Friday, October 19, 2012

Arizona's Banned Books List

Here's an alphabetical listing of the Arizona banned books list.  It is provided by J. Quinonez-Skinner of the Oviatt Library at CSU Northridge to indicate those books on the list that are proudly possessed by her institution.  It's not difficult to assess the political motivation behind the banning; note how many authors on the list are Latino/Latina and African-American.  Shakespeare, Thoreau, James Baldwin, Isabel Allende, and Sandra Cisneros are included.  Thanks to Gerardo Pacheco for informing me of this list.

Address to the Commonwealth Club of California (1985) by C. E. Chávez (Not sure if this is the book with the text from the address)
The Anaya Reader (1995) by R. Anaya (CSUN)
The American Vision (2008) by J. Appleby et el. (Ordered)
Black Mesa Poems (1989) by J. S. Baca (CSUN)
Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya (CSUN)
Borderlands La Frontera: The New Mestiza (1999) by G. Anzaldua (CSUN)
By the Lake of Sleeping Children (1996) by L. A. Urrea (CSUN)
Cantos Al Sexto Sol: An Anthology of Aztlanahuac Writing (2003) by C. García-Camarilo et al. (CSUN)
Civil Disobedience (1993) by H. D. Thoreau (CSUN)
Codex Tamuanchan: On Becoming Human (1998) by R. Rodríguez (CSUN)
Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing up Latino in the United States (1995) by L. Carlson & amp;O. Hijuelos (CSUN)
Crisis in American Institutions (2006) by S. H. Skolnick & E. Currie (CSUN)
Critical Race Theory: An Introduction (2001) by R. Delgado and J. Stefancic (CSUN)
C-Train and Thirteen Mexicans (2002), by J. S. Baca (CSUN)
Curandera (1993) by Carmen Tafolla (CSUN)
Declarations of Independence: Cross-Examining American Ideology (1990) by H. ZinnTable 21: American History/Mexican American Perspectives, 1, 2 (CSUN)
The Devil's Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea (CSUN)
Dictionary of Latino Civil Rights History (2006) by F. A. Rosales (CSUN)
"Does Anti-War Have to Be Anti-Racist Too?" (2003) by E. Martínez Article (Online Article via Color Lines)
Drink Cultura: Chicanismo (1992) by J. A. Burciaga (CSUN)
Drown (1997) by J. Díaz (CSUN)
Feminism is for Everybody (2000) by bell hooks (CSUN)
The Fire Next Time (1990) by J. Baldwin (CSUN)
Healing Earthquakes: Poems (2001) by J. S. Baca (CSUN)
House on Mango Street (1991), by S. Cisneros (CSUN)
Infinite Divisions: An Anthology of Chicana Literature (1993) by T. D. Rebolledo & E. S. Rivero (CSUN)
Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea (Ordered)
Justice: A Question of Race (1997) by R. Rodríguez (CSUN)
The Latino Condition: A Critical Reader (1998) by R. Delgado and J. Stefancic (CSUN)
Let Their Spirits Dance (2003) by S. Pope Duarte (Ordered)
Like Water for Chocolate (1995) by L. Esquievel (CSUN)
Live from Death Row (1996) by J. Abu-Jamal (CSUN)
La Llorona: Our Lady of Deformities (2000), by R. Garcia (Ordered)
Loverboys (2008) by A. Castillo (CSUN)
The Magic of Blood (1994) by D. Gilb (CSUN)
Martin & Meditations on the South Valley (1987) by J. S. Baca (CSUN)
Message to Aztlan: Selected Writings (2001) by Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales (CSUN)
Mexican American Literature (1990) by C. M. Tatum (CSUN)
Mexican White Boy (2008) by M. de la Pena (CSUN)
New Chicana/Chicano Writing (1993) by C. M. Tatum (Ordered)
Nobody's Son: Notes from an American Life (2002) by L. A. Urrea (CSUN)
Occupied America: A History of Chicanos (2004) by R. Acuña (CSUN)
Ocean Power: Poems from the Desert (1995) by O. Zepeda (Ordered)
Pedagogy of the Oppressed (2000) by P. Freire (CSUN)
A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present (2003) by H. ZinnCourse: English/Latino Literature 7, 8 (CSUN)
A Place to Stand (2002), by J. S. Baca (CSUN)
Puro Teatro: A Latino Anthology (1999) by A. Sandoval-Sanchez & N. Saporta Sternbach (CSUN)
Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years (1998) by B. Bigelow and B. Peterson (Ordered)
So Far From God (1993) by A. Castillo (CSUN)
Suffer Smoke (2001) by E. Diaz Bjorkquist (CSUN)
The Tempest (1994) by W. Shakespeare (CSUN)
Ten Little Indians (2004) by S. Alexie (CSUN)
Two Badges: The Lives of Mona Ruiz (1997) by M. Ruiz (CSUN)
Voices of a People's History of the United States (2004) by H. ZinnCourse: English/Latino Literature
5, 6 (CSUN)
When Living was a Labor Camp (2000) by D. García (CSUN)
Women Hollering Creek (1992) by S. Cisneros (CSUN)
Woodcuts of Women (2000) by D. Gilb (CSUN)
The X in La Raza II (1996) by R. Rodríguez (Ordered)
Yo Soy Joaquin/I Am Joaquin by Rodolfo Gonzales (CSUN)
Zapata's Discipline: Essays (1998) by M. Espada (CSUN)
Zigzagger (2003) by M. Muñoz (CSUN)
Zoot Suit and Other Plays (1992) by L. Valdez (CSUN)
Zorro (2005) by I. Allende (CSUN)

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Monday, October 01, 2012

The Windows (Activate Me)


activate me
actuate me
abbreviate me
accumulate me 

abdicate me
abrogate me  

accelerate me
adjudicate me 

aspirate me
assassinate me 

berate me
backdate me 

bedmate me
bifurcate me 

boilerplate me
bloviate me 

bombinate me
breastplate me 

binucleate me
birthdate me 


calibrate me
create me 

capitulate me
concentrate me 

carbondate me
celebrate me  

cheapskate me
castigate me  

cogitate me
checkmate me 

desecrate me
devastate me 

decorate me
defoliate me 

dedicate me
digitate me 

delegate me
defibrillate me 

domesticate me
defenestrate me 

educate me
elongate me 

emanate me
emancipate me 

escalate me
enumerate me 

exaggerate me
explicate me 

excoriate me
elevate me 

fabricate me
fascinate me 

flagellate me
fecundate me 

frustrate me
fragmentate me 

fixate me
formulate me 

fornicate me
floodgate me 

germinate me
generate me 

gesticulate me
glaciate me 

gyrate me
gravitate me 

graduate me
granulate me 

gestate me
guesstimate me 


hallucinate me
hibernate me 

hydrate me
housemate me 

hyphenate me
humiliate me 

habituate me
habilitate me  

herniate me
homophonate me 

                       imitate me
                       illuminate me 

immigrate me
indoctrinate me 

implicate me
impregnate me
                        incinerate me
incorporate me 

inoculate me
inebriate me 


lactate me
lacerate me 

laminate me
legislate me 

liberate me
levitate me 

locate me
lineate me 

luxuriate me
lubricate me 


mate me
medicate me 

mutate me
menstruate me 

moderate me
mistranslate me 

motivate me
miscreate me 

militate me
ministrate me 


narrate me
necessitate me 

nominate me
notate me 

nucleate me
negotiate me 

navigate me
nauseate me 

nameplate me
numerate me 


orate me
orchestrate me 

officiate me
operate me 

ordinate me
outskate me 

ovulate me
overrate me  

oblate me
obfuscate me 


palpitate me
palliate me
penetrate me
permeate me 

perpetuate me
playdate me 

populate me
postulate me 

predicate me
proliferate me 

radiate me
recreate me 

regulate me
replicate me 

resonate me
reticulate me 

rotate me
ruminate me 

reiterate me
reinstate me 


sedate me
saturate me 

separate me
syncopate me 

speculate me
sophisticate me 

simulate me
subjugate me 

sublimate me
syndicate me 


translate me
truncate me 

terminate me
template me 

tessellate me
tablemate me 

triplicate me
triangulate me 

tolerate me
tailgate me 

uncrate me
understate me 

ululate me
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undulate me
ulcerate me
umbellate me
umbilicate me 

underrate me
urinate me
vibrate me
violate me 

vacate me
validate me
ventilate me
variegate me
vociferate me
vitiate me
vindicate me
venerate me