Our Texas Roots

 

Mirrors & Windows introduces your students to excerpts and selections from over 900 authors and we are proud to feature those deeply rooted in Texas. 

 
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Carmen Tafolla:

Named Poet Laureate of the State of Texas in 2015, Dr. Carmen Tafolla is an award-winning poet and children’s author, storyteller... 

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Angela Shelf Medearis:

Angela Shelf Medearis (b. 1956) was born in Hampton, Virginia. She moved to Austin, Texas with her husband in 1975...

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Naomi Shihab Nye:

Naomi Shihab Nye (b. 1952) was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to a Palestinian father and an American mother. She began writing...

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Robert Fulghum:

Robert Fulghum (b. 1937) was born and grew up in Waco, Texas. He is an essayist, novelist, painter, sculptor, and has...

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Pat Mora:

Pat Mora (b. 1943) was born in El Paso, Texas, where her grandparents had moved from Mexico during the Mexican Revolution...

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Donald Barthelme:

Donald Barthelme (1931–1989) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Houston, Texas. After being drafted into...

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Tomas Rivera:

Tomas Rivera (1935-1984) was born in Crystal City, Texas, to Spanish-speaking migrant farm workers. He went on to earn...

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Sandra Cisneros:

Sandra Cisneros (b. 1954) was born in Chicago to a Mexican father and a Mexican-American mother. Cisneros attended Loyola University...

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Katherine Anne Porter:

Katherine Anne Porter (1890–1980) was born in Indian Creek, Texas. She began her writing career as a reporter, working...

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Roberto Felix Salazar:

Roberto Felix Salazar (b. 1913) was a Mexican-American writer from Laredo, Texas. Salazar was one of the earliest...