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Joe Jiménez

Joe Jiménez, the author of Bloodline (Piñata Books, 2016) and The Possibilities of Mud (Kórima Press, 2014), is the recipient of the University of Notre Dame’s Institute of Latino Studies 2016 Letras Latinas/ Red Hen Press Poetry Prize.  He lives in San Antonio, Texas, where he
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A.J. Irwin

A.J. IRWIN’s career in law enforcement began by happenstance when he worked as an undercover cop for a small-town Georgia police department. He went on to become a federal agent known for his quick wit, hot temper, innovative ideas and tenacity, all focused on getting the bad
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Hipólito Acosta

HIPÓLITO ACOSTA, the son of Mexican-American migrant workers, rose to be one of the most highly decorated officers in the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. He is the author, with Lisa Pulitzer, of The Shadow Catcher: A U.S. Agent Infiltrates Mexico’s Deadly Crime
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Ron Arias

RON ARIAS, a journalist who worked for People magazine for 22 years, is the author of five non-fiction books: Five Against the Sea (Dutton, 1989), Healing from the Heart with Dr. Mehmet Oz (Dutton, 1998), Moving Target: A Memoir of Pursuit (Bilingual Review Press, 2003) a
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Raquel M. Ortiz

RAQUEL M. ORTIZ was born and raised in Lorain, Ohio, and has been making art and telling stories ever since she was a little girl. She is the author of a bilingual picture book for children, Sofi and the Magic, Musical Mural / Sofi y el mágico mural musical (Piñata Books, 2015),
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Manuel M. Martín-Rodríguez

MANUEL M. MARTÍN-RODRÍGUEZ is Professor of Literature and founding faculty member at the University of California, Merced. He has published numerous scholarly books about Chicano literature, including The Textual Outlaw: Reading John Rechy in the 21st Century (co-edited with Beth
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Claudia Meléndez Salinas

Claudia Meléndez Salinas is an award-winning, multi-media journalist now working for the Monterey Herald, a daily newspaper in California’s Central Coast. In her nearly two decades of experience covering politics, education and immigration both in Mexico and the United States,
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Pura Belpré

A writer, folktale collector and puppeteer, Pura Belpré was the first Puerto Rican librarian hired by the New York Public Library. Born and raised on the island, she came to the Mainland for her sister’s wedding in New York City in 1920 and lived there the rest of her life. She
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Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

TOMÁS YBARRA-FRAUSTO is the co-editor of Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage, Volume VIII (Arte Público Press, 2009). An independent scholar of Latin American and U.S. Latino arts and cultures, he is the former associate director for Creativity and Culture at the
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Michael A. Olivas

MICHAEL A. OLIVAS is the William B. Bates Distinguished Chair of Law at the University of Houston Law Center and director of the Institute for Higher Education Law and Governance at the University of Houston. He is the author or co-author of eight other books, including The
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