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Chicagoan Carlos Cortez was one of the U.S.A.'s leading Chicano artists and poets before his death in January 2005. In this collection of poems and scratchboard drawings by the author, Cortez shares his love and concern for the land of his mestizo and Yaqui ancestors. Cortez's art and words help us see with "bicultural eyes" the history of the California (Califas) with a landscape alive with condors, cougars, tall saguaros, and even giant cloud formations.


Purchase of this book helps MeXicanos 2070 establish El Colegio Chicano del Pueblo, our webinar series on Mexican American issues, and our the thinkcollective's future activities to protect and enchance our cultura

De Kansas a Califas & back to Chicago by Carlos Cortez

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