Assistant Professor Ella Diaz's book, Flying Under The Radar With The Royal Chicano Air Force, makes list of 2017's best in Latinx/Latin American history.
Every year, university presses across the United States publish dozens of books documenting the Chicano-Latino experience through history, culture, music, immigration, biography, race, and so much more. Unfortunately, most of them – while tackling important and fascinating subjects – get next-to-no mainstream attention because they’re written for an academic audience, which means high prices, a bunch of egghead gobbledygook, and stilted writing that makes reading them a chore few people bother to undertake.
That’s why it’s always important to highlight the ones that cross over – the ones that tell great stories, offer groundbreaking research, and are just a delight to read. Following is the best academic books about Latinos published 2017 (with one oldie-but-goodie thrown in the mix). Enjoy, and profes: write for el pueblo, not for the ivory tower.
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