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. The artists are not identified in the illustrations.
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