Bosquejos del Otro Lado / Sketches From the Other Side (Mexico, 2018), is a bilingual artist book and a collaboration between Mexican visual artist, Derli Romero, and Ever Rodríguez, writer and printer, who is also Mexican, but who resides in California.
This artist book includes an essay by Ever Rodríguez, which is based on the drawings that Derli Romero made during various trips to places in Mexico where migrants traveling from El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Mexico are concentrated with the desire to travel by train and reach the United States of America aspiring to live the "American dream."
The printing of the texts and the drawings, as well as the binding and presentation, were handmade in Mexico.
With a Book in Their Hands: Chicano/a Readers and Readership Across the Centuries was published by the New Mexico University Press in 2014. This book is an anthology compiled by professor Manuel Martin-Rodriguez, professor of Literature at the University of California Merced. The stories included in this book intend to document Mexican American or Chican@ reading practices and experiences for literary history. My story in this anthology, entitled Holy Scripture, narrates in an irreverent fictional realistic style the nearly autobiographical way in which I practiced reading, scavenging texts from scraps and bits of printed paper to make up for a complete lack of books or magazines to read at home.
You can find additional information about this anthology by clicking on the book cover image, which will link you to the Amazon.com website.