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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.

Cantú, 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
This site includes the author's blog, biographical information, interviews, photos, essays and more.

The National Endowment for the Arts
An interview with the author from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Moyers & Company
Includes video interviews of Luis Alberto Urrea with Bill Moyers.

A PBS/Local, U.S.A. documentary titled "Immigration: On the Border" covers issues on the U.S.-Mexican border.

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

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