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Barbara Renaud

barbara renaud gonzalezHer novel, “Golondrina, why did you leave me?” is the first Chicana novel to be published by the University of Texas Press, Chicana Matters, April 2009. She just finished the first children’s book about voting rights pioneer Willie Velasquez,”The boy made of lightning.”  She’s also writing a Tex-Mex fairy tale, “Yeshita, the Rain,” for which she received a literature grant from the Artist Foundation of San Antonio in 2006. Her essays/articles have appeared in diverse anthologies and magazines, including The Nation; The Progressive; Ms. Magazine; The Los Angeles Times, and many others. Her commentaries have aired on NPR’s Morning Edition and LatinoUSA.