audio by guest tony d az
59:06 minutes (54.11 MB)
WETBOOKS. Authors of the books banned in the public schools of Tucson, Arizona organize to “smuggle” books across state lines. Calling themselves “librotraficantes”, or “book smugglers”, a caravan of writers, teachers, and activists will cross Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, donating books to community organizations and conducting teach-ins, aiming to promote Chicano and Latino literature and literacy.
Guests: Tony Díaz, Founder, Nuestra Palabra La Voz de los Escritores Latinos, Houston, TX, www.tonydiaz.net ; Carmen Tafolla, Author, San Antonio, TX; Roberto Rodríguez, Assistant Professor of Mexican-American and Raza Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, www.mas.arizona.edu
59:06 minutes (54.12 MB)
BOOKS SMUGGLED INTO ARIZONA. The “book smugglers” or “librotraficantes” have crossed Texas and New Mexico and are heading to Arizona. These writers are setting up underground libraries and holding readings along the way to promote the literature that was banned in Tucson, Arizona after the prohibition of ethnic studies in the state.