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A Hidden Gem in American Black Literature

Hurston, Zora Neale. Dust Tracks on a Road (New York: Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2006). This is one of the most wonderful books I’ve read recently. Curiously, I have to thank Google, the internet searching giant, for bringing Dust to my attention. The folks at this prosperous IT Corporation recently had the guts and foresight...
Mexican rules of behavior in America

Mexican rules of behavior in America

Editor’s Note: Growing up in a Mexican-immigrant family in the United States wedges children in between two cultures. In the following excerpt of his new book, author Carlos Gil explores how his siblings and his mother navigated some of these cultural conflicts. This excerpt, “Looking Back at Our Toughest Years” is taken from the new...