20 Chicana Writers Whose Names You Should Know


When we think of Chicana Literature there are a few big influential names that immediately come to mind. Amazing women like Gloria E. Anzaldúa, Cherrie Moraga, Ana Castillo, and Sandra Cisneros are the usual suspects on a class syllabus or even required reading in high school. But there are so many equally incredible Chicana writers, playwrights, poets, and essayists that we just might not know about if we didn’t major in Chicano studies or if we don’t know too much about Chicana literature and history. Here is a list of 20 incredible Chicana writers whose names you should know.

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