Tucson Festival of Books

Latino History, Latino Stories

A conversation about storytelling for the page, stage and screen. Three writers talk about their passion for sharing Latino history, lore and more.

James Garcia

James E. Garcia is a Phoenix-based playwright, journalist, university lecturer and communications consultant. As a journalist, he has worked as a reporter, columnist, editor and foreign correspondent. He currently hosts the weekly radio program and podcast, Vanguardia America....

Arizona author

Roni Rivera-Ashford

Roni Rivera-Ashford is an accomplished international bilingual award-winning author. She has the ability and natural gift to relate to children and adults in English, as well as Spanish. She is the author of "Raulito: The First Latino Governor of Arizona/El Primer Gobernador Latino de Arizona" and "Miguel and the Amazing Alebrijes....

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Reynaldo G. Santa Cruz, Jr.

Reynaldo G. Santa Cruz, Jr.'s first book, "Pulido del Barrio Libre: The Life of Reynaldo M. Santa Cruz" was awarded the Mimi Lozano Best Family Story 2021 Silver Medal by the International Society of Latino Authors (ISLA)....

Arizona author

Raulito: The First Latino Governor of Arizona /El Primer Gobernador Latino de Arizona
Roni Rivera-Ashford
Nuestras Raices
Arte Publico Press
May 2021
ISBN 9781558859166
168 pages

Pulido Del Barrio Libre
The Life of Reynaldo M. Santa Cruz
Reynaldo G. Santa Cruz, Jr.
Nuestras Raices
Independently Published
July 2020
ISBN 9798666609965
176 pages