Book- Ghosts of El Grullo
University of New Mexico Press, 2008
    • Premio Aztlán Award 2008
    • American Book Award 2008
    • San Diego Book & Writing Award 2008
  • "Santana's vividly descriptive novel...[is a] refreshing coming-of-age emotional tale of forgiveness, grace and understanding..."  --Booklist

    "Ghosts of El Grullo offers a rich conversation between tradition and revolution in American culture."  --El Paso Times
Book- Motocyce Ride on the Sea of Tranquility
Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquility
University of New Mexico Press, 2002
    • Chicano/Latino Literary Contest-winner 1999
    • American Library Services Association's Best Pick for Young Adults, 2003
    • California Readers Collection, 2003
  • "...radiant with family warmth and affection...[a] remarkably touching story about the ramifications of war on a shatter-proof Mexican family."  
              --Publishers Weekly

    "A captivating portrayal...the novel is challenging, warm, provocative, often humorous, always engaging."  --Rudolfo Anaya, author of Bless Me, Ultima
"...Santana takes her place among those new Chicana writers who are refashioning the face of American literature for the twenty-first century."    --Jorge Mariscal, author of Aztlan and Viet Nam: Chicano and Chicana Experiences of the War
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