Friday, October 19, 2012

Arizona's Banned Books List

Here's an alphabetical listing of the Arizona banned books list.  It is provided by J. Quinonez-Skinner of the Oviatt Library at CSU Northridge to indicate those books on the list that are proudly possessed by her institution.  It's not difficult to assess the political motivation behind the banning; note how many authors on the list are Latino/Latina and African-American.  Shakespeare, Thoreau, James Baldwin, Isabel Allende, and Sandra Cisneros are included.  Thanks to Gerardo Pacheco for informing me of this list.

Address to the Commonwealth Club of California (1985) by C. E. Chávez (Not sure if this is the book with the text from the address)
The Anaya Reader (1995) by R. Anaya (CSUN)
The American Vision (2008) by J. Appleby et el. (Ordered)
Black Mesa Poems (1989) by J. S. Baca (CSUN)
Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya (CSUN)
Borderlands La Frontera: The New Mestiza (1999) by G. Anzaldua (CSUN)
By the Lake of Sleeping Children (1996) by L. A. Urrea (CSUN)
Cantos Al Sexto Sol: An Anthology of Aztlanahuac Writing (2003) by C. García-Camarilo et al. (CSUN)
Civil Disobedience (1993) by H. D. Thoreau (CSUN)
Codex Tamuanchan: On Becoming Human (1998) by R. Rodríguez (CSUN)
Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing up Latino in the United States (1995) by L. Carlson & amp;O. Hijuelos (CSUN)
Crisis in American Institutions (2006) by S. H. Skolnick & E. Currie (CSUN)
Critical Race Theory: An Introduction (2001) by R. Delgado and J. Stefancic (CSUN)
C-Train and Thirteen Mexicans (2002), by J. S. Baca (CSUN)
Curandera (1993) by Carmen Tafolla (CSUN)
Declarations of Independence: Cross-Examining American Ideology (1990) by H. ZinnTable 21: American History/Mexican American Perspectives, 1, 2 (CSUN)
The Devil's Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea (CSUN)
Dictionary of Latino Civil Rights History (2006) by F. A. Rosales (CSUN)
"Does Anti-War Have to Be Anti-Racist Too?" (2003) by E. Martínez Article (Online Article via Color Lines)
Drink Cultura: Chicanismo (1992) by J. A. Burciaga (CSUN)
Drown (1997) by J. Díaz (CSUN)
Feminism is for Everybody (2000) by bell hooks (CSUN)
The Fire Next Time (1990) by J. Baldwin (CSUN)
Healing Earthquakes: Poems (2001) by J. S. Baca (CSUN)
House on Mango Street (1991), by S. Cisneros (CSUN)
Infinite Divisions: An Anthology of Chicana Literature (1993) by T. D. Rebolledo & E. S. Rivero (CSUN)
Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea (Ordered)
Justice: A Question of Race (1997) by R. Rodríguez (CSUN)
The Latino Condition: A Critical Reader (1998) by R. Delgado and J. Stefancic (CSUN)
Let Their Spirits Dance (2003) by S. Pope Duarte (Ordered)
Like Water for Chocolate (1995) by L. Esquievel (CSUN)
Live from Death Row (1996) by J. Abu-Jamal (CSUN)
La Llorona: Our Lady of Deformities (2000), by R. Garcia (Ordered)
Loverboys (2008) by A. Castillo (CSUN)
The Magic of Blood (1994) by D. Gilb (CSUN)
Martin & Meditations on the South Valley (1987) by J. S. Baca (CSUN)
Message to Aztlan: Selected Writings (2001) by Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales (CSUN)
Mexican American Literature (1990) by C. M. Tatum (CSUN)
Mexican White Boy (2008) by M. de la Pena (CSUN)
New Chicana/Chicano Writing (1993) by C. M. Tatum (Ordered)
Nobody's Son: Notes from an American Life (2002) by L. A. Urrea (CSUN)
Occupied America: A History of Chicanos (2004) by R. Acuña (CSUN)
Ocean Power: Poems from the Desert (1995) by O. Zepeda (Ordered)
Pedagogy of the Oppressed (2000) by P. Freire (CSUN)
A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present (2003) by H. ZinnCourse: English/Latino Literature 7, 8 (CSUN)
A Place to Stand (2002), by J. S. Baca (CSUN)
Puro Teatro: A Latino Anthology (1999) by A. Sandoval-Sanchez & N. Saporta Sternbach (CSUN)
Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years (1998) by B. Bigelow and B. Peterson (Ordered)
So Far From God (1993) by A. Castillo (CSUN)
Suffer Smoke (2001) by E. Diaz Bjorkquist (CSUN)
The Tempest (1994) by W. Shakespeare (CSUN)
Ten Little Indians (2004) by S. Alexie (CSUN)
Two Badges: The Lives of Mona Ruiz (1997) by M. Ruiz (CSUN)
Voices of a People's History of the United States (2004) by H. ZinnCourse: English/Latino Literature
5, 6 (CSUN)
When Living was a Labor Camp (2000) by D. García (CSUN)
Women Hollering Creek (1992) by S. Cisneros (CSUN)
Woodcuts of Women (2000) by D. Gilb (CSUN)
The X in La Raza II (1996) by R. Rodríguez (Ordered)
Yo Soy Joaquin/I Am Joaquin by Rodolfo Gonzales (CSUN)
Zapata's Discipline: Essays (1998) by M. Espada (CSUN)
Zigzagger (2003) by M. Muñoz (CSUN)
Zoot Suit and Other Plays (1992) by L. Valdez (CSUN)
Zorro (2005) by I. Allende (CSUN)

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At 1:58 PM, Blogger TILT said...

The imaged Word, it is, that holds
Hushed willows anchored in its glow.
It is the unbetrayable reply
Whose accent no farewell can know.

--Hart Crane
excerpt of "Voyages VI" from The Complete Works of Hart Crane (Ed. Marc Simon; Liveright 1966)


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