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Laura Alamillo, received her PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in Language, Literacy and Culture. She is currently a Professor in Literacy, Early Childhood, Bilingual and Special Education Department at Fresno State. Her research includes looking at the education of emergent bilingual children specifically at humanizing and culturally sustaining teaching practices in multlingual classrooms.
Larissa M. Mercado-López received her PhD in Latina Literature from the University of Texas at San Antonio and is currently an associate professor of Women’s Studies at California State University, Fresno, and children’s book writer.. Her research focuses on Chicana feminisms, Tejana literature, and intersectional feminist fitness studies.
Cristina Herrera holds a PhD in Literature from Claremont Graduate University and is associate professor and chair of Chicano and Latin American Studies at California State University, Fresno. She has published on Chicana literature, motherhood, and young adult literature, among other topics.
Foreword- U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe HerreraIntroductionSection One: Tracing Chican@ Identity and Consciousness Chapter 1- Entre Tejana y Chicana: Tracing Proto-Chicana Identity and Consciousness in Tejana Young Adult Fiction and PoetryLarissa M. Mercado-LopezChapter 2- Imagineering a Mexican American Girl: Josefina Montoya (1824) Patricia TrujilloChapter 3- A Bone to Pick: Día de los Muertos in Children’s LiteratureRoxana Loza and Tanya GonzálezChapter 4- Águila: Personal Reflections on Reading Chicanx Picturebooks from the Inside OutLettycia TerronesSection Two: Negotiating Gender and SexualityChapter 5- A Portrait of the Artist as a Muchachito: Sense, Sensibility, and the Poetic Transcendence of Masculinity in Juan Felipe Herrera's Downtown BoyPhillip SerratoChapter 6- Not So Sweet Quince: Teenage Angst and Mother-Daughter Strife in Belinda Acosta’s Young Adult Novel, Damas, Dramas, and Ana RuizCristina HerreraChapter 7- You wanna be a chump/or a champ?: Constructions of Masculinity, Absent Fathers, and Conocimiento in Juan Felipe Herrera’s Downtown BoySonia Alejandra RodriguezChapter 8- Phantasmagoric Eroticisms: Imagining Queertopias in Chicana/o Children's LiteratureCecilia AragonSection Three: Transformative Pedagogies: Reflections from Inside and Outside the ClassroomChapter 9- Chillante Pedagogy, ‘She Worlds,’ and Testimonio as Text/Image: Toward a Chicana Feminist Pedagogy in the works of Maya Christina Gonzalez Elena AvilesChapter 10- Was it All a Dream? Chicana/o Children and Mestiza Consciousness in Super Cilantro Girl (2003) and Tata’s Gift (2014) Katherine Elizabeth BundyChapter 11- Translanguaging con mi abuela: Chican@ Children’s Literature as a Means to Elevate Language Practices in Our HomesLaura Alamillo Chapter 12- Identity Texts in Linguistically and Culturally Sustaining Classrooms: Chican@ Children’s Literature, Student Voice and BelongingLilian Cibils, Virginia Gallegos, Enrique Avalos, and Fabian Martinez
These pages, these warrior voices, these fervent words, sing to my heart songs of progress—songs of hope! I cannot emphasize too much how necessary, how relevant, how timely, this book is to educators seeking to inform themselves in regards to important developments in Chicano children’s literature. Take this book, open it, and let the melody of these voces lindas carry you home.
— Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Pura Belpré award winner
Voices of Resistance is at once a profoundly literary, educational, and sociopolitical accomplishment, as it pushes on conventional notions of how one engages Chican@ literature toward transformative ends. Blending the pedagogical with literary and cultural tropes, deeply historical and intellectual roots, and a complex array of sociocultural experiences, and Chican@ cultural sensibilities and practices, Voices illustrates how Chican@ literature is neither monolithic, nor is the community to which it speaks most directly. Instead, the collection of essays vividly captures complexity in the expansive linguistic and sociocultural practices of Chican@ communities, offering literature as a way for youth to become historical actors.
— Kris Gutierrez, Carol Liu professor University of California, Berkeley
A book like this is woefully long overdue. It unapologetically centers Chican@ children’s and young adult literature into a highly readable tome that pushes the discursive boundaries related to sex, race, class, linguistic, and gendered systems of inequality in children’s and young adult Chica@ literature. In a world of fake news, this compelling volume makes us mindful of the national myths, lies, and deficit perspectives that belie such falsities as solely a 21st century problem. As the wonderful contributions to this volume powerfully imply by example, the regular curricular diet of test-focused, culturally chauvinistic school curricula to which our children and youth are regularly, if tragically, subjected, is robbing the Chican@ community of voice, presence, and power in our nation’s classrooms. Hence, this path breaking text helps lay the ground work for the very liberation and uplift that all of our youth and communities so desperately need. Kudos for a job well done!
— Angela Valenzuela, University of Texas at Austin; author of Subtractive Schooling: U.S.-Mexican Youth and the Politics of Caring