9. An autobiography of a woman on/of the border for Latino/a literature
Diane Chavez Taco Testimony
This book is the first one I was ever introduced to outside of an anthology. I fell in love with the ideas in it and facebooked about it, too.
I can’t imagine having a course without it in the course.
And, really, it will serve to help raise a discussion over what is autobiography and how is it written. Many people don’t like it, but I think she took a huge risk to write about her family and food in a way that exposes her pain.