UTRGV Library Sources

Books and Films



The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Alexander, Michelle

Mama Might Be Better Off Dead

Abraham, Laurie Kaye

Air Down Here

Alicea, G.

One Day of Life

Argueta, Manilo

The Fire Next Time (Modern Library)

Baldwin, James

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

Beah, Ishmael

Getting it Right for Children

Berman, Steve

Faces of Poverty: Portraits of Women and Children on Welfare

Berrick, Jill Duerr

Kids Like Me: Voices of the Immigrant Experience

Blohm, Judith M.

The Colors of Freedom: Immigrant Stories (Social Studies, Cultures and People)

Bode, Janet

The Late Great Mexican Border

Edited by Bobby Byrd

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Boo, Katherine

Murder City: Ciudad Juarez and the Global Economy's New Killing Fields

Bowden, Charles

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Won’t Stop Talking

Cain, Susan

Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America

Canada, Geoffrey

Reaching Up for Manhood: Transforming the Lives of Boys in America

Canada, Geoffrey

Escape from Poverty: What Makes a Difference for Children?

Chase-Lansdale, P.L. (Editor),  Brooks-Gunn, J.

Shadowed Lives: Undocumented Immigrants in American Society (Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology)

Chavez, Leo R.

Immigrant Stories: Ethnicity and Academics in Middle Childhood (Child Development in Cultural Context)

Coll, Cynthia Garcia


Conover, Ted

The Power of One: A Novel

Courtenay, Bryce

Knowing Where the Fountains Are: Stories and Stark Realities of Homeless Youth (Hardcover)

Cwayna, Kevin

Make A Difference/Make a Living

Darwin, Tom

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

Fadiman, Anne


Eggars, Dave

With No Direction Home: Homeless Youth on the Road and In the Streets (Case Studies on Contemporary Social Issues)

Finkelstein, Marni

Man’s Search for Meaning 

Frankl, Viktor 

A Lesson Before Dying

Gaines, Ernest J.

Memory of Fire - Genesis, Volume 1; Faces and Masks, Volume 2; Century of the Wind, Volume 3

Galeano, Eduardo

Besieged: A Doctor's Story of Life and Death in Beirut

Giannou, Chris

Autobiography of a Face

Grealy, Lucy

Searching for Everardo: A Story of Love, War & the CIA in Guatemala

Harbury, Jennifer

Truth, Torture and the American Way: The History and Consequences of U.S. Involvement in Torture

Harbury, Jennifer

Mountains Beyond Mountains

Kidder, Tracy

High Tide in Tucson

Kingsolver, Barbara

Building Communities from the Inside Out: A Path Toward Finding and Mobilizing a Community’s Assets

Kretzmann, John P. and McKnight, John L.

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Kristof, Nicholas D. and WuDunn, Sheryl

Celebration of Awareness: A Call for Institutional Revolution

Illich, Ivan

Amazing Grace: Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation

Kozol, Jonathan

Rachel and Her Children: Homeless Families in America

Kozol, Jonathan

Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools

Kozol, Jonathan

The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America

Kozol, Jonathan

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Kushner, Rabbi Harold

The Impossible Will Take Awhile

Loeb, Paul

Autobiography of a Face

Lucy, Grealy

First the Fence, Then the System (Virginia Quarterly; Summer 2013; 170-191).

Markham, Lauren

The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming

Nouwen, Henri

Ending Poverty as We Know It

Quigley,  William

The Dance of Legislation

Redman, Eric

The Engaged Spiritual Life: A Buddhist Approach to Transforming Ourselves and the World

Rothberg, Donald

How to Conduct Your Own Survey

Salant, Priscilla

Bitter Fruit

Schlesinger, S, et al

Transferring Burnout

Shelton, Alan

The Principle of Mercy: Taking the Crucified People from the Cross

Sobrino, Jon

Violence and Activism at the Border

Staudt, Kathleen

Across the Wire: Life and Hard Times on the Mexican Border

Urrea, Luis Alberto

By the Lake of Sleeping Children

Urrea, Luis Alberto

Homeless Youth (Working with Children and Adolescents series)

Van der Ploeg, Jan D.; Scholte E.M.

Amexica War Along the Borderline

Vulliamy, Edward

Balancing Acts: Youth Culture in the Global City

Wairkoo, Natasha

Glass Castle: A Memoir

Walls, Jeanette

It's the Little Things: Everyday Interactions That Anger, Annoy, and Divide the Races

Williams, Lena

Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment. Manual for Participants.

World Health Organization

Available through

UTHSCSA e-books at http://briscoe.uthscsa.edu/record=b1251217~S3

Guidelines for the Inpatient Treatment of Severely Malnourished Children

World Health Organization

Immigrants Raising Citizens: Undocumented Parents and Their Young Children

Yoshikawa, Hiro



Al Otrolado

Gustavo Coza

And The Earth Did Not Swallow Him (1994)

Starring: Jose Federico

Director: Severo Perez Format: DVD

Bend It Like Beckham

Starring: Imran Ali, Ameet Chana Edition) (2003)

Format: DVD

Good Fences (2003)

Starring: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson  Format: DVD

Innocent Voices

Director: Luis Mandoki

Monsoon Wedding (2001)

Starring: Naseeruddin Shah, Lillete Dubey

Director: Mira Nair

 Format: DVD

The Gods Must Be Crazy Series (The Gods Must Be Crazy / The Gods Must Be Crazy II) (1990)

Starring: Vera Blacker, Nic De Jager

Director: Jamie Uys

Format: DVD

The Scent of Green Papaya - with ENGLISH subtitles (Import) (1993)

Starring: Tran Nu Yen-Khe, Man San Lu

Director: Anh Hung Tran

Format: DVD

The Short Life of Jose Antonio Gutierrez

Director: Heidi Specogna

The Three Burials

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones

Director: Tommy Lee Jones

Under the Same Moon

Director: Patnai Riggen

When the Mountains Tremble

Director: Pamela Yates Newton; Thomas Sigel

Online Resources - Interviews

Burns, A. August (editor); Lovich, Ronnie; Maxwell, Jane; et al. Where Women Have No Doctor: A Health Guide for Women. Hesperian Foundation. June 1997; Third Printing June 2006 (free download at http://www.hesperian.org/publications_download.php)

Farmer, Paul. From Despair to Health Care: A Talk by Paul Farmer. Johns Hopkins University September 23, 2005 http://magazine.jhsph.edu/_media/paul_farmer09222005.mpg (video) http://magazine.jhsph.edu/_media/paul_farmer09222005.mp3 (audio)

Interview with Dr. Paul Farmer, Fresh Air with Terri Gross, National Public Radio, September 25, 2003. http://freshair.npr.org/day_fa.jhtml?display=day&todayDate=09/25/2003

Werner, David; Thuman, Carol; Maxwell, Jane. Where There Is No Doctor: A Village Health Care Handbook. Hesperian Foundation. First English Edition, 1977; Revised English Edition, May 1992; New Revised Edition, 9th printing, May 2007 (free download at http://www.hesperian.org/publications_download.php)