BOOKS AND MEDIA AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW

(contact the Editor (emurillo@csusb.edu) if you wish to review any of these books or media for publication, we will send you our copy for you to keep)


 * Not in Alpha Order
1) The Latinx Guide to Graduate School, Paperback by Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales(Author, Magdalena L. Barrera (Author), Duke University Press Books (March 3, 2023)
2)  Joaquín Ortega: Forging Pan-Americanism at the University of New Mexico, By Russ Davidson, University of New Mexico Press, December 2020.
3) All through the Town: The School Bus as Educational Technology by Antero Garcia (Author), University of Minnesota Press (February 28, 2023).
4) FBI Files on Mexicans and Chicanos, 1940–1980: The Eagle Is Watching, by JOSÉ ANGEL GUTIÉRREZ, ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD PUBLISHERS, 2021.
​5) Transformative Translanguaging Espacios: Latinx Students and their Teachers Rompiendo Fronteras sin Miedo by Maite T. Sánchez (Editor), Ofelia García (Editor), Multilingual Matters (November 15, 2021)
6) Puerto Rican Chicago: Schooling the City, 1940-1977 (Latinos in Chicago and Midwest) by by Mirelsie Velazquez (Author),  University of Illinois Press; 1st edition (January 25, 2022)
​7) Puerto Rican Studies in the City University of New York: The First Fifty Years, María Elizabeth Pérez y González and Virginia Sánchez Korrol (Eds.), Centro Press (December 9, 2021)
8) Latina/o/x Education in Chicago: Roots, Resistance, and Transformation (Latinos in Chicago and Midwest) by by Isaura Pulido (Editor, Contributor), Angelica Rivera (Editor, Contributor), Ann M. Aviles (Editor), Jaime Alanís (Contributor),  University of Illinois Press; First edition (August 9, 2022)
9) Tactics of Hope in Latinx Children's and Young Adult Literature, by Jesus Montaño (Author), Regan Postma-Montaño, University of New Mexico Press (May 15, 2022) 
​10) ​​Disrupting Colonial Pedagogies: Theories and Transgressions (Transformations: Womanist studies) by Jillian Ford (Editor, Contributor), Nathalia E. Jaramillo (Editor, Contributor), Silvia Garcia Aguilár (Contributor), & 13 more, University of Illinois Press; First Edition (November 21, 2023)

11) Where Equity Lives Paperback by Robin Avelar La Salle (Author), Ruth S. Johnson (Author), Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 20, 2023)

12) Transcending the Game: Debate, Education, and Society Paperback – December 14, 2023 by Shawn F. Briscoe (Editor), Alex Berry (Contributor), Jamal Burns (Contributor), Benjamin Collinger (Contributor), & 16 more

13) Culturally Responsive Schooling for Indigenous Mexican Students (Bilingual Education & Bilingualism, 141) by William Perez (Author), Rafael Vásquez (Author)

 

 

GENERAL GUIDELINES
Some questions to keep in mind (suggested manuscript length is 2 to 3 pages).
1. What is the book’s argument?
2. Does the book do what it says it is going to do?
3. Is the book a contribution to the field or discipline?
4. Does the book relate to a current debate or trend in the field and if so, how?
5. What is the theoretical lineage or school of thought out of which the book rises?
6. Is the book well-written?
7. What are the books terms and are they defined?
8. How accurate is the information (e.g., the footnotes, bibliography, dates)?
9. Are the illustrations helpful? If there are no illustrations, should there have been?
10. Who would benefit from reading this book?
11. How does the book compare to other books in the field?
12. If it is a textbook, what courses can it be used in and how clear is the book’s structure and examples?
It may be worthwhile to perform an on-line search to get a sense for the author’s history, research agenda, other books, university appointments, and so forth. This can provide you with useful context.

Basic Classic Write-up or Structure:
13. Title including complete bibliographic citation for the work (i.e., title in full, author, place, publisher, date of publication, edition statement, pages, special features [maps, color plates, etc.], price, and ISBN.
14. One paragraph identifying the thesis, and whether the author achieves the stated purpose of the book.
15. One or two paragraphs summarizing the book.
16. One paragraph on the book’s strengths.
17. One paragraph on the book’s weaknesses.
18. One paragraph on your assessment of the book’s strengths and weaknesses.