A Natural History of Chicano Literature: A Performance Lecture by Juan Felipe Herrera - UCTV - University of California Television
A Natural History of Chicano Literature: A Performance Lecture by Juan Felipe Herrera
Premiere Date: 9/14/2005; 58 minutes


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Juan Felipe Herrera traveled as a child with his parents through many small farming towns and cities in California, until finally settling in San Diego. He has taught poetry from kindergarten to the university level and is the author of numerous poetry and children's books, including Calling The Doves, which won the Ezra Jack Keats Award, and Crashboomlove, which was prized with the Americas Award. He also wrote Upside Down Boy, which was adapted into a musical in New York City, and Laughing Out Loud, I Fly, winner of a Pura Belpré honor award. He holds the Tomás Rivera Endowed Chair in Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside. (#11119)

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