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Book Lists

Book Lists

Book Lists

Hispanic Art, Dance, Food, and Music

In celebration of Hispanic American Heritage Month, explore the arts!

Zigas, Caleb, author.
641.59 ZIG
"In a package packed with powerful stories and visual storytelling are 75 recipes from some of the great food entrepreneurs who have graduated from La Cocina, for decent home cooks looking for new recipes, and those who want to support a good cause via a beautiful Bay Area cookbook"-- Provided by publisher.

Calvo, Luz, 1960- author.
641.5 CAL
"More than just a cookbook, Decolonize Your Diet redefines what is meant by "traditional" Mexican food by reaching back through hundreds of years of history to reclaim heritage crops as a source of protection from modern diseases. Authors Luz Calvo and Catriona Rueda Esquibel are life partners; when Luz was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, they both radically changed their diets and began seeking out recipes featuring healthy, vegetarian Mexican foods. They promote a diet rich in plants indigenous to the Americas (corn, beans, squash, greens, herbs, and seeds), and are passionate about the idea that Mexicans and Latinos/as living in the US and Canada need to ditch the fast food and return to their own culture's food roots for both physical health and spiritual fulfillment. This vegetarian cookbook features 109 colourful, delicious recipes inspired by indigenous ingredients and knowledge, such as Red Pozole with Medicinal Mushrooms, Healing Green Chileatole, Amaranth Corn Tortillas, and Prickly Pear Chia Fresca. Steeped in history, but very much rooted in the contemporary world, Decolonize Your Diet will introduce readers to the energizing, healing properties of a plant-based Mexican-American diet."-- Provided by publisher.

Perez, Chris.
"Ahora, por primera vez, Chris habla sobre su poderosa amistad, su relación prohibida y su floreciente matrimonio interrumpido por la imperdonable muerte de Selena."-- Back cover.

DVD 782.14 IN
The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside the 181st Street subway stop. The likeable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes for, imagines, and sings about a better life.

Cobo, Leila. autohr.
SP 782.4216 COB
Escrito por Leila Cobo, Vicepresidenta de Música Latina en Billboard y la mayor autoridad de la música latina, La fórmula "Despacito" es una mirada profunda al detrás de escenas de la música que hace bailar al mundo entero. Seguramente conoces "Despacito", la canción de Luis Fonsi y Daddy Yankee con un remix de Justin Bieber, que rápidamente se convirtió en la canción más escuchada del mundo y cuyo video fue el primero en conseguir 6 billones de vistas en YouTube. Sin duda bailaste a "I Like It", el relanzamiento de un hit de boogaloo de los setentas en la voz de Cardi B, Balvin y Bad Bunny. A donde quiera que vayas encontrarás los sonidos de la música latina, la cual se ha convertido en un fenómeno global, con 30 canciones entrando en la lista de las Hot 100 de Billboard en 2018. La fórmula "Despacito" contiene las historias desconocidas de la creación de los éxitos más grandes de la música latina de los últimos cincuenta años. Desde "Conga" hasta "Mi gente", esta historia oral es un verdadero tesoro de anécdotas exclusivas contadas por las mentes creativas de los artistas, los expertos agentes y los gurus de marketing detrás de cada cancion, dándole vida a las melodías que han definido cada década y se han convertido en sellos distintivos de cada generación.

Herrera, Juan Felipe, author.
811.54 HER
"In this collection of poems, written during and immediately after two years on the road as United States Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera reports back on his travels through contemporary America. Poems written in the heat of witness, and later, in quiet moments of reflection, coalesce into an urgent, trenchant, and yet hope-filled portrait. The struggle and pain of those pushed to the edges, the shootings and assaults and injustices of our streets, the lethal border game that separates and divides, and then: a shift of register, a leap for peace and a view onto the possibility of unity. Every Day We Get More Illegal is a jolt to the conscience-filled with the multiple powers of the many voices and many textures of every day in America"-- Provided by publisher.

Zamora, Javier, author.
811.6 ZAM
"This gorgeous debut speaks with heart-wrenching intimacy and first-hand experience to the hot-button political issues of immigration and border crossings"-- Provided by publisher.

Limón, Ada, author.
811.6 LIM

Roque, Raquel, author.
SP 641.598 ROQ
Más de 400 recetas de toda latinoamérica.

Clavel, Johana, author.
SP 641.5972 CLA
Cocina latina ligera, el primer libro de la chef venezolana Johana Clavel, reune más de 170 recetas latinoamericanas en sus versiones más saludables, inspiradas por su misión de llevar bienestar y conocimiento nutricional a nuestros hogares. La comida latinoamericana es deliciosa, pero también puede ser excesivamente frita y alta en carbohidratos y azúcar. Johana busca romper los esquemas e inspirar a madres, padres y cualquier amante de la cocina a recrear sus recetas favoritas en sus versiones más saludables. Desde incluir linaza molida en sus tamales, hasta sustituir arroz por quinua en una deliciosa paella de mariscos, Johana invita a sus lectores a descubrir los maravillosos beneficios de comer alimentos frescos, variados y completos - sin sacrificar su inigualable sabor latino. Sin embargo, aprender a cocinar platos sanos es, en su opinión, solo mitad de la batalla. Entender la importancia de comer saludable, para ti y para todos los que te rodean, es la parte más esencial de su mensaje. Cuando era solo una adolescente, Johana fue diagnosticada con una preocupante condición cardiaca, y recibió la triste noticia de que tendría que tomar medicamentos el resto de su vida. Su esposo y su pequeño hijo también sufrían problemas en su bienestar. Decidida a tomar las riendas, Johana fue capaz de revertir los problemas de salud de toda su familia, y todo gracias a un cambio en su estilo de vida, y en la calidad de la comida que ponía sobre su mesa. Además de las deliciosas recetas, incluye también una guía de sustitución de alimentos, ideas para la alimentación de los niños, y los mejores consejos de Johana para comenzar a llevar una vida saludable. Prólogo de José Fernandez.

Colondres, Doreen, author.
SP 641.5 COL
"La cocina no muerde nace para recuperar las tradiciones de nuestras abuelas y los valores gastronómicos de cada país, llegando con la promesa de traer de vuelta a nuestros hogares la importancia de ir a la mesa juntos y disfrutar de una cena hecha con amor."--Amazon.

"California Mexicana: Missions to Murals, 1820-1930 asks how Mexico became California. The project moves backward in time, establishing the foundations upon which modern artists built. Mapping practices, pictures of manners and customs, landscape paintings, and illustrated civic documents all played significant roles in encouraging inhabitants to apprehend the distinctive qualities of their surroundings and themselves. This book charts the ways in which Mexico and California engaged in this performing of place through the visual arts"-- Provided by publisher.

In the wake of the 1910-20 Revolution, Mexico emerged as a centre of modern art, closely watched around the world. This books highlights the achievements of the tres grandes (three greats), Jose Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros, and other renowned figures such as Rufino Tamayo and Frida Kahlo, but the book goes beyond these well-known names to present a fuller picture of the period from 1910 to 1950. Fourteen essays by authors from both the United States and Mexico offer a thorough reassessment of Mexican modernism from multiple perspectives. Some of the texts delve into thematic topics-developments in mural painting, the role of the government in the arts, intersections between modern art and cinema, and the impact of Mexican art in the United States, while others explore specific modernist genres such as printmaking, photography, and architecture. This beautifully illustrated book offers a comprehensive look at the period that brought Mexico onto the world stage during a period of political upheaval and dramatic social change.

Andrés, José, 1969- author.
Chef José Andrés arrived in Puerto Rico four days after Hurricane Maria. The economy was destroyed, and for most people there was no clean water, no food, and no off-island communication. Andrés addressed the crisis the only way he knew how: one hot meal at a time, eventually cooking 100,000 meals a day. We Fed an Island describes how a network of community kitchens activated real change and offers suggestions for how to address a crisis like this in the future.