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Nerds, Goths, Geeks, and Freaks – Outsiders in Chicanx and Latinx Young Adult Literature - University Press of Mississippi
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Nerds, Goths, Geeks, and Freaks: Outsiders in Chicanx and Latinx Young Adult Literature

Trevor Boffone and Cristina Herrera


Nerds, Goths, Geeks, and Freaks: Outsiders in Chicanx/Latinx Young Adult Literature signals a much-needed approach to the study of Latinx young adult literature. This edited volume addresses themes of outsiders in Chicanx/Latinx children’s and young adult literature. The collection insists that to understand Latinx youth identities, it is necessary to shed light on outsiders within an already marginalized ethnic group: nerds, goths, geeks, freaks, and others who might not fit within Latinx popular cultural paradigms such as the chola and cholo, identities that are ever-present in films, televi ... More

Keywords: Latinx young adult literature, Children’s literature, Identity, Outsiders, Weirdness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781496827456
Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2021 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496827456.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Trevor Boffone, editor
University of Houston

Cristina Herrera, editor
California State University, Fresno

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Section 1 Artists and Punks

Section 2 Superheroes and Other Worldly Beings

Section 3 LatiNerds and Bookworms

4 Non-Cholos in the Hood

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