Dr. Carmen Tafolla grew up in the Mexican-American west side barrios, or neighborhoods, of San Antonio, Texas. She is an educator with a Ph.D. in Bilingual EducationRead More
Mirrors & Windows introduces your students to excerpts and selections from over 900 authors and we are proud to feature those deeply rooted in Texas.
Donald Barthelme (1931–1989) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Houston, Texas. After being drafted into the military in 1953, he arrived in Korea on the day the fighting stopped.Read More
Naomi Shihab Nye (b. 1952) was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to a Palestinian father and an American mother. She began writing poetry when she was six, and by age seven, she was a published poet.Read More
Tomas Rivera (1935-1984) was born in Crystal City, Texas, to Spanish-speaking migrant farm workers. He went on to earn his BA in English with minors in Spanish, History, and Education from Southwest Texas State University.Read More
Robert Fulghum (b. 1937) was born and grew up in Waco, Texas. He is an essayist, novelist, painter, sculptor, and has even worked as a singing cowboy. Fulghum published his first book, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, in 1989.Read More