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My Name is Gabriela

by Naomi Millán

With illustrations as textured and brilliant as a child’s dream, this book introduces young readers to the first Latin American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Gabriela Mistral, born Lucila Godoy Alcayaga, was a poet and... Read More

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Keeping House

by Naomi Millán

First published in 1987, and now released as part of the SUNY Press series “Women in Translation,” this book is a cornerstone of modern Italian feminist literature. Politics and culture are viewed through the life of one woman,... Read More

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Sustenance & Desire

by Naomi Millán

Reading through this anthology is like perusing a bookworm gourmands library on a sunny slow day. Much as in the single-name editors paintings, some of which serve as illustrations, every short story and poem seems passionately selected,... Read More

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Now You're the Enemy

by Naomi Millán

The mother is the terrible god of these poems. She is the creator and destroyer, enthralling the speaker even as he knows she is his undoing. The poems are an effort to map a path toward reconciliation with a mythological childhood and... Read More

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Hello Night (Hola Noche)

by Naomi Millán

Most lullaby themes are of putting away and saying goodbye. In this rhyming tale, a mother and her son get ready for bed by taking a stroll and saying hello in English and Spanish to the night. “Hello night. Hello cricket. Hello mouse... Read More

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Safe Dieting for Teens

by Naomi Millán

Health and self-image issues affecting teens are constantly in the headlines, and Linda Ojeda strives to present a balanced and realistic approach to weight management. Ojeda has studied women’s health issues for more than twenty-five... Read More

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The Berghoff Family Cookbook

by Naomi Millán

After 107 years of continuous family ownership and operation, the Berghoff Restaurant closed its doors in February 2006. The line of hopeful diners during its last moments stretched down the block like mourners paying their respects to a... Read More

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