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Herrera, Juan Felipe

Works: 100 works in 262 publications in 2 languages and 16,519 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Poetry  Fiction  Biography  Picture books  Biographies  Lyric poetry  History  Young adult works  Experimental poetry 
Subject Headings: Poets, American 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Editor, Contributor, Photographer
Classifications: PS3558.E74, 811.54
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Portraits of Hispanic American heroes by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,292 libraries worldwide
"Twenty Hispanic American artists, scientists, athletes, activists and political leaders are profiled in this stunning picture book, complete with inspirational quotes and distinctive expressionist portraits"--
Senegal taxi by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )
9 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 909 libraries worldwide
Brings attention to global oppression and injustice through the voices of three children escaping the horrors of war in Darfur. Stylistically genre-leaping, the collection's unflinching honesty, brutality, and beauty offer an acknowledgment that the suffering of some is the suffering of all
Half of the world in light : new and selected poems by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 891 libraries worldwide
"For nearly four decades, Juan Felipe Herrera has documented his experience as a Chicano in the United States and Latin America through stunning, memorable poetry that is both personal and universal in its impact, themes, and approach. Often political, never fainthearted, his career has been marked by tremendous virtuosity and a unique sensibility for uncovering the unknown and the unexpected. Through a variety of stages and transformations, Herrera has evolved more than almost any other Chicano poet, always re-inventing himself into a more mature and seasoned voice. Now, in this unprecedented collection, we encounter the trajectory of this highly innovative and original writer, bringing the full scope of his singular vision into view. Beginning with early material from A Certain Man and moving through thirteen of his collections into new, previously unpublished work, this assemblage also includes an audio CD of the author reading twenty-four selected poems aloud. Serious scholars and readers alike will now have available to them a representative set of glimpses into his production as well as his origins and personal development. The ultimate value of bringing together such a collection, however, is that it will allow us to better understand and appreciate the complexity of what this major American poet is all about."-- Publisher's description
Notes on the assemblage by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 845 libraries worldwide
Overview: Juan Felipe Herrera, the first Latino Poet Laureate of the United States and son of Mexican immigrants, grew up in the migrant fields of California. Exuberant and socially engaged, reflective and healing, this collection of new work from the nation's first Latino Poet Laureate is brimming with the wide-open vision and hard-won wisdom of a poet whose life and creative arc have spanned chasms of culture in an endless crossing, dreaming and back again
Los meros meros remateros = Grandma and me at the flea by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 795 libraries worldwide
Juanito accompanies his grandmother to a flea market in southern California, where he helps her and the other vendors and where they enjoy seeing old friends from their Mexican-American community
187 reasons Mexicanos can't cross the border : undocuments, 1971-2007 by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 617 libraries worldwide
A hybrid collection of texts written and performed on the road, from Mexico City to San Francisco, from Central America to central California, illustrated throughout with photos and artwork. Rants, manifestos, newspaper cutups, street theater, anti-lectures, love poems, and riffs tell the story of what it's like to live outlaw and brown in the United States. Herrera is a professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside; he is also a community arts leader and a dynamic performer and actor. He is the son of Mexican immigrants and grew up in the migrant fields of California.--From publisher description
CrashBoomLove : a novel in verse by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 586 libraries worldwide
After his father leaves home, sixteen-year-old Cesar Garcia lives with his mother and struggles through the painful experiences of growing up as a Mexican American high school student
Featherless by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 566 libraries worldwide
Although Tomasito's spina bifida keeps him in a wheelchair, where he often feels as confined as his flightless and featherless pet bird, he discovers that he can feel free when he is on the soccer field
Border-crosser with a Lamborghini dream : poems by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 499 libraries worldwide
Cinnamon girl : letters found inside a cereal box by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 482 libraries worldwide
Yolanda, a Puerto Rican girl, tries to come to terms with her painful past as she waits to see if her uncle recovers from injuries he suffered when the towers collapsed on September 11, 2001
Super Cilantro Girl by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 456 libraries worldwide
Eight-year-old Esmeralda is transformed into a superhero and flies off to rescue her mother, who visited Mexico without her green card and is not being permitted to return to the United States
Jabberwalking by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )
2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 436 libraries worldwide
A former United States Poet Laureate shares secrets about viewing the world from a poet's perspective, explaining how "jabberwalking" poets draw inspiration from everything they experience to express themselves in creative ways
Thunderweavers = Tejedoras de rayos by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 390 libraries worldwide
In the winter of 1997, paramilitary agents ambushed and killed many Mayan villagers in Acteal, Chiapas. Gifted writer Juan Felipe Herrera has composed a stirring poem sequence--published in a bilingual format--written in response and homage to those who died, as well as to all those who call for peace and justice in the Mexican highlands and throughout the Americas. Thunderweavers is a story of violent displacements in the lives of the most impoverished residents of southern Mexico, the Tzotzil Tzeltal campesinos. It deals with the destruction of a people and all evidence of their lives. The sections are written in the voices of four women from a family in Chiapas: Xunka, a lost twelve-year-old girl; Pascuala, the mother; grandmother Maruch; and Makal, an older daughter who is pregnant. Each voice weaves into the others and speaks for still other members of the larger Mayan and Native American family. Herrera, a major Chicano poet known for his expansive, surreal writing, here takes on a spare and lyrical style in the tradition of Rosario Castellanos, recalling as well the canto legacy of Pablo Neruda and the testimonial call of Ernesto Cardenal. Thunderweavers is a poetic account of transcendence and continuity in the midst of chaos, suffering, and war-a Mayan cycle of personal, physical, and spiritual struggles that Indian women have been continuously engaged in for th-a past five hundred
Downtown boy by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 370 libraries worldwide
From June of 1958 to June of 1959, Juanito tries to stay out of mischief and be good as he, his mother, and his father move around the state of California, never quite feeling at home
Poetry of resistance : voices for social justice by Francisco X Alarcón( file )
4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
"The book is a timely response via verse to the current political climate of Arizona, though what it ultimately argues is that these injustices have always been taking place: SB 1070 is simply its most recent manifestation"--Provided by publisher
Giraffe on fire by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 324 libraries worldwide
The renowned author presents a poetic collage of voices, genres, and time-spaces
Love after the riots by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
Skatefate by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
Lucky Z, a Chicano foster child, loved living on the edge until a drag racing accident left him in a wheelchair, but as he struggles to find his place in a new high school, he begins writing poetry everywhere about anything, and in finding his voice he also discovers the beauty around him
Night train to Tuxtla by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
Poems and stories by a Chicano writer. In Aviary, he writes: "Pedro Towers, is that you again? Looking / for certainties. Begin again--the arms first, then the fingers. / Feel the other strange fingers on the same hand. / That is all." By the author of Exiles of Desire
Lotería cards and fortune poems : a book of lives by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
"Here is a collection of linoleum cuts and poetry based on the imagery of la loteria, a popular folkloric game of chance that originated in 18th-century colonial Mexico and is still quite popular today."--Jacket
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Alternative Names
Herrera, Juan F.
Juan Felipe Herrera American writer
Juan Felipe Herrera Amerikaans dichter
Juan Felipe Herrera écrivain américain
خوان فلیپه هررا
English (154)
Spanish (6)
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