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California Canon: Jose Antonio Villarreal's, "Pocho"




The WPA California Guide to the Golden State
The WPA California Guide to the Golden State
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All summer, in our series The California Canon, we've brought you great books about the golden state. And our latest installment is Jose Antonio Villarreal's novel, "Pocho.

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It was one of the very first Chicano novels, and the first to gain widespread recognition.

Take Two contributor and editor David Kipen has his take on it.