Guatemalan American History, Life & Values
(see also Latino American History, Life & Values)
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Recommended US Latino Websites Diversity & Ethnic Studies Susan A. Vega García
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Burns, Allan F. Maya in Exile: Guatemalans in Florida (Philadelphia: Temple, 1993).
Fink, Leon. The Maya of Morganton: Work & Community in the Nuevo New South (Chapel Hill: U. North Carolina, 2003).
Hamilton, Nora & Norma Stoltz Chinchilla. Seeking Community in a Global City: Guatemalans & Salvadorans in Los Angeles (Philadelphia: Temple, 2001).
Kohpahl, Gabrielle. Voices of Guatemalan Women in Los Angeles: Understanding Their Immigration (NY: Garland, 1999).
Loucky, James & Marilyn M. Moors (eds.) The Maya Diaspora: Guatemalan Roots, New American Lives (Philadelphia: Temple, 2000).
Vlach, Norita. The Quetzal in Flight: Guatemalan Refugee Families in the US (Westport CT, 1992).
In the Library: Fiction
Goldman, Francisco. The Long Night of White Chickens (NY: Atlantic Monthly, 1992).
Tobar, Hector. The Tattooed Soldier (Harrison NY: Delphinium, 1998). Guatemalan immigrants & homeless life in LA.
In the Library: For Young Readers
Lau Carling, Amelia. Mama & Papa Have a Store (NY: Penguin Putnam, 1998). Guatemalan immigrant born of Chinese parents remembers upbringing in parents' place of business.
In the Library: Poetry
In the Library: Drama
In the Library: Photography
"Discovering Dominga" , dir. Patricia Flynn & Mary Jo McConahay, 60m. Iowa housewife discovers she was born in a Guatemalan Mayan village whose inhabitants were massacred, & ends up helping bring about legal exhumation.
"The Long Road Home: The Odyssey of a Young Mayan Refugee from Guatemala" [200?], dir. Andrea E. Leland, ?m. From New Day Films.
"El Norte" , dir. Gregory Nava, 133m. In video stores. Guatemalan refugees struggling to arrive & survive in LA.
"Mayan Voices, American Lives" , dir. ?, 56m. From First Run/Icarus. Mayans in Florida.