Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education

Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education

by Jennifer De Leon (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803245938
Publisher: UNP - Nebraska Paperback
Publication date: 03/01/2014
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Jennifer De Leon is a teacher in the Boston Public Schools district and an instructor at the Grub Street Creative Writing Center. Her writing has appeared in Ploughshares, Fourth Genre, Ms. Magazine, Poets & Writers, The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010, and elsewhere.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii

Source Acknowledgments xv

Introduction Jennifer De Leon 1

I Worlds Apart

Going the Distance Blanca Torres 11

Scrambled Channels Yalitza Ferreras 20

White Girl Colorless Afri Pana Gail M. Dottin 29

Nomadic Ingrid Rojas Contreras 38

Leaving Miami Chantel Acevedo 54

II Rooms of Our Own

Las Otras Celeste Guzman Mendoza 63

Pancakes at 2 a.m. Stephanie Elizondo Griest 68

Independence Iris Gomez 73

Stories She Told Us Daisy Hernández 78

Who Goes to College? Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés 101

I'm Living in a Foreign Country Toni Margarita Plummer 108

My Stalker Lorraine M. López 115

III Inside These Academic Walls

Rapunzel's Ladder Julia Alvarez 125

Derrumbando Muros along an Academic Path Norma Elia Cantú 138

On Becoming Educated Joy Castro 147

La Silla Ruth Behar 155

IV In Tribute, In Time

The Weight of Paper Beatriz Terrazas 163

To My Younger Self Erika Martínez 173

After Yale Li Yun Alvarado 182

How to Leave Hialeah Jennine Capó Crucet 193

Only Daughter Sandra Cisneros 210

Contributors 215

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