Tucson Festival of Books

Voces Tucsonenses


Three Tucson-born authors talk about activism, struggles, and empowerment within the Mexican American community through history and/or personal lived experiences, as well as ties to their hometown.


Panelists
Henry Barajas

Henry Barajas is a Latinx author from Tucson, Arizona. He is best known for his graphic memoirs "La Voz De M.A.Y.O. Tata Rambo," "TMNT: Splintered Fate," "Helm Greycastle," "Batman: Urban Legends," "Project Cryptid" and the Eisner award-nominated horror anthology: "Creepshow....

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Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez

Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez was born and raised in Tucson, Ariz. as a second-generation immigrant. She graduated high school at the top of her class and in 2018, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in philosophy, politics and economics....

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Lydia Otero

Lydia R. Otero received a Ph.D. in History in 2003 and is an Emeritus Associate Professor in the Department of Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona. In 2011, their book "La Calle: Spatial Conflicts and Urban Renewal in a Southwestern City" (2010) won a Southwest Book Award from the Border Regional Library Association....

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Books:
Beyondtopia Legends
Henry Barajas
Nuestras Raices
FairSquare Comics
August 2023
ISBN 9798985927856
204 pages
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La Voz de M.A.Y.O Rambo
Henry Barajas
Nuestras Raices
Image Comics
November 2019
ISBN 9781534313637
Paperback, 128 pages
$16.99, INSTORE
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My Side of the River
A Memoir
Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
St. Martin's Publishing Group
February 2024
ISBN 9781250277954
272 pages
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La Calle
Spatial Conflicts and Urban Renewal in a Southwest City
Lydia Otero
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
University of Arizona Press
November 2010
ISBN 9780816528882
Kindle Edition, 271 pages
$26.95, INSTORE
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