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Africana, Asian American, Chicano, & Native American Studies Center

The Africana, Asian American, Chicano, & Native American Studies Center is made up of four collections located on the fifth floor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. These collections — Africana, Asian AmericanChicano, and Native American Studies — support academic programs and classes at SJSU, and each collection is supported by its respective Resource Center Advisory Committee. In addition, the Center houses a Comparative Ethnic Studies and Reference collections. 

The intent of these collections is to accomplish the following:

  • To create a nurturing academic support center for students.
  • To encourage the development of information literacy skills to help students become lifelong learners who can access, evaluate, and effectively use all library resources.
  • To foster in students a deeper understanding of and pride in their respective cultures and an appreciation and understanding of other cultures.
  • To give all SJSU students a greater appreciation and understanding of the history and culture of the Africana, Asian American, Chicano, and Native American communities.
  • To provide a collection of comparative multicultural resources to facilitate research between cultures.
  • To work collaboratively with their respective communities in San José to create programming and fundraising opportunities.

 

New Books

TALES FROM LA VIDA: A LATINX COMICS ANTHOLOGY.
Author: ALDAMA, FREDERICK LUIS
Publisher: MAD CREEK BOOKS
Publication Date: 2018
RADICALS IN THE BARRIO: MAGONISTAS, SOCIALISTS, WOBBLIES, AND COMMUNISTS IN THE MEXICAN AMERICAN WOR
Author: AKERS CHACON, JUSTIN
Publisher: HAYMARKET BOOKS
Publication Date: 2018
PULUTAN! FILIPINO PARTY RECIPES: STREET FOODS AND SMALL PLATES FROM THE PHILIPPINES; 55 EASY-TO... -
Author: GAPULTOS, MARVIN
Publisher: TUTTLE PUBLISHING
Publication Date: 2018
PATRIOTS FROM THE BARRIO: THE STORY OF COMPANY E, 141ST INFANTRY: THE ONLY ALL MEXICAN AMERICAN ARMY
Author: GUTIERREZ, DAVE
Publisher: WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
Publication Date: 2018
Migrant longing : letter writing across the U.S.-Mexico borderlands
Author: Chávez-García, Miroslava, 1968- author.
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication Date: 2018
Long stories cut short : fictions from the borderlands
Author: Aldama, Frederick Luis, 1969- author.
Publisher: The University of Arizona Press
Publication Date: 2017
La línea se convierte en río : una crónica de la frontera
Author: Cantú, Francisco (Essayist), author.
Publisher: Vintage Español una división de Penguin Random House LLC
Publication Date: 2018
LATINO/A CHILDREN'S AND YOUNG ADULT WRITERS ON THE ART OF STORYTELLING.
Author: ALDAMA, FREDERICK LUIS, 1969-
Publisher: UNIV OF PITTSBURGH PRESS
Publication Date: 2018
Kinship
Author: Luk, Karen, author, artist.
Publisher: Paper Dragon Press
Publication Date: 2017
Savage anxieties : the invention of Western civilization
Author: Williams, Robert A., Jr., 1955-
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date: 2012
La Gringa
Author: Rivera, Carmen, 1964-
Publisher: Samuel French
Publication Date: 2008
La Gringa
Author: Rivera, Carmen, 1964-
Publisher: Samuel French
Publication Date: 2008
Under the mango tree
Author: Rivera, Carmen, 1964- author.
Publisher: Steele Spring Stage Rights
Publication Date: 2016
Sting like a bee : Muhammad Ali vs. the United States of America, 1966-1971
Author: Montville, Leigh, author.
Publisher: Anchor Books a division of Penguin Random House LLC
Publication Date: 2018
Ricanstruction : reminiscing & rebuilding Puerto Rico
Author: Miranda-Rodriguez, Edgardo, author, editor, book designer, creator.
Publisher: Somos Arte LLC
Publication Date: 2018
I am not your Negro : a major motion picture directed by Raoul Peck
Author: Baldwin, James, 1924-1987, author.
Publisher: Vintage International Vintage Books a division of Penguin Random House LLC
Publication Date: 2017
Black power encyclopedia : from "Black is beautiful" to urban uprisings
Publisher: Greenwood an Imprint of ABC-CLIO LLC
Publication Date: 2018