Our Joy: A MEX talks Reading List

Our Joy highlights books, music, television and film in celebration of our 10th annual MEX talks: The Joy of Being Mexican. This year’s theme is an opportunity to make space for the big moments, untold stories, and small examples we all experience that bring us joy and pride in being Mexican. Check out Our Joy: A MEX talks Watch List.

Our Joy Reading List

A selection of 10 titles by current and past MEX talks speakers.

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sanchez

Citizen Illegal by Jose Olivarez

You Sound Like a White Girl by Julissa Arce

Fist & Fire by Leslé Honoré

Vatos by Luis Alberto Urrea

Nobody’s Son: Notes from an American Life by Luis Alberto Urrea

Zoot Suit and Other Plays by Luis Valdez

Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America by Maria Hinojosa

Homelands by Alfredo Corchado

When the Crows Come by Jonathan Mendoza

MEX talks is back in-person at Venue SIX10 on Thursday, September 22, to celebrate the joy of being Mexican. Secure your spot today.

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