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What is a truly great Latino/Latina memoir about growing up in the US?

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G (GlobalJournies) | 2 comments I am looking for reading recommendations; thanks for your help!

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David Unger | 1 comments The very best? Family Installments by Edward Rivera

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G (GlobalJournies) | 2 comments Thank you! I will look into that. I also got the following recommendations:
Marie Arana's American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood
Richard Rodriguez's Hunger of Memory
Gustavo Perez Firmat's Life on the Hyphen
Norma Cantu's Canicula
Jose Antonio Villareal's Pocho

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Skidmarquez | 1 comments I prefer

Oscar Zeta Acosta's Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo
Tomas Rivera's ...And the Earth Did Not Devour Them
Francisco Goldman's Long Night of White Chickens
Junot Diaz's The Brief and Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao, or his Drown stories

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Erica Bernal (Agirlwhoreads) | 3 comments I love "when I was Puerto Rican" by Esmeralda Santiago. It is followed by "almost a woman" and "the Turkish lover" junot Diaz is also a great read

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Vanessa | 1 comments Piri Thomas's Down These Means Streets is fundamental - paints a vivid portrait of Manhattan in the 1940s.

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