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The Bookstore

Mar 5, 2024

Today we discuss Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya. This is one of the first books of Chicano/a Literature, with Rudolfo Anaya considered one of the founders of the literary movement. It's a coming-of-age story that weaves Catholicism with traditional and indigenous beliefs, and the duality of identity that Antonio, the main character, experiences.

Content warning: violence, bodily fluids

Sources: Introduction to Chicano Literature, Chicano Literature

Next time we'll be reading Corinne's choice: I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem by Maryse Conde. Find it at your local bookstore or library and read along with us!

We have also chosen our books for April's prompt (Environmental Fiction) Latitudes of Longing by Shubhangi Swarup and The Extinction of Irena Rey by Jennifer Croft.


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