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Latina/o Library Resources: Latino Literature Biographies and Bibliographies

A guide for studying Latinos/as at the UIUC Library


Search under subject in the library catalog for terms such as: hispanic american literature,  hispanic american authors, cuban american literature,  biographies etc.

  • Latino writers and journalists. Jamie Martinez Wood. New York: Facts On File, 2007.
    810.9 M3667l (Communications Library)

  • The Greenwood encyclopedia of Latino literature. Nicolas Kanellos.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press 2008.  810.9 G8563 (Main Library Reference Non-Circulating).
  • Latino and Latina Writers. Alan West-Durán, editor. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2004. 2 vols. Q. 810.9 L349 (Main Ref.)  Also available online.


General Latino Literature

  • Ethnic American literature: an encyclopedia for students. Emmanuel S. Nelson.  Santa Barbara: Greenwoood, 2015.  Available online.
  • Bibliographic Guide to Chicana and Latina Narrative. Kathy S. Leonard. Westport, Conn.: Preager, 2003. 016.8109 L552b (Main Ref.)
  • Chica lit: popular Latina fiction and Americanization in the twenty-first century. Tace Hedrick. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015.  Available online.
  • Latino boom: an anthology of U.S. Latino literature.  John Christie and Jose Gonzalez.  New York: Pearson/Longman, 2006. 810.8 L3484 (Main stacks)

  • A Sourcebook for Hispanic Literature and Language: A Selected, Annotated Guide to Spanish, Spanish-American and Chicano Bibliography, Literature, Linguistics, Journals and Other Source Materials. Donald W. Bleznick. 2nd. ed. Metuchen, N.J.: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1983. 016.86 B617S1983 (Oak Street Request only.)

    Search in the Library catalog under subjects such as: Hispanic american authors, hispanic americans literary collections, latin americans in literature.

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