Pásale, a Novel. By Melissa Villa-Nicholas and Tina Villa-Nicholas. ISBN:978-1981331581. $17.95. 6" x 9" 144 pages
Latino Hispanic Bildungsroman book, Hispanic literature book, Latino literature book, Mexican American Roman à clef
Pásale is a Roman à clef novella, a journey through two Latinas’ lives, and their mission of recovery of their culture and language. This novel speaks to many Latina/os, multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and multi-cultural people in the United States who have grown up in two worlds and struggled to embrace their multi-faceted experiences. In the diversifying United States, this novel is for those looking to read more about race relations and growing up ‘different’ in this country.
Melissa Villa-Nicholas & Tina Nicholas break open the piñata and out pours the primas and tías; the fragments of our shared culture as Latinos. Our story is passed from generation to generation by the written word. This mother-daughter observation gives the reader insight into the deep family love that is at the heart of Chicano life. —Fred Rivera, Author of the Pulitzer nominated Raw Man
Dr. Melissa Villa-Nicholas is a writer and faculty at Harrington School of Media and Communications and Graduate School of Library and Information Studies (LIS) at the University of Rhode Island. Melissa writes on the history of Latinxs with information technologies and information spaces, Latinx socio-techno practices, new media studies, and race/class/gender technology studies. Melissa teaches courses on the use and users of information technologies and diverse histories and approaches to libraries and technology.
Tina Villa-Nicholas, is a pre-school teacher and immigrant rights activist. She has received the Heroes in Education award from the Lake Elsinore School District. For the past 12 years, Tina has served as Director of M.E.R.C.Y. Community Outreach, serving the needs of impoverished communities in Riverside and San Diego counties