Banks, James A. Teaching Strategies for Ethnic Studies. USA: Allyn and Bacon, 2003.
This is a great resource for any teacher who wants to teach any multicultural literature/topics in their classroom. Not only details Mexican Americans, Puerto Rican Americans, and Cuban Americans, but also describes multiple other ethnicities in detail. A quick way to brush up on the history and reasons for immigration/emmigration for ethnic groups.
Romero, Patricia Ann and Don Zancanella. â€śExpanding the Circle: Hispanic Voices in American Literature.â€? The English Journal. 79 (1990): 24-29.
Patricia Romeroâ€™s article questions our current view of traditional American Literature. She believes that Hispanic voices, along with other ethnicities, should be heard in our anthologies of literature. She also gives an example of texts to include while teaching outside of the traditional cannon.
Zeitz, Eileen. Personal Interview. 6 April, 2006.
Eileen Zeitz is a professor of Spanish in the Foreign Languages and Literature Department at UMD. She teaches classes on Hispanic Poetry, Drama, and Prose. Also, she offers classes on specific regions of Latin America like the southern cone of South America. Pr. Zeitz offered an informed view on hispanic literature and its place in our schools currently and where it should rightfully be.
Alvarez, Julia. How the GarcĂa Girls Lost Their Accents. USA: Plume Inc, 1992.
Carlson, Lori M. Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United States. New York: Fawcett Juniper, 1994.
Cisneros, Sandra. The House on Mango Street. USA: Alfred A Knopf, Inc., 1994.
GarcĂa MĂˇrquez, Gabriel. Chronicle of a Death Foretold. USA: Alfred A Knopf, Inc., 1983.
Santiago, Esmeralda. When I Was Puerto Rican. New York: Vintage Books, 1993.