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Gloria E. Anzaldúa

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Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa (September 26, 1942 – May 15, 2004) was an award-winning American radical feminist writer. She died from diabetes. Before she died she had been writing a book. She edited This Bridge Called My Back: Writings By Radical Women of Color with Cherríe Moraga. Her most well known book is Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza. She was born in the Rio de Grande valley of south Texas. She was a lesbian. She wrote books for children in English and Spanish. They are illustrated by Consuelo Mendez.

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Her work Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza was recognized as one of the 38 best books of 1987 by Library Journal and 100 Best Books of the Century by both Hungry Mind Review and Utne Reader.

In 2012, she was listed as one of the 31 LGBT history "icons" by the organisers of LGBT History Month.[6]

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  1. American Booksellers Association (2013). "The American Book Awards / Before Columbus Foundation [1980–2012]". BookWeb. Archived from the original on March 13, 2013. Retrieved September 25, 2013. 1986 [...] A Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, edited by Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldua
  2. Book Awards - Lambda Literary Awards
  3. 3.0 3.1 Nelson, Emmanuel Sampath (2005). The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature: A - C. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 170. ISBN 978-0-313-33060-5.
  4. "NEA_lit_mech_blue.indd" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-11-19. Retrieved 2013-10-02.
  5. ASA Awards and Prizes | American Studies Association
  6. "Gloria Andzaldua biography". LGBT History Month.