  1. Acuna, Rodolfo F. Anything But Mexican: Chicanos in Contemporary L.A. Verso:
    London, England, 1991.
  2. Adams, Jerome R. Latin American Heroes: Liberatios And Patriots from 1500 to the
    Present. Ballantine Books: New York, NY, 1991.
  3. Adler, Judith. Mexican Lives. New York Press: New York, NY, 1994.
  4. Agosin, Marjorie and Hall, Nancy Abraham. A necklace of Words: Short Fiction by Mexican Women. White Pine Press: Fredonia, NY, 1969.
  5. Allende, Isabel. Of Love and Shadows. Bantam Books: New York, New York, 1987.
  6. Alvarez, Julia. In the Name of Salom�. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: New York,
    New York, 2000.
  7. Alvarez, Julia. Something to Declare. Plume: New York, New York, 1998.
  8. Alvarez, Julia. Something to Declare. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: New York,
    New York, 1998.
  9. Ana-Lopez, Tiffany. Growing Up Chicana/o. Avon Books: New York, NY, 1993.
  10. Anzald�a, Gloria. Borderlands/ La Frontera: The New Mestiza. Ed. Joan Pinkvoss.
    Aunto Lute Books: San Francisco, California, 1999.
  11. Augenbraum, Harold and Stavans, Ilan. Growing up Latino: Reflections on Life In the United States. Moughton Mifflin Company: Boston, 1993.
  12. Babin, Maria Teresa. Panorama de la Cultura Puertorrique�a. Las Americas Publishing
    Co.: New York, New York, 1958.
  13. Baker, Nancy L and Huling, Nancy. A Research Guide For Undergraduate Students: English and American Literature. Modern Language Association of America: New York, 2000.
  14. Ballesteros, Octavio A. and Ballesteros, Maria del Carmen. Mexicans Sayings: A Treasure Of A People. Eakin Press:Austin, Texas, 1992.
  15. Beezley, William H and Ewell, Judith. The Human Tradition In Modern Latin America. SR Books:Delaware, 1997.
  16. Beimler, Rosalinda Rosoff. The Days of the Dead/ Los Dias de Muertos. Pomergranate:
    Rohnert Park, California, 1998.
  17. Blakemore, Harold and Smith, Clifford T. Latin America: Second Edition Geographical Perspectives. Methuen: London, 1983.
  18. Bonilla, Frank and Melendez, Edwin and Morales, Rebexxa and Torres, Maria de los Angeles. Borderless Borders: US Latinos, Latin Americans and the Paradox of Interdependence. Temple University Press: Philadelphia, 1998. ( two copies)
  19. Borges, Jorge Luis. Obras Completas. Emece Editors: Brazil, 1989. (two copies)
  20. Boyd, Bill. Bolivar: Liberator of a Continent. S. P. I. Books: New York, New York,
  21. Brentlinger, John. The Best of What We Are: Reflections on the Nicaraguan
    Revolution. The University of Massachusetts Press: Amherst, Massachusetts, 1995.
  22. Burciaga, Jos� Antonio. Drink Cultura: Chicanismo. Joshua Odell Editions: Santa
    Barbara California, 1993.
  23. Byrd, Bobby and Byrd, Susannah Mississippi. The Late Great Mexican Boarder. Cinco Punto Press: El Paso, Texas,1996.
  24. Camarillo, Albert. Chicanos In a Changing Society: From Mexican Pueblos to
    American Barrios in Santa Barbara and Southern California, 1884-1930. Harvard
    University Press: Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1996. (2 copies)
  25. Carreno, Antonio. Lupe De Vega, Poesia Selecta, Ediciones Catedra: South America:
    Madrid, Spain1984.
  26. Castillo, Ana. Massacre of the Dreamers: Essays on Xicanisma. Plume/Penguin:
    New York, New York, 1994.
  27. Castillo, Ana. Massacre of the Dreamers. Plum Books: New York, NY 1989.
  28. Castillo, Ana. Peel My Love Like An Onion. Doubleday: New York, New York, 1999.
  29. Castillo, Ana. Sapogonia. Anchor Books: New York, New York, 1990.
  30. Castillo-Speed, Lillian. Latina: Women’s Voices From the Borderlands.Touchstone Publishing: New York, 1995.
  31. Cervantes, Miguel. Don Quijote. Ed. Diana de Armas Wilson. Norton Critical Editions:
    New York, New York, 1999.
  32. Ch�vez, Lydia. The Color Bind: California’s Battle to End Affirmative Action.
    University of California Press: Berkeley, California, 1998.
  33. Ch�vez, Denise. Loving Pedro Infante. Farrar, Straus and Giroux: New York, 2001.
  34. Cisneros, Sandra. The House on Mango Street. First Vintage Contemporaries:
    New York New York, 1984.
  35. Cisneros, Sandra. Woman Hollering Creek and other stories. Vintage Books: New York, 1991.
  36. Cofer, Judith Ortiz. The Latin Deli. W. W. Norton & Company Inc.: New York, New
    York, 1993. (2 copies)
  37. Conde M., Ivan. Operation Pedro Pan: The Untold Exodus Of 14, 048 Children.
    Routledge: New York, NY 1999.
  38. Cordova, Teresa. Chicana Voices: Intersections of Class, Race, and Gender. University of New Mexico Press: Albuquerque, 1997.
  39. Corpi, Lucha. Mascaras. Third Woman Press: Berkeley, 1997.
  40. Cruz, Jose E. Identity and Power: Puerto Rican Politics and the Challenge of Ethnicity.
    Temple University Press: Philadelphia, Pa, 1998.
  41. Darder, Antonia and Torres, Rodolfo D. The Latino Studies Reader: Culture, Economy and Society. Blackwell Publishers: Oxford, 1998.
  42. Dario, Ruben. Prosas Profanas y Otros Poemas. Editorial Castalia: Madrid, Spain, 1987.
  43. Delgado, Richard and Stefancic, Jean. The Latino Condition. New York University Press: New York, 1998.
  44. De Jesus, Joy L. Growing Up Puerto Rican. Avon Books: New York, 1998.
  45. De Las Casas, Bartoleme. A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies. Penguin
    Books: New York, NY, 1991.
  46. De Le�n, Arnoldo. They Called The
    m Greasers: Anglo Attitudes Toward Mexicans in
    Texas, 1821-1900. University of Texas Press: Austin, Texas, 1983.
  47. Descharnes, Robert. Dali. Henry A Abrahams Inc., Publishers: Japan, 1985.
  48. De Varona, Frank. Latino Literacy: The Complete Guide to Our Hispanic History and
    Culture. Henry Holt and Company: New York, NY, 1996
  49. Espin, Olivia. Latina Realities: Essays on Healing, Migration and Sexuality. Western
    Press:Boulder, Colorado, 1997
  50. Estupi��n Bass, Nelson. When the Guayacans Were In Bloom. Afro-Hispanic Institute:
    Washington, D. C., 1987.
  51. Esquivel, Laura. Like Water For Chocolate. Anchor Books: New York, New York,
  52. Fenix, Ave. Isabel Allende: La Casa De Los Espiritos. Plaza I Janis Editores, Barcelona,
  53. Ferguson, James. Dominican Republic: Beyond the Lighthouse. Latin American
    Bureau: New York, New York, 1992.
  54. Ferr�, Rosario. Eccentric Neighborhoods. Plume: New York, New York, 1998.
  55. Fox, Geoffrey. Hispanic Nation: Culture, Politics, and the Constructing of Identity. The
    University of Arizona: Tucson, Arizona, 1996.
  56. Galarza, Ernesto. Barrio Boy. University of Notre Dame Press: Notre Dame, Indiana,
  57. Galeano, Eduardo. Faces & Masks. W. W. Norton & Company: New York, New York,
    1987.Galeano, Eduardo. We Say No. W. W. Norton & Company: New York, New York, 1992.
  58. G�ndara, Patricia. Over the Ivy Walls. Ed. Christine E. Sleeter. State University of
    NewYork Press: Albany, New York, 1995. (2 copies)
  59. Garro, Elena. Two Novellas. Curbstone Press: Willimantic, Connecticut, 1997.
  60. Gass, William H. Cartesian Sonata and Other Novellas. Basic Books: New York, NY,
    1998. (2 Copies)
  61. Gomm, Sara-Carr. Goya. Park Stone Press: London, England, 2000.
  62. Gonzalez, Juan. A History of Latinos in America: Harvest of Empire. Viking:
    New York, New York, 2000.
  63. Gonzalez, Ray. Touching the Fire: Fifteen Poets of Today’s Latino Renaissance. Anchor Books: New York, 1998.
  64. Gonzalez, Ray. Muy Macho: Latino Men Confront their Manhood. Anchor Books Doubleday: London, 1996. (two copies)
  65. Goetz, Delia and Morley, Sylvanus G. Popul Vuh: The Sacred Book Of Ancient Quiche Maya. University of Oklahoma Press, 1950.
  66. Guevara, Ernesto Che. Bolivian Diary. Pathfinder: New York, 1993.
  67. Guiterrez, Jose Angel. The Making Of A Chicano Militant: Lessons from Cristal. The
    University of Wisconsin Press: Madison, Wisconsin, 1998.
  68. Hijuelos, Oscar. Empress of the Splendid Season. Harper Flamingo: New York, New
    York, 1999.
  69. Hult, Christine A. Research and Writing in Social Sciences. Allyn and Bacon: Boston, 1996.
  70. Iturrondo, Milagros. Voces: Quisqueyanas en Borinquen. First Book Publishing: San
    Juan, PR, 2000.
  71. Jimenez de Wagenheim, Olga. Puerto Rico: A Interpretive History From Pre-Columbian
    to 1900. Marcus Weiner-Publishers: Princeton, NJ, 1998.
  72. Kajane, Liudmila. Great Painter Series: Diego Velasquez. Aurora Publishers:
    Bournemouth, England, 1996.
  73. Katz, Frederich. The Life and Times of Pancho Villa. Stanford University Press:
    Stanford, California, 1998.
  74. Kees Kooningg and Durk Krujt. Society of Fear: The Legacy of Civil War Violence and
    Terror in Latin America. Zed Books: New York, NY1999.
  75. Kim, Sojin. Chicano Graffiti Murals: The Neighborhood Art of Peter Quezada.
    University Press of Mississippi: Jackson, Mississippi, 1995.
  76. L�pez, Jack. Cholos & Surfers: A Latino Family Album. Capra Press: Santa Barbara,
    California, 1998. (2 copies).
  77. Llosa, Mario Vargas, La Ciudad Y los Perros. Alfaguara: Santillana, SA. 1997.
  78. Llosa, Mario Vargas. The War of the End Of The World. Avon Publishers: New York, 1981.
  79. Maciel, David R. and Ortiz, Isidro D. and Herrera Sobek, Maria. Chicano Renaissance: Contemporary Cultural Trends. University of Arizona Press: Tucson, 2000.
  80. Marcos, Subcomandante. The Story of Colors/ La HIstoria de los colores.
  81. Marnham, Patrick, Prolouge by De Andres, Amoros. Frederico Garcia Lorca: Antologia
    Poetcia. Plaza and Janis Editores: Barcelona, Espana, 1998.
  82. Marnham, Patrick. Dreaming With His Eyes Open: A life of Diego Rivera. University of California Press: Berkeley, 2000.
  83. M�rquez, Gabriel Garcia. Collected Stories. Perennial Classics: New York, New York,
  84. M�rquez, Gabriel Garcia. One Hundred Years of Solitude. Avon Books: NY, New York, 1971.
  85. Mart�nez-Fern�ndez, Luis. Fighting Slavery in the Caribbean: The Life and Times of a
    British Family in Nineteenth-Century Havana. M. E. Sharpe: Armonk, New York, 1998.
  86. Mart�nez, Manuel Luis. Crossing. Ed. Gary D. Keller. Bilingual Press/ Editorial
    Bilingue: Tempe, Arizona, 1998. (11 copies)
  87. Mart�nez, Tom�s Eloy. Santa Evita. Vintage Books: New York, New York, 1996.
  88. Mart�nez, Tom�s Eloy. The Peron Novel. Pantheon Books: New York, New York,
  89. Martinez, Valerie. Absence Luminescent. Four Way Book. Marshfield, Ma, 1999.
  90. Mathiessen, Peter. Sal Si Puedes (Escape If You Can) Cesar Chavez and the New
    American Revolution. University of California Press: Berkley and Los Angeles,
    California, 2000.
  91. Matos, Luis Pales,Translated With An Introduction By Julio Marzan. Selected
    Poems/Poesia Selecta. Arte Publico Press: Houston, Texas, 2000.
  92. Matt S Meir and Feliciano Ribera. Mexican Americans/ American Mexicans. Hill and
    Wang: New York, NY, 1999.
  93. Montalban, Manuel Vazquez. Marcos: El Senor de los espejos. Aguilar:1999.
  94. Montejano, David. Chicano Politics and Society in the Late Twentieth Century. University of Texas Press: Austin, 1999.
  95. Mora, Pat. House of Houses. Beacon Press: Boston, Massachusetts, 1997.
  96. Moraga, Cherr�e. Loving in the War Years. South End Press: Cambridge,
    Massachusetts, 1983.
  97. Neuman, Nancy M. A voice of our own: Leading American Women celebrate the right to vote. Jossey-Bass Publishers: San Fransisco, 1996.
  98. Neuman, NancyM. True to Ourselves: A celebration of Women Making a Difference. Jossey-Bass Publishers: San Fransisco, 1998.
  99. Noriega, Chon A and Lopez, Ana M. The Ethnic Eye: Latino Media Arts. University of Minnesota Press: Minneapolis, 1996. (two copies)
  100. Padilla, Rebecca. Mami Amor’s Little Stories. Libros: Long Beach, New York, 2000.
  101. Pardo, Mary S. Mexican American Women Activists: Identity and Resistance in Two Los Angeles Communities. Temple University: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1998.
  102. Paz, Octavio. One Earth, Four or Five Worlds: Reflection on Contemporary History. Harcourt, Brace Jonanovich Publishers: San Diego, 1986.
  103. Paz, Octavio. Lo Mejor de Octavio Paz: El Fuego de Cada Dia. Seix Barral: Spain, 1988.
  104. Pena, Devon G. Chicano Culture, Ecology, Politics. University of Arizona Press: Tucson, 1999.
  105. Perez Jr., Luis A. On Becoming Cuban- Identity, Nationality, and Culture. Eco Press:
    New York, NY, 1999.
  106. Pike, Frederick B. The United States and Latin America: Myths and Stereotypes of
    Civilization and Nature. University of Texas Press: Austin, Texas,1992.
  107. Pi�eiro de Rivera, Flor. Arthur A. Schomburg: A Puerto Rican’s Quest for His Black
    Heritage. Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe: San Juan,
    Puerto Rico, 1989.
  108. Prescott, William H. The History and Conquest of Mexico and Peru. Cooper Square Press: New York, 2000.
  109. Richardson III, James B. People of the Andes. Ed.
    Jeremy A. Sabloff. Smithsonian Books: Washington, D. C., 1987.
  110. Rodriguez, Richard. Days of Obligation. Penguin Books: New York, New York, 1992.
    (2 copies)
  111. Rodriguez, Richard. Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez. Bantam
    Books: New York, New York, 1982. (2 copies).
  112. Rulfo, Juan. The Burning Plain and Other Stories. University of Texas Press: Austin,
    Texas, 1969.
  113. Sandison, David. Che Guevera. Reed International Books Limited: New York, NY,
  114. Stephen, Lynn. Woman and Social Movements in Latin America: Power From Below.
    University of Texas Press: Austin, Texas, 1997.
  115. Santiago, Esmeralda. Almost A Woman. Perseus Books: Reading, Massachusetts,
  116. Santiago, Esmeralda. Almost A Woman. Vintage Books: New, York, New York, 1998.
  117. Santiago, Esmeralda. When I Was Puerto Rican. Vintage Books: New York, New
    York, 1993.
  118. Santos, John Phillip. Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation. Viking: New York, New York, 1999. (2 copies).
  119. Sheahan, John. Patterns of Development in Latin America: Poverty, Repression, and
    Economic Strategy. Princeton University Press: Princeton, New Jersey, 1987.
  120. Silverberg, Robert. Lost Cities and Vanished Civilizations. Bantam Pathfinder Editors: New York, 1963.
  121. Simon, Martin and Nikolai, Grube. Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens. Thames
    and Hudson: New York, NY, 2000.
  122. Spence, Lewis, The Myths of Mexico and Peru. Dover Publications:New York 1994.
  123. Stavans, Ilan. The Essential. Routledge: New York, 2000.
  124. Stavans, Ilan. The Hispanic Condition. Harper Perennial: New York, New York, 1995. (2 copies)
  125. Stavans, Ilan with Illustrations by Lalo Alcarez. Latino USA: A Cartoon History Basic
    Books, New York, NY, 2000.
  126. Stavans, Ilan. The Riddle of Cantinflas. University of New Mexico Press: Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1998. (2 copies)
  127. Suarez- Orozco, Marcelo. Crossings: Mexican Immigration and Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Harvard University: Cambridge, 1998.
  128. Suro, Roberto. Strangers Among Us: Latino Lives in a Changing America. Vintage
    Books: New York, New York, 1998.
  129. Thomas, Piri. Down These Mean Streets. Vintage Books: New York, New York, 1997.
  130. Torres, Andres and Velasquez, Jose E. The Puerto Rican Movement: Voices From the Diaspora. Temple University Press: Philadelphia, 1998.
  131. Trueba, Enrique. Latinos Unidos, From Cultural Diversity to the Politics of Solidarity.
    Littlefield Publishers, Inc.: Latham, Maryland, 1999.
  132. Trujillo, Carla. Living Chicana Theory. Third Woman Press: Berkeley, 1998.
  133. Tutino, John. From Insurrection to Revolution in Mexico: Social Bases of Agrarian
    Violence, 1750 – 1940. Princeton University Press: Princeton, New Jersey,
  134. Urrea, Luis Alberto. Nobody’s Son. The University of Arizona Press: Tucson, Arizona,
  135. Velez, Diana L. Reclaiming Medusa: Short Stories by Contemporary Puerto Rican Women. Aunt Lute Books: San Fransisco, 1988.
  136. V�lez-Ib��ez, Carlos G. Border Visions: Mexican Cultures of the Southwest United
    States. The University of Arizona Press: Tucson, Arizona, 1996.
  137. Villase�or, Victor. Macho! Delta Trade Paperbacks: New York, New York, 1991.
  138. Von Hagen, Victor Wolfgang. Maya Explorer: John Lloyd Stephens and the Lost Cities
    of Central America and Yucat�n. Chronicle Books: San Francisco, 1975.
  139. Wagenheim, Kal and Jimenez de Wagenheim, Olga. The Puerto Ricans: A Documentary History. Markus Weiner Publishers: Princeton, 1999.
  140. Whalen, Carmen Teresa. From Puerto Rico to Philadelphia. Temple University Press:
    Philadelphia, PA 2001.
  141. Womack Jr., John. Rebellion in Chiapas: An Historical Reader. The New York Press:
    New York, NY, 1999.
  142. Womack Jr., John. Zapata and the Mexican Revolution. Vintage Books: New York, NY, 1968.
  143. Wood, Michael. Conquistadores. University of California Press: Berkley and Los Angeles, 2000.
  144. Wucker, Michelle, Why the Cocks Fight, Dominicans, Hatians and the struggle for Hispanola. Hill and Wang: New York, NY, 1999.
  145. Zambrana, Ruth E. Understanding Latino Families: Scholarship, Policy and Practice. Sage Publications: Thousand Oacks, 1995.

Video Library:

  1. A Place Called Chiapas
  2. All About My Mother
  3. American Me
  4. Blood In-Blood Out
  5. Born In East L.A.
  6. Buena Vista Social Club
  7. Desperado
  8. El Mariachi
  9. Evita
  10. Guantanamera
  11. I Like It Like That
  12. La Bamba
  13. La Ofrenda: The Days of the Dead
  14. Latino Influence On The United States
  15. Legacy of Lake Atitlan
  16. Like Water for Chocolate
  17. Los Santos Reyes Magos
  18. Mayan Cofrad�a Fiesta
  19. Mi Familia / My Family
  20. Mi Vida Loca / My Crazy Life
  21. Portrait of an Artist: Frida Khalo
  22. Portrait of an Artist: The Frescoes of Diego Rivera
  23. Puerto Rico: History and Culture
  24. Salt of the Earth
  25. Selena
  26. Stand and Deliver
  27. Strawberry & Chocolate
  28. The Grapes of Wrath
  29. The Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Video Collection: Cesar Chavez
  30. The Mambo Kings
  31. The Official Story
  32. Tortilla Flat
  33. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
  34. Zoo Suit

Audio Cassettes:

  1. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Compact Discs:

  1. El Espiritu de un Pueblo
  2. Somos un Solo Pueblo
  3. Un Pueblo Que Canta