First Music Book Printed in the Americas
The first book with musical notation printed in the Americas is the Ordinarium, printed in Mexico City, Mexico in 1556 by Juan Pablos. The complete title of the Ordinarium, as it appears in the title page, is Ordinarium sacri ordinis heremitaru sancti Augustini episcopi Continue reading... 2/17/19
Database of Latino Poet Laureates in the U.S.
In an effort to celebrate, promote and document contemporary Latino Poetry, Latino Book Review has decided to create a database that will archive the names and faces of all Latino Poet Laureates in the U.S. The following is an ongoing Continue reading... 3/31/18
Thieves: Land Ownership in Texas
An old Spanish proverb states, “a thief who steals from a thief is pardoned for a hundred years”. This is a perfect expression when it comes to land ownership/occupation in Texas and the United States in general. However, for the purpose of this essay Continue reading... 9/4/17
Database of Latino Book Presses in the U.S.
In an effort to promote and expose contemporary Latin American literature, it is important to recognize the book presses that focus on publishing Latino literature. The following is an ongoing list that will function as a growing database of Latino book Continue reading... 6/26/17
Oldest Public Library in the Americas is in Mexico
The Biblioteca Palafoxiana in Puebla, Mexico, is the oldest public library in the Americas, as well as one of the most beautiful. In 1640, the Bishop of Puebla, Juan Palafox y Mendoza, donated 5000 books from his private collection to the seminary of the Colegio Continue reading... 2/10/17
First Printing Press in the Americas is in Mexico
The House of the First Printing Press in the Americas, also known as Casa de la Primer Imprenta de América, in Mexico City, Mexico, was the first printing press established in the Americas. Its grand cultural and historical importance is an unknown jewel to many. In 1539, Continue reading... 2/19/17
First Book Printed in the Americas
The first book printed in the Americas, from which we have physical evidence, is El manual de adultos printed in Mexico City, Mexico on December 13, 1540. Juan Cromberger printed El manual de adultos as instructed by Bishop of Michoacán, Vasco de Quiroga. Continue reading... 2/7/19
Database of Spanish Literary Magazines & Journals in the U.S. | Latino Book Review
According to the NY Post, there are 41 million native Spanish speakers in the US, and 11.6 million people who are bilingual. It is time to render a wide open space to the narratives that represent us, Continue reading... 5/6/18
Immigration and The Treaty of Guadalupe
The date 1848 and immigration are indelibly linked, but it is a connection that many people, especially those espousing anti-immigrant rhetoric hardly ever make. 1848 is the year the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed and the United States Continue reading... 3/23/18
Sensational Reading: The Effects of Lacking Mental Recall in Experiencing Reading
Buttery popcorn, dark room, cherry Lip Smacker . . . these are the three descriptors that my former theatre professor gave to describe his first date in middle school as part of an acting were brimming with such Continue reading... 8/14/17
First Three Universities in the Americas
It is important to clarify that learning institutions in the Americas existed long before European colonizers. The Mayan, Incan and Aztec empires all had institutions that taught Arts, Philosophy and Sciences. It is important to emphasize that the Aztec Continue reading... 5/23/17
THE BIRTH OF A UNIVERSE: THE MAYA SCIENCE OF PREGNANCY
Everything contains life. Everything is interconnected, stars, plants, and people. So begins The Birth of a Universe, a profound exegesis by Apabyan Tew, a K’iche Maya midwife and daykeeper. Apabyan Tew explores the 260-day Maya calendar just as we are bound to the planets that gave birth to that divinatory calendar, our conception, growth, and destiny guided bynawales, the spirits of the days. The Birth of a Universe is a unique book that represents a vision of the world rarely presented by a Maya author.