What People Have Said

Institutional endorsements

Your visual Chicano/a book cover bibliography is fantastic! Thanks so much for working on this important project. There were a lot of older books I was not acquainted with. Hopefully you will be adding to this excellent visual bibliography.
++++++María Herrera-Sobek, University of California, Santa Barbara

Excellent page, I love it!
++++++Alicia Alarcón

I love this! I plan to use this with my Intro to World Lit students to provide them with a sense of the depth and breadth of Chicana/o lit and as a finding aid for students developing presentations in this area.
++++++Ashley Pérez, Ohio State University

This is so awesome! Many thanks for starting this.
++++++Jose F. Aranda, Jr., Rice University

Muchas gracias por trabajar en este excelente recurso y sobre todo por compartirlo. Con tu permiso lo re-envío a mis estudiantes y colegas.
++++++Dulce Estévez, Arizona State University

Mil gracias por tu generosidad.
++++++Rafael E. Saumell, Sam Houston State University

Muchas gracias y felicidades, qué interesante espacio; lo veré con más detenimiento.
++++++Gerardo Salvador González Lara, Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey (México)

I do hope to see all of Ana Castillo's titles, found Sandra Cisneros' collection very impressive.
++++++Carlos Cumpián

Te felicito por esta obra DIFERENTE e INTERESANTE que estás llevando a cabo.
++++++Justo S. Alarcón, Arizona State University

What a gift from Manuel M. Martin-Rodriguez: book-cover art becomes a visual bibliography. Click on a year, and there's even more!
++++++Kirsten Silva Gruesz, University of California, Santa Cruz

Gracias, Manuel M. Martin-Rodriguez! what a great project. Felicidades!
++++++Norma Elia Cantú

What an excellent resource! I'll share with colleagues and students at Cal.
++++++Raúl Coronado, University of California, Berkeley

Me parece un proyecto importantísimo. Le pediré a Daniel Fernández que lo difunda entre los miembros de la ANLE.
++++++Gerardo Piña-Rosales, Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española

Good work, important resource.
++++++Dorinda Moreno

Thank you for sharing with us your web page on a Visual History on Chicano/a Literature. It is quite unique--informative and attractive.
++++++Francisco Jiménez

Mis más sinceras felicitaciones. Es un recurso magnífico. Y además de su utilidad es visualmente muy atractivo. He estado navegando por él y sin duda lo voy a recomendar con frecuencia a los colegas
++++++Pura Fernández, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain)

Wow!!! qué maravilla tu trabajo en esto!!! yo he trabajado con las portadas de libros pues es una manera de que la gente aquí pueda entender mucho de las chicanidades… es una maravilla, y gracias por compartir… Un abrazo desde México!
++++++Claire Joysmith, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Querido MMR, qué buen trabajo has logrado, y espero le sigas dando al trabajo a todo mecate, con el corazón enorme que nos lo dedicas siempre!
++++++Margarita Cota-Cárdenas

Wow. So much work! Gracias
++++++Ana Pomar, Texas State University

I just wanted to say that I love your project! It is wonderful to be able to see these covers and to get a visual impression of the literature that has been published throughout the years. This is a great resource for scholars and students. Thank you for doing this!
++++++Lourdes Torres, DePaul University

Your project is a needed source of information on Chicana/o literature.
++++++Teresa Márquez

I was impressed with your collection of books written by Chicano, Latinx, and Hispanic authors since the 1940s.
++++++Jim Estrada

¡Impresionante!
++++++José Pablo Villalobos, Texas A&M University

Wow. What a great idea!
++++++Melissa Moreno, Woodland Community College

Manuel, this is really fantastic. Thanks for sending along this great resource!
++++++Felipe Hinojosa, Texas A&M University

Thank you so much for this Visual History, Manuel! It is a valuable and wonderful addition to the history of Chicano/Chicana Literature.
++++++Denise Chávez

Felicitaciones, Manuel, se ve muy bien.
++++++María Cecilia Colombi, University of California, Davis

Buenos dias profesor; Hoy vi en un post de la profesora Norma Cantú sobre Ernesto Galarza. Y luego vi el suyo. Y descubrí su página sobre Visual History sobre Chicano Literature. Felicitaciones.
++++++Martín Vélez Salas, San Antonio, TX

Me llegó la referencia de tu nuevo trabajo sobre la historia visual de la literatura chicana y me parece fantástico. Quería mandarte mis felicitaciones.
++++++Isabel Díaz. Universidad de Alicante (Spain)

Qué trabajo estupendo! Mil gracias por compartir.
++++++Dolores Prades, Emilia Institute (Brazil)

Never a dull moment with you! This should prove quite useful, and I see the Rechy covers are already getting some attention :)
++++++Beth Hernandez-Jason, University of California, Santa Cruz

Muchísimas gracias Manuel por esta maravilla!!
++++++Marisa Belausteguigoitia Rius, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

This is great. Thank you for sharing these wonderful images (book covers) and resources with us. It makes me want to scan some of the first printings of Chicano/a books that I have collected over the years.
++++++Juan Delgado, California State University, San Bernardino

Manuel, this compilation is great! i’ll keep an eye on it.
++++++Yuyi Morales

Your visual history of Chicano literature is very impressive! I've been interested in/collected/bought/sold Chicano lit. for many years, and there are a lot of titles you show that I've never seen. Very useful! Congratulations.
++++++John D. Randall

¡¡Es una maravilla!! I want to share it with the world and with our Diversity Task Force for the American Bookseller's Association. It's really incredible! ¡Te felicito!
++++++Denise Chávez

Me parece muy útil y además visualmente muy atractivo. Very innovative use of technology. Who said that learning has to be boring?
++++++Carmen Salazar

Please continue this great work in constructing this bibliography. I like the visual quality, and I think it is helpful to students.
++++++Alma Rosa Álvarez, Southern Oregon University

I LOVE that you have the original RED cover for 'BLOODROOT,' and also 'MOTHER, MAY I?' which reprinted in 'PLANET'...I haven't seen these original covers in years, GRACIAS.
++++++Alma L. Villanueva

You have done a magnificent job in this collection of first editions in Chicano-a literature, querido Manuel! Gracias, Gracias!
++++++Lucha Corpi

Wonderful collection and much needed development with regards providing the book covers and author's biographies. Thank you a million times over professor for your deep dedication to documentation of our literary canon and its many confluences over the past decades. . . . Thank you for all you did with my long time friends Ana Castillo and Sandra Cisneros.
++++++Carlos Cumpián

Your site is AMAZING! I'm a Chicana writer from Denver. I was searching for information on Cleofas Jaramillo and came across your visual history of Chicana/o Literature. What a fantastic resource. I'm very pleased you created this for scholars and more. Thank you.
++++++Kali Fajardo-Anstine

It looks terrific!!!
++++++Antonio María Martín Rodríguez, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)

Wow, phenomenal! Thank you so much for this. I hope you present the project soon at some venue to showcase your public humanities work in Latinx/Chicanx literatures.
++++++Lázaro Lima, University of Richmond

This is simply spectacular and astonishingly beautiful... to make an illuminated bibliography as it were with full color representations of book covers! I am honored to be included.
++++++Ivan Argüelles

Outstanding reference site Manuel!
++++++Charles Mariano

Very impressive research, and a great contribution to learning and motivating to study the literary past.
++++++Juan Villegas, University of California, Irvine

I use this in my class.
++++++Vanessa Fonseca-Chávez, Arizona State University

¡Fabuloso!
++++++Julián Olivares, University of Houston

¡Fantástico!
++++++Ylce Irizarry, University of South Florida

Wow! This is just stunning. So many books! What an achievement.
++++++Kathleen Alcalá

The updated website looks phenomenal! I shared your website with my editor and design team at Random House back when I first discovered it. Everyone was blown away. I love that you've taken the time and care to archive these special covers and their books.
++++++Kali Fajardo-Anstine

THANK YOU!!!!
++++++Ewa Antoszek, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University (Poland)

Me parece una herrramienta muy últil para investigadores y para lectores en general. Ya he accedido en varias ocasiones para diversas consultas.
++++++José Manuel Rodríguez Herrera, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)

Dear Manuel: Thank you for sending us Visual History of Chicano/a/x Literature website. It is most impressive.
++++++Francisco Jiménez

Increíble, Manuel! Me encanta tu lista de libros... Voy a estudiarla.
++++++Juan Felipe Herrera

Me gusta mucho la Historia Visual de la Literatura Chicana. Es un lugar estratégico para el acceso y difusión de contenido chicano. En un mundo cada vez más globalizado, las bibliotecas virtuales pueden hacer que las desigualdades se aminoren.
++++++Eloy Villar Argaiz (Spain)

I love the set up. It's so easy to access and has great information. I will look into the Damn, Sam one under the 1987. I love it. I am exploring which one to dive into...
++++++Lucero Soto, San Juan Unified School District, CA

I just want to sincerely thank you for all that you have done to document our poets and writers.
++++++Carlos Cumpián

Just to let you know I loved your "Visual History" series.
++++++Carlos Morton, University of California, Santa Bárbara

FELICITACIONES! Y gracias por tu excelente trabajo.
++++++Norma Klahn, University of California, Santa Cruz

¡No sabes qué alegría me dio toparme con tu historia visual de la lit. chicano/a/x . . . ¡Qué buena idea!
++++++Armando Miguélez, Academic Language Institute (Spain)

Impresionante
++++++Elsa Leticia García Argüelles, Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas

This digital source is wonderful. . . . This is a wonderful resource and tool for students. It gives them exposure to writers that came before.
++++++Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal

I've had so much fun looking at the website. What a resource!
++++++René Saldaña, Jr.

This is amazing.
++++++Richard Soto, Chicano Research Center, Stockton, CA

What a wonderful project!
++++++Stephanie Elizondo Griest, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

What amazing work you're doing; te felicito . . . Y es increíble lo que has hecho... we all appreciate it tanto!
++++++Gloria L. Velásquez, Cal Poly

Felicidades por este trabajo maravilloso que haces.
++++++Martín Camps, University of the Pacific

Muy impresionante! The Visual history is a knockout!
++++++Iván Argüelles, Berkeley

Excelente trabajo.
++++++Oscar Somoza, University of Denver

Te felicito por la labor ingente que estás realizando sobre nuestra literatura. Una obra fenomenal.
++++++Alfonso Rodríguez, University of Northern Colorado

Again, thank you, Manuel, for your invaluable and important work. I have shared it with colleagues and they, too, find it most helpful.
++++++Francisco Jiménez

This is very nice. Can you imagine the opportunity of someone to hear these books being read to them while driving or watching a youtube 3 minute clip about the book or the author and the value of reading it? Books are a hidden treasure that I wish many had access to. I also wish many of the books were accessible to me to listen to while driving. It could be a new way to get the momentum of interest going that lets you do what you all like to do... read and educate!
++++++Xochitl Paderes

Wonderful page, Manuel. Had seen it before but not recently.
++++++Juan García, California State University, Fresno

Thanks so much for . . . putting together this great resource.
++++++Alex Sánchez

Ay, compa! Te aventaste! The Visual History is stunning!
++++++Denise Chávez

An invaluable contribution to Chicana/o Literary history and archives by Dr. Manuel M. Martín Rodríguez from UC Merced. A great resource for scholars, teachers, writers and readers.
++++++Casa Camino Real

Like your project. It is ambitious and provides an important catalog of significant Latinx literature. Am surprise that three of my award winning novelas are not included.
++++++Robert Haro

Excelente proyecto!
++++++Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez, University of New Mexico

Manuel's Herculean Efforts Paying off in Spades and for Eternity!
++++++Frederick L. Aldama, Ohio State University

So much effort and collection on that page! Wow!
++++++Lale Stefkova, University of California, Santa Barbara

¡Qué super obra lograste! Mil gracias Manuel! Fabulous! Magnificent, incredible, superb!
++++++Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. Poet Laureate, Emeritus

Felicidades, mi muy estimado Manuel. Muy lindo tu trabajo.
++++++Rafael Jesús González

Que milagro! por haber hecho esto mereces un premio Nobel!!!
++++++Iván Argüelles

This is so very cool!!!!
++++++Ashley Pérez, Ohio State University

I have found your website most useful to be sure.
++++++Armando Arias, California State University, Monterey Bay

Excelente trabajo.
++++++T. Jaime Chahin, Texas State University

¡QUÉ BELLEZA!!! MIL MIL GRACIAS
++++++Marisa Belausteguigoitia Rius, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

What a powerful work! It is stunning, bro. And the impact it'll have on studies. I'm already looking at when "children's/adolescent" lit was introduced. I'm talking material specifically published with a younger market in mind, versus texts that have been adopted into the younger market (HOUSE ON MANGO STREET, etc.).
++++++René Saldaña, Jr.

Qué belleza!!! Te felicito y le dará a la comunidad chicana un buen pie y respaldo para su historia cultural, visual. Ojalá circule mucho!!
++++++Beatirz González-Stephan, Rice University

Felicidades Manuel! This is absolutely amazing! I can't wait to start browsing!
++++++Yolanda Padilla, University of Washington, Bothell

Mis felicitaciones por este bello y muy útil proyecto. Será un gran instrumento para investigación y clases
++++++Juan Poblete, University of California, Santa Cruz

Wow! Your Visual History of Chicano/a/x Literature, covering the period from 1610 to 2020 is most impressive and highly useful, and the Homepage is very attractive. I cannot thank you enough for creating such a wonderful resource for the study and enjoyment of Chicano/a/x literature. If it's not too much trouble, could you please let me know how you were able to get images for the Persian publication of The Circuit? I have not been able to get copies of the two books. In fact, I had not seen the book covers until you included them in your Visual History of Chicano/a/x Literature! So, THANK YOU, AGAIN
++++++Francisco Jiménez, Santa Clara University

Congratulations on a mighty work.
++++++Armando Rendón, Somos en escrito Magazine

Manuel, what an amazing amount of research you've done that will put you at the forefront of chicanistas!
++++++Gloria L. Velásquez, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Manuel: A fine job you’ve done here—very impressive all the covers.
++++++Alejandro Murguía, San Francisco Poet Laureate, Emeritus

Excelente trabajo el de la Historia Visual de la Literatura Chicana. Me encantó.
++++++Jimena Rodríguez, University of California, Los Angeles

Thank you for the wonderful project!
++++++Iris Ruiz, University of California, Merced

I commend your awesome undertaking. A very valuable tool for scholars and readers alike. Thanks for all your effort.
++++++Jesús Salvador Treviño, Latinopia

Thank for this stunning visual collection.
++++++Adela Najarro, Cabrillo College

Gracias por compartir la página de la historia visual de la literatura chicana, y gracias por continuar trabajando arduamente desde la intersección del español y los estudios chicanx. Soy un admirador de su labor.
++++++José Juan Gómez-Becerra, Eastern Kentucky University

I just wanted to compliment your Visual History of Chicano/A/X Literature. It is a great resource and I think it would make a wonderful poster!
++++++Deborah Sierra, Silver City Public Library (Silver City, New Mexico)

I do hope that you can reopen [this site]. It is an excellent educational site, both critical and creative.
++++++Carolina Núñez Puente, Rutgers University

Me sabe mal que no siga el proyecto de la Historia Visual de la Literatura Chicana porque me es muy interesante y de ayuda para mi trabajo de investigación sobre los 'picturebooks' de autores chicanos, en los que lo visual tiene una importancia fundamental. Así que desde aquí, mi apoyo para la reapertura del proyecto.
++++++Marina Bernardo Flórez, Universitat de Barcelona (Spain)

I am so disappointed [with the closure]. It is such an important cultural and academic resource. So many people do not have access to the covers of these books because several of them are extremely rare and only available in a few special collections nationwide. This is a marginalized literature that deserves to be recognized and accessible. I hope a brave institution will see what a honor it is to host this. You worked tirelessly.
++++++Beth Hernandez-Jason, University of California, Santa Cruz

I LOVED your project.
++++++Susana L. Gallardo, San Jose State University

I am very sorry to hear [about the closing of] your excellent Visual History of Chicano/a/x Literature. It's a great loss to students and teachers, including myself. I hope that in its deliberations, the University will reconsider. Regardless of the outcome, I want to thank you for your outstanding and valuable work you have done and continue to do.
++++++Francisco Jiménez, Santa Clara University

I'm so sorry to hear about the site having to close down. I hope it can get up and running again soon as it is such a tremendously valuable resource.
++++++Phillip Serrato, San Diego State University

Good luck with getting your great visual archive back online!
++++++Bill Fisher, San Antonio, TX

Again, thank you for your innovative project. . . . Hopefully, you will find a welcoming home for your work.
++++++María Teresa Márquez, Librarian (Emerita), University of New Mexico

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