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Salvadoran American History, Life & Values

(see also El Salvador: Civil War & Latino American History, Life & Values)

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On the Web: Articles

Mara Salvatrucha. Al Valdez, National Alliance of Gang Investigators Associations (2000).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Salvadoran American Humanitarian Foundation.

Salvadoran American Leadership & Education Fund.

Salvadoran American National Network.

In the Library: Articles

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Hamilton, Nora & Norma Stoltz Chinchilla. Seeking Community in a Global City: Guatemalans & Salvadorans in Los Angeles (Philadelphia: Temple, 2001).

Menjivar, Cecilia. Fragmented Ties: Salvadoran Immigrant Networks in America (Berkeley: U. of California, 2000).

In the Library: Fiction

Kim, Katherine Cowy; Alfonso Serrano F. & Leda Ramos (eds.) Izote vos:A Collection of Salvadoran American Writing & Visual Art (San Francisco: Pacific News Service, 2000).

Martínez, Demetria. Mother Tongue (Tempe AZ: Bilingual, 1994).

Villatoro, Marcos McPeek. Minos: A Romilla Chacón Mystery (Boston: Kate's Mystery Books, 2003).

In the Library: For Young Readers

Argueta, Jorge. Xochitl & the Flowers (San Francisco: Children's Book, 2003).

Howlett, Bud. I'm New Here (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1993).

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Dirt" [2003], dir. Nancy Savoca, 91m. Focuses on undocumented Salvadoran domestic worker.

"My Family (Mi familia)" [1995], dir. Gregory Nava, 128m. In video stores. Story of Mexican-American family in LA, including son's love affair with unforgettable Salvadoran immigrant woman.

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