A Novel from the list above to consider in SLA
Pedro Francisco Bonó was a prominent figure during the Restoration era, holding political positions that included senator, deputy, minister of foreign relations, secretary of state for justice and public education, and justice of the Supreme Court. His book, El Montero (1856), the first Dominican novel, is a highly romanticized evocation of the backwoods hunter. Moreover, Bonó was also the first Dominican sociologist, a reputation based on his Notes Concerning the Dominican Working Classes (1881), a collection of essays. Please review and implement in your SLA classes.
You will also find a literature guide for I, Rigoberta Menchu translated by Elizabeth Burgos for ELA or SLA implementation. Writer and humanitarian Rigoberta Menchú Tum is best known for her work in increasing awareness and lobbying for indigenous rights in her native Guatemala. She recounted her life story of suffering and political organizing in 1983 in the international bestseller, I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala, exposing the oppressive conditions Indigenous people confronted in her country. In her book, Menchú portrays elements of her life to explain collective truths experienced by the Quiché Mayans in Guatemala. Although some of the book is indeed factual, it is intended to serve more as a representation of her community than herself. It is unclear whether the experiences of her early childhood belong to her personally or represent her people. The most in-depth sources about Menchú are interviews with her acquaintances conducted by anthropologist David Stoll.
Here, you will find a list of Latino literature you could use in your classroom. Titles are continually being added to this list. I am currently working on creating hyperdoc novel units for some of these titles. We will keep you posted.
The Miguel de Cervantes Virtual Library (MCVL; in Spanish: Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes, BVMC) is a large-scale digital library project, hosted and maintained by the University of Alicante in Alicante, Spain. It comprises the largest open-access repository of digitized Spanish-language historical texts and literature from the Ibero-American world. When officially launched in 1999, the BVMC was the first digital archive of Spanish-language texts on the internet, initially reproducing some 2,000 individual works by 400 of the most significant authors in Spanish, Latin American literary, and Hispanic Africa. By 2005–2006 the number of registered and available works had reached over 22,000.
The library is named for Miguel de Cervantes, the famous 16th-century Spanish author and one of the most illustrious names in world literary history.