CREATIVELY CONCEIVED, with lively text, photographs, and artwork, Latino Minnesota traces the Latino journey north, from the earliest settler, musician Luis Garzón; to the Mexican colonia that grew up in St. Paul after World War I; to recently arrived immigrants from Central and South America . It highlights individual achievements, a tradition of mutual aid, and the ongoing Latino struggle to retain cultural heritage while adjusting to life in el norte.
"I applaud the publication of this beautiful new book, which preserves and celebrates the rich history of Minnesota 's Latino community. It will serve as a valuable resource book for both Latinos and non-Latinos—children and adults." —Nathan Wolf, Consul of Mexico