Today on 30 Minutes, we bring to you excerpts from the 2016 Tucson Festival of Books. Arizona Daily Star columnist and editor of La Estrella de Tucson Ernesto Portillo Jr. moderated this panel entitled Growing Up Latino, Coast to Coast, and on the Border.
Bridging the continental, intellectual, compartmental divide in America can be challenging at best for Latinos and soul-numbing at worst. Award-winning author Luis Alberto Urrea, Sesame Street’s beloved Sonia Manzano (María), and Chicano satirist Lalo Alcaraz (of syndicated cartoon strip, La Cucaracha notoriety) embrace and claim the creative energy culled from adversity. This is part 1 of a 2 part series.
Recorded and produced by Amanda Shauger at the Tucson Festival of Books on March 12, 2016