Roberto Felix Salazar

Roberto Felix Salazar (b. 1913) was a Mexican-American writer from Laredo, Texas. Salazar was one of the earliest Chicano authors to write in English. He wrote both poetry and short stories, but is best known for his poem “The Other Pioneers”, which was first published in 1939. It has been anthologized many times, among them a 1973 collection of Mexican-American literature titled We Are Chicanos.


EMC is proud to feature the work of Roberto Felix Salazar within Mirrors & Windows. Salazar's lyric poem, "The Other Pioneers", is featured in Unit 5 of Mirrors & Windows Level 3/Grade 8. Here is a sample from the Student Edition: