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This River Here: Poems of San Antonio

by Carmen Tafolla

San Antonio poet laureate Carmen Tafolla captures her hometown—the city of her ancestors for the past three centuries—in poems that celebrate its history as a cosmopolitan multilingual cultural crossroads....


What Can You Do with a Paleta?

by Carmen Tafolla & Magaly Morales

Where the paleta wagon rings its tinkly belland carries a treasure of icy paletasin every color of the sarape . . .

As she strolls through her barrio, a young girl introduces readers to the frozen, fruit-flavored...


Rebozos

by Carmen Tafolla, Catalina Garate & Hector Garcia Manzanedo

Celebrating both the rebozo as a cultural icon of Mexico and the series of rebozo-inspired paintings by Mexican-California artist Catalina Gárate, this bilingual collection of poems gives voices of strength,...


That's Not Fair! / No Es Justo!: Emma Tenayuca's Struggle for Justice/La lucha de Emma Tenayuca por la justicia

by Carmen Tafolla, Sharyll Teneyuca & Terry Ybanez

A vivid depiction of the early injustices encountered by a young Mexican-American girl in San Antonio in the 1920's, this book tells the true story of Emma Tenayuca. Emma learns to care deeply about poverty...


The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans

by Carmen Tafolla

As a helping of “down-home magical realism,” this collection of 16 short stories explores the human spirit inherent in the bilingual, bicultural world of the Texas-Mexico border. With a fresh sense of humor...


Sonnets and Salsa

by Carmen Tafolla

This major poetry collection is a fearless depiction of a Latina living in the best and worst of times.


Tamales, Comadres, and the Meaning of Civilization

by Ellen Riojas Riojas Clark & Carmen Tafolla

This culinary history unwraps the extensive culture surrounding the tamale, bringing together writers, artists, journalists, and Texas’ regional leaders to honor this traditional Latin American dish. It is...