Articles and Blog Posts

In the academic book The Routledge Handbook of CoFuturisms (published October 29, 2023)

  • “Toward a Mexican American Futurism”

For the Penguin Classroom blog on August 30, 2022

In the academic book Fantasy and Myth in the Anthropocene: Imagining Futures and Dreaming Hope in Literature and Media (published April 14, 2022)

  • “Finding Hope and Balance in the Indigenous Past” 

In the May/June 2021 edition of The Horn Book

In Psyche, June 16, 2020

In the May 2020 edition of English Journal (Vol. 109, No.5), pp. 116-118

  • “Someone to Believe in Me”

In Zócalo, May 10, 2020

In The New York Times, January 27, 2020

In School Library Journal online, December 9, 2019: 

From Knowledge Quest (Journal of the American Association of School Libraries). Volume 48, Number 2 (November/December 2019):

  • “Making Mirrors”

From the July 2019 edition of Fireside Quarterly

From the BookPeople blog series Modern First Library

From Latinxs in Kid Lit

From Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature, Volume 56, Number 3 (2018)

From The Open Book (the blog of Lee and Low Books)

From Nightmare Issue 56 (May 2017)

From Do Some Damage

From La Bloga

Blog at Medium

I intermittently blog on my Medium account.


“Literary criticism as elegantly written as the works themselves.”
—Texas Associated Press

For five years my award-winning book review column Top Shelf was published.each Friday in the Festiva Magazine insert of The Monitor. Here are links to some of those reviews.

TOP SHELF Reviews from 2016

TOP SHELF Reviews from 2015

TOP SHELF Reviews from 2014

TOP SHELF Reviews from 2013

TOP SHELF Reviews from 2012


  1. My husband and I read your Top Shelf review of “In Artisans of Michoacan:By Their Hands” and found it very interesting. Is this a book written by Travis Whitehead and if so, where can we purchase a copy? Re Valley Life issue Thursday, November 7, 2013 Thanks!

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