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Valdez, Luis

Works: 245 works in 555 publications in 6 languages and 11,281 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Popular works  Interviews  Folklore  History  Legends  Biography 
Roles: Author, Director, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Actor, Interviewee, Scenarist, Film editor, Producer, Performer, Compiler, Librettist, Adapter, Translator, Other
Classifications: PS3572.A387, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Luis Valdez
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Most widely held works by Luis Valdez
Aztlan: an anthology of Mexican American literature by Luis Valdez( Book )
9 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Bamba by Luis Valdez( Visual )
52 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life of rock and roll legend Ritchie Valens burst across the screen in this celebrated, music filled movie
Zoot suit ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lawyers seek justice for a group of Mexican-Americans being sent to prison. Based on the Sleepy Lagoon murder case and the zoot suit riots of 1940s Los Angeles
Zoot suit and other plays by Luis Valdez( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of three plays by the author
Luis Valdez--early works : Actos, Bernabé, and Pensamiento serpentino by Luis Valdez( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of plays and a narrative poem by Luis Valdez
New American dramatists, 1960-1980 by Ruby Cohn( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zoot suit by Luis Valdez( Book )
18 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Focusing on the events surrounding the Sleepy Lagoon Murder Trial of 1942 and the ensuing Zoot Suit Riots that turned Los Angeles into a bloody war zone, this is a gritty and vivid depiction of the horrifying violence and racism suffered by young Mexican Americans on the home front during World War II. Valdez's cadre of young urban characters struggle with the stereotypes and generalizations of America's dominant culture, the questions of assimilation and patriotism, and a desire to rebel against the mainstream pressures that threaten to wipe them out."
Bettina Gray speaks with Luis Valdez ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bettina Gray interviews Luis Valdez, the celebrated founder of the Teatro Campesino, the West Coast theatrical group that has given voice to the struggles of Chicano farm workers. As a child, Valdez picked fruit alongside his father in California's fertile valleys. In this program, he describes how he became a playwright and director and explains how his plays retrace the experience of Chicano families
Zoot suit by Luis Valdez( Recording )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a drama examining the zoot suit culture of the 1940s, against the backdrop of the Sleepy Lagoon murder case. The trial prompted riots in Los Angeles when three young Chicanos were railroaded. Includes big band music and traditional Latin songs
Mummified deer and other plays by Luis Valdez( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Mundo Mata is the long-awaited drama of unionizing farm workers battling the agribusiness power structure in California in a time when Mexican Americans are being sent off to battle brown-skinned enemies in Vietnam. Valdez assesses the toll that families have to pay to remain united against divisive forces. It all comes down to Reymundo, the antihero, who in the end must weigh existential and political questions." "The Shrunken Head of Pancho Villa, Valdez's re-worked first play, still holds all the vision, spunk, and innovation of the young playwright. Injecting black humor into domestic drama, disembodied heads talk, mothers exchange roles with the patriarch, Pachucos banter, and sell-outs become the mouthpieces for an oppressed community."--BOOK JACKET
Popol vuh sacred book of the Quiché Maya ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portrays the creation myth of the Quiché Maya of ancient Guatemala. Gives life to the mystic history and art of the Maya, using animated drawings taken directly from classic Maya pottery
Actos by Luis Valdez( Book )
11 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in Spanish and English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Los Mineros ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows and tells the history, spanning nearly fifty years, of the Mexican American miners in the Morenci and Clifton region, Arizona, and their union's battle over non-discriminatory, fair labor practices in the copper industry
The five suns a sacred history of Mexico by Patricia Amlin( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the Aztec religion. Animated with illustrations painted in the style of native Mexican people of the sixteenth century
La inmigración ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complex nature of the changing rules & regulations are outlined to help immigrants better understand the B.C.I.S. system, with emphasis on family migration. Encourages those thinking of becoming citizens
El sistema legal ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces the legal system of the United States through scenarios of violations & consequences. Outlines immigrants' rights in connection with law enforcement & the justice system
El cuidado de salud ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides information for immigrants on the healthcare system including basics of insurance and the right to an interpreter
Los impuestos ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Simplifies the complex nature of filing income tax returns while encouraging conformance to IRS rules and regulations. ITIN is thoroughly explained
La ayuda pública ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Outlines assistance programs and helps cut through the red tape that often impedes the access to benefits for low-income immigrant families
Cruz Reynoso sowing the seeds of justice ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"During his extraordinary life, Cruz Reynoso has been one of those rare individuals who are not only shaped by history-they make history. Sowing the Seeds of Justice paints a portrait of Cruz Reynoso, a man who felt the sting of injustice as a child and later, as a lawyer, judge and teacher, fought for over five decades to eradicate discrimination and inequality for all. Sowing the Seeds of Justice begins with Cruz Reynoso's childhood where he was born into a Spanish-speaking farm worker family of eleven children. It shows his struggle to be educated, leading to his graduation from Pomona College in 1953 and from UC Berkeley Law School in 1958. He then became the first Latino Director of California Rural Legal Assistance and later one of the first Latino law professors in the country beginning his academic career at the University of New Mexico Law School. His ascent to the California Supreme Court was a singular achievement, when he was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown as the first Latino justice on that bench. Then in a heated recall campaign whose central issue was the death penalty, Reynoso and two other justices lost their seats. As Vice Chair on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, he provided leadership in the only investigation of voting rights abuses in the 2000 election in Florida. He received the country's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, for his lifelong devotion to public service and today at 78, he continues to teach law at UC Davis Law School and to actively participate in community organizations throughout the state of California."-- Publisher description
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Alternative Names
Valdez, Luis Miguel.
Valdez, Luis Miguel 1940-
English (170)
Spanish (29)
French (6)
German (4)
Italian (2)
Multiple languages (1)