Not So Far From Paquimé

Hispanic Community October 2020 PREMIUM
Essays On The Archaeology Of Chihuahua, Mexico



by Melissa Lagonegro

Amazon Recommended Grade Level: Preschool – 1

Publisher: Penguin Random House LLC/Disney

ISBN-13: 978-0736439831

Based on the hit Disney/Pixar film “Coco” this all new story shows where Miguel Rivera’s best friend Dante the Xoloitzcuintle came from and how the two first met.  As a puppy Dante lived all by himself on an old farm.  One day, the little dog decides to venture away from home to find something to eat and make some friends.  But will Dante’s antics cause problems during Día de los Muertos?  This Step 2 deluxe Step into Reading leveled reader is designed especially for children ages 4 to 6 and uses basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories.


by Liz Rivera

Amazon Recommended Grade Level: Preschool – 1

Publisher: Penguin Random House LLC/Disney

ISBN-13: 978-0736438117

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Based on the Disney/Pixar hit movie “Coco” this Step 3 Step into Reading leveled reader is designed especially for children ages 4 to 6 and comes with 30 stickers.


by Disney Book Group 

Amazon Recommended Grade Level: 1 – 3

Publisher: Disney Press

ISBN-13: 978-1484747919

Based on the TV series “Elena of Avalor” this book tells the story of Princess Elena celebrating Día de los Muertos.  This year, she’s going to help build a special altar in honor of her parents.  But when her grandfather eats the pan dulce, and Elena needs to return to the palace for more, she discovers that she can see ghosts on the Day of the Dead.  And soon she’s being asked by one of them for help. Elena’s not sure what she can do, but if she doesn’t try, a family could be torn apart!  This title includes glow-in-the-dark stickers.


adapted by Stacia Deutsch

Amazon Recommended Grade Level: 3 – 7

Publisher: Simon Spotlight

ISBN-13: 978-1481423519

This is the retelling of the Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Reel FX Productions II, LLC’s movie about Día de los Muertos: “The Book of Life.” Manolo has a simple dream – become the best musician in San Angel and capture the heart of his friend, Maria. But Manolo’s father wants him to carry on the family tradition to become a bullfighter, and Manolo’s best friend, Joaquin, is in love with Maria, too! As Manolo competes to win Maria’s love and make his own destiny, he journeys to the hereafter and learns to follow his heart and face his fears.

Higher Education 


by Margarita Marín-Dale

Publisher: University of Utah Press

ISBN-13: 978-1607815082

“DECODING ANDEAN MYTHOLOGY” is a comprehensive analysis of Native Andean oral tradition spanning five centuries. Based on 20 years of research and a wide range of scholarship, this book departs from the Cuzco-centered focus of many published Andean narratives and includes myths, stories, and folktales from diverse regions and ethnic groups. Among them are full translations of thirty-two ancient and modern Native Andean stories. Colorful illustrations and a comprehensive glossary of Quechua, Aymara, and Spanish loan words supplement the text.  Recurring themes explored include:  shape-shifting animals, the inversion of time-space (pachacuti), anthropomorphic and supernatural beings, and conflicting attitudes toward sexuality.


by Jessie L. Embry and Brian Q. Cannon

Publisher: University of Utah Press

ISBN-13: 978-1607813798

This book is a collection of essays showcasing cutting-edge research and innovative approaches that a new generation of scholars is bringing to the study of immigration in the American West. Often overlooked in general studies of immigration, the western U.S. has been and is an important destination for immigrants. The combination of ethnicities and races in the West, combined with political and economic peculiarities, has given the region an immigration narrative that departs significantly from that of the East and Midwest. This volume explores this narrative with case studies, revealing how immigration in the American West has influenced the region’s development.


by Armando Solórzano

Publisher: University of Utah Press

ISBN-13: 978-1607813583

The history of Mexican Americans in Utah is complex, but it is also a history that is neither well represented in mainstream recounting nor well recognized in the mainstream understanding of Utah’s past. Convoluted interactions among Native Americans, Spaniards, French, Mexicans, Anglos, and others shaped the story of Utah. Awareness of the long presence of Hispanics in Utah is essential to understanding the state’s history. This volume is an attempt to piece together that history through oral histories, as well as a collection of photographs to represent different historical periods and the manifold contributions of Latinos to the state of Utah.


edited by Jane Holden Kelley and David A. Phillips

Publisher: University of Utah Press

ISBN-13: 978-1607815723

Archaeologists are slowly peeling back the mysteries surrounding the Casas Grandes culture of Mexico, although most of that work has focused on the principal site of Paquimé and its immediate vicinity. Jane Kelley and her colleagues probe the southern edge of the Casas Grandes culture area – an area little explored by archaeologists until now. The book provides the first solid foundation for research on prehistoric west-central Chihuahua. The studies presented here confer a more nuanced understanding of the tremendous diversity within one of the region’s great prehistoric cultures, an area that extends unbroken from deep in Mexico north to central Utah. 

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