Item No: #362629 El venado (Colección Tula y Tonán). Victor Orozco Ochoa Alurista, Juan Felipe Herrera.
El venado (Colección Tula y Tonán)
El venado (Colección Tula y Tonán)

Key Chicano Movement Picture Book

El venado (Colección Tula y Tonán)

Notes: One of a series of groundbreaking Chicano Movement children's picture books, written and illustrated by some of the most important Chicano activist writers and artists. The author was Alurista, the main illustrator was one of the original activist-artists of Chicano Park in San Diego, Victor Orozco Ochoa, along with several other artists. The recent poet laureate of the United States, Juan Felipe Herrera, oversaw the project. Despite the cultural significance of the books in this series, all of which are very scarce, hardly any collections of children's books include even a single title in the series.

The stated misison of the series reads, "Cada uno de los libros desarrolla una moraleja indígena relacionada con el arbol de la vida y con la constante lucha humazante contra la mata de espinas" [Each of the books develops an indigenous morality based on the tree of life and the constant humbling struggle against the thorn bush].

This story is about the forest adventures of a young girl, Tula, and a young boy, Tonán, with each page illustrated in black and white.

Text in Spanish. 24 pages. 8-1/2 by 11 inches.

Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). A bit of surface loss the wrappers (stapled pamphlet) and a one-inch tear at the base of the spine, but generally very good. Scarce.

Publication: San Diego: Toltecas en Aztlán, 1973.

Item No: #362629

Price: $200