Women in Music – Latina and Chicana

Dissonant Divas in Chicana Music: The Limits of La Onda by Deborah R. Vargas. 2012. Univ Of Minnesota Press, 288 pages.

The Great Woman Singer: Gender and Voice in Puerto Rican Music by Licia Fiol-Matta. Reprint. 2017. Duke University Press, 312 pages.

Listening to Rosita: The Business of Tejana Music and Culture, 1930–1955 by Mary Ann Villarreal. 2015. University of Oklahoma Press, 217 pages.

Listening to Salsa: Gender, Latin Popular Music, and Puerto Rican Cultures by Frances R. Aparicio. 1998. Wesleyan, 302 pages.

Celia Cruz

Azucar! the Celia Cruz Biography by Eduardo Marceles. 2004. Reed Press, 281 pages.

Celia: My Life by Celia Cruz and Ana Cristina Reymundo. 2004. Rayo, 304 pages.

Lydia Mendoza

Lydia Mendoza’s Life in Music: La Historia de Lydia Mendoza: Norteño Tejano Legacies by Yolanda Broyles-Gonzalez. 2006. Oxford University Press, 235 pages.

Selena Quintanilla Pérez

Selenidad: Selena, Latinos, and the Performance of Memory by Deborah Paredez. 2009. Duke University Press Books, 288 pages.

To Selena, with Love by Chris Perez (Commemorative ed.). 2013. Celebra, 320 pages.

Jenni Rivera

Forgiveness: A Memoir by Chiquis Rivera (Author), Ezra E. Fitz (Translator). 2015. Atria Books, 272 pages.

Her Name Was Dolores: The Jenn I Knew by Pete Salgado and Gabriel Vazquez. 2017. HarperCollins, 267 pages.

Jenni Rivera: The Incredible Story of a Warrior Butterfly by Leila Cobo. 2013. C.A. Press, 256 pages.

My Broken Pieces: Mending the Wounds From Sexual Abuse Through Faith, Family and Love by Rosie Rivera. 2016. Celebra, 293 pages.

Unbreakable: My Story, My Way by Jenni Rivera. 2013. Atria Books, 225 pages.


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