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Hispanic College Freshmen Reading List 2011-2012

Efren D. Castro "Dr. C"
The list author says: "2012 could be an interesting year. I plan to be at the pryimids in Cancun. See you there."
Mindoro: A Filipino Love Story
Mindoro: A Filipino Love Story
"Hope to someday retire in Mindoro.  When I sit on the beach I can see forever. The sounds of the seas cleanse my soul of all troubles. On ebook reading list."
Lost in West Texas
Lost in West Texas
"Wow! I just got my fifteenth year certificate in the campus mail.  I really needed a Timex watch.  Maybe next time. Se salen y vamos recio otro ano."
The Sterile Cuckoo
The Sterile Cuckoo
"This book is a good read for students who are lost in college. Here is some advice I give my students about life. Life is a three ring circus. Good or bad. Live one day at a time. Please stay for the whole show. Laugh,learn,accomplish, help someone, make the world a little bit better, that is Success.  In other words, it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved."
How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading (A Touchstone book)
How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading (A Touchstone book)
"I think most students know how to study.  In the end one must have a passion for learning.  Without passion for learning study skills won't be much help.  You cannot become proficient at anything without the key element. Practice."
Bless Me, Ultima
Bless Me, Ultima
"I enjoyed Rudy's book becuase I grew up dealing with issues about my culture and the American culture."
The Catcher in the Rye (Modern Classics)
The Catcher in the Rye (Modern Classics)
"A good book to learn how to write a story in first person."
Study Smarter, Not Harder (Self-Counsel Business Series)
Study Smarter, Not Harder (Self-Counsel Business Series)
"Here is my study method for at least learning basic information in a book.  Create a mental file of the title of the chapter, take 45-60 minutes to skim yours chapter, go to the table of contents and make questions of the main and minor headings, write them in a notebook, reread the chapter find answers to your questions.  Recite and review. This is a modified SQ3R study system."
Medal of Honor: One Man's Journey From Poverty and Prejudice (Memories of War)
Medal of Honor: One Man's Journey From Poverty and Prejudice (Memories of War)
"I admired Roy for his bravery.  I never met him but I always felt like I knew him because of my brothers in arms who served in Vietnam."
Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle-School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail
Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle-School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail
"Here is a book for women to help them overcome their fear of math.  You guys might want read it to see what women are up to."
La Promesa and Other Stories (Chicana and Chicano Visions of the Americas)
La Promesa and Other Stories (Chicana and Chicano Visions of the Americas)
"I haven't seen Leroy since we worked in El Paso.  I enjoyed his works because they were always inspirational."
Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science
Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science
"If you don't have any idea why attending college is a good investment then you as a Hispanic student have to read this book!"
Don Quixote
Don Quixote
"Hope you have plenty of time to read this novel, but it reminds us to follow our dreams."
The Wretched of the Earth
The Wretched of the Earth
"I loved this book because it is the story of a man enslaved in his own country.  Sometimes I feel like a stranger in my own country."
The House on Mango Street
The House on Mango Street
"I enjoyed this book so I recommended for a good read."
Man's Search For Meaning
Man's Search For Meaning
"If you think you have a tough life.  Read this book about a man who survived a German concentration camp. After reading this book you should be able to handle any thing in life."
The Old Man and The Sea
The Old Man and The Sea
"This is a classic and one most people have to read to get the full meaning of the book.  I love fishing so it's always the thought of the next pull on the line that keeps me going back."
Tortilla Flat (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
Tortilla Flat (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
"I have read all of Steinback books and this one is one of my favorites because it is set in Monterey California."
The Words of César Chávez
The Words of César Chávez
"One of my heroes in American History.  I went to see him talk in Salinas but he was arrested.  I had to return to Fort Ord in 1970."
Hunger of Memory : The Education of Richard Rodriguez
Hunger of Memory : The Education of Richard Rodriguez
"I couldn't believe my ears.  Stacy one of my students said to me, "am I a latina, chicana or hispanic I don't know what I am. I told her to start reading Hispanic literature."
Pocho
Pocho
"Another good book on the stuggle of Hispanics trying to walk the fine line between cultures."
Dreaming of You
Dreaming of You
"One of her best albums."
Before The Next Teardrop Falls
Before The Next Teardrop Falls
"I am going to miss Freddy.  I saw him in concert in Odessa, Texas."
A Guide to Rational Living
A Guide to Rational Living
"A real good self help book to learn how to live a rational life."
Black Like Me
Black Like Me
"A story about a white man who changes his skin color to see how it feels to be a person of color."
Lord of the Flies (50th Anniversary Edition)
Lord of the Flies (50th Anniversary Edition)
"If you ever wanted to start your own civilization you need this book."
Soylent Green
Soylent Green
"Will things really ever get this bad.  The book is better."
Smile Now Cry Later
Smile Now Cry Later
"You really have to be an oldies fan to enjoy this album.  I have a copy of "Talk to Me.""