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Into the Beautiful North

Into the Beautiful North

by Luis Alberto Urrea

…I always hopelessly, passionately, root for the underdog.

Books and Articles

Campbell, Joseph. The Hero with a Thousand Faces. 3rd ed. Novato: New World Library, 2008.

Cantu, Norma. Canícula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Fronteras. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1997.

Lazos Vargas, Sylvia R. "'Latina/o-ization' of the Midwest: Cambio de Colores (Change of Colors) as Agromaquilas Expand into the Heartland." Berkeley La Raza Law Journal, 13.2, 2002.

Urrea, Luis Alberto. The Devil's Highway: A True Story. New York: Back Bay Books, 2005.


Luis Alberto Urrea official author website

Interview with Luis Alberto Urrea from the National Endowment for the Arts

Interview with Luis Alberto Urrea from the website of Bill Moyers

The Library of Congress website features lesson plans, classroom materials, and resources on Mexican immigration to the U.S.

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