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READ AND RESIST TUCSON

March 14, 2012

When the Tucson school district banned books about diversity and by Latino and Latina writers, protests sprang up, including the Read and Resist Tucson Challenge organized by Melissa at Feminist Texan Reads. We are not alone.

El Librotraficante (aka, Houston-based writer Tony Diaz) and members of Nuestra Palabra, Latino Writers Having Their Say, organized the Librotraficante Caravan to take the banned books back to Tucson and into the hands of those protesting the decision. Along the way, they are stopping and holdings reading of the banned books. The Texas Observer is reporting on their dailly progress.

In addition, the 2012Tucson Festival of Books was held last weekend. Its website is full of information and links for small presses and individual latina and Latino authors. It is worth checking out.

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