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Michelle Cruz Gonzales

Michelle Cruz Gonzales is the author of The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band.

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Punk Memories

Michelle Cruz Gonzales writes about discovering and seeing herself in the world of the CBC January selection, Jaime Hernandez’s Maggie the Mechanic.

Dec 22, 2022
a demonstrator holds a sign as bystanders chat during a rally against california governor arnold schwarzenegger in east los angeles 12 december, 2003 the demonstration was called by a group immigrant rights associations and immigrant advocates asking latinos for an economic strike in the state of california to protest the proposed repeal of a law signed by former governor gray davis

A Language Like Home

Author Michelle Cruz Gonzales, who was born in East Los Angeles, writes about reading Always Running, our July CBC pick, which describes the life in which her parents grew up.

Jun 30, 2022
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