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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

Queer and trans artists of color : volume two
Publisher: Biyuti Publishing
Publication Date: 2016
Kindred : a graphic novel adaptation
Author: Duffy, Damian, author, artist.
Publisher: Abrams Comicarts
Publication Date: 2017
Historical perspectives on the education of black children
Author: Morgan, Harry, 1926-
Publisher: Praeger
Publication Date: 1995
Encyclopedia of black comics
Author: Howard, Sheena C., author.
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
Publication Date: 2017
Encounters
Author: Luk, Karen, author, artist.
Publisher: Paper Dragon Press
Publication Date: 2011
Chicana movidas : new narratives of activism and feminism in the movement era
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication Date: 2018
Bangkok modern : the transformation of Bangkok with Singapore and Batavia as models (1861-1897)
Author: Udomporn Teeraviriyakul, author.
Publisher: Institute of Asian Studies Chulalongkorn University
Publication Date: 2014
Radicals in the Barrio : Magonistas, socialists, Wobblies, and communists in the Mexican American working class
Author: Akers Chacón, Justin author.
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication Date: 2018
Pulutan! : Filipino bar bites, appetizers and street eats
Author: Gapultos, Marvin, author.
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication Date: 2018
Patriots from the Barrio : the story of Company E, 141st Infantry : the only all Mexican American Army unit in World War II
Author: Gutierrez, Dave. author.
Publisher: Westholme Publishing LLC
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
Latino/a children's and young adult writers on the art of storytelling
Author: Aldama, Frederick Luis, 1969- author, interviewer.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication Date: 2018
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
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
Brokering tareas : Mexican immigrant families translanguaging homework literacies
Author: Alvarez, Steven, 1979- author.
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication Date: 2017
Blue Texas : the making of a multiracial Democratic coalition in the Civil Rights era
Author: Krochmal, Max, author.
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication Date: 2016
Archives of dispossession : recovering the testimonios of Mexican American herederas, 1848-1960
Author: Roybal, Karen R., author.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication Date: 2017
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