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This page does not offer a comprehensive bibliography on U.S. Hispanic/Latino youth. However, the books listed below offer valuable insights, and a good starting point, for anyone interested in knowing more about the history, culture, religious expressions, and pastoral needs of young Hispanics. Most of the books can be purchased from using the link supplied; in other cases a link to the publisher is provided. The books are grouped together in the following sections:

Youth ministry and pastoral juvenil
Pastoral Challenges for a New Age: Helping young people and adults to understand and meet the challenges to faith in a changing world, by George Boran, CSSP, 177 pages, 1999.
A Story of Suffering and Hope: Lessons from Latino Youth, by Eileen McNerney, CSJ, 150 pages, 2005.
City Lights: Ministry Essentials for Reaching Urban Youth, edited by Scott Larson and Karen Free, 175 pages, 2003.
The Southeast Pastoral Institute (SEPI) resells pastoral resources from all over Latin America. On page 50 of their “Catálogo de Libros” you will find this important book describing the history and elements of pastoral juvenil.
Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry, by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 60 pages, 1997. Also available in Spanish under the title Renovemos La Visión.
Sons and Daughters of the Light: A Pastoral Plan for Ministry with Young Adults, by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 59 pages, 1997. Also available in Spanish under the title Hijos e Hijas de la Luz.
See also Fe y Vida’s own ministry resources
in English and in Spanish.

Sociocultural studies
Americanos: Latino Life in the United States, by Carlos Fuentes, Edward James Olmos, and Lea Ybarra, 176 pages, 1999.
Making Invisible Latino Adolescents Visible: A Critical Approach to Latino Diversity, edited by Martha Montero-Sieburth and Francisco Villarruel, 352 pages, 1999.
Ethnicities: Children of Immigrants in America, edited by Rubén G. Rumbaut and Alejandro Portes, 334 pages, 2001.
Legacies: The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation, by Alejandro Pores and Rubén G. Rumbaut, 406 pages, 2001.
Children of Immigration, by Carola and Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, 206 pages, 2001.
Latinos: Remaking America, edited by Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco and Mariela M. Páez, 490 pages, 2002.
Transformations: Migration, Family Life, and Achievement Motivation Among Latino Adolescents, by Carola and Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, 266 pages, 1995.
Marketing to American Latinos: A Guide to the In-Culture Approach, by M. Isabel Valdés, 350 pages, 2002.

Demographic and socioreligious analysis
Introduction to the U.S. Latina and Latino Religious Experience, edited by Hector Avalos, 322 pages, 2004.
Recognizing the Latino Resurgence in U.S. Religion: The Emmaus Paradigm, by Ana María Díaz-Stevens and Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo, 272 pages, 1998.
Hispanic Catholic Culture in the U.S.: Issues and Concerns, edited by Jay P. Dolan and Allan Figueroa Deck, S.J., 457 pages, 1994. Contains the chapter “Latino youth and the Church,” by Ana María Díaz-Stevens.
Young Adult Catholics: Religion in the Culture of Choice, by Dean R. Hoge, William D. Dinges, Mary Johnson, SNDdeN, and Juan L. Gonzales, Jr., 288 pages 2001.
Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers, by Christian Smith with Melinda Lundquist Denton, 346 pages, 2005.
Old Masks, New Faces: Religion and Latino Identities, edited by Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo and Gilbert R. Cadena, 196 pages, 1995.
The Hispanic Catholic in the United States: A Socio-cultural and Religious Profile, by Roberto O. González, OFM, and Michael J. LaVelle, 230 pages, 1985.
A Report of the Bishops’ Committee on Hispanic Affairs Most Reverend Gerald R. Barnes, Chairman, November 1999, online only.
See also Fe y Vida’s own research publications
and those of Religion in Society and Culture (RISC).

Ministry and education amid cultural diversity
Earthing the Gospel: An Inculturation Handbook for the Pastoral Worker, by Gerald A. Arbuckle, SM, 236 pages, 1990.
Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives, Fifth Edition, edited by James A. Banks and Cherry A. McGee Banks, 512 pages, 2004.
One Church, Many Cultures: The Challenge of Diversity, by Joseph P. Fitzpatrick, SJ, 208 pages, 1987.
Inclusion: Making Room for Grace, by Eric H. F. Law, 130 pages, 2000.
An Introduction to Intercultural Communication: Identities in a Global Community, Fourth Edition, by Fred E. Jandt, 499 pages, 2004.
Working with Latino Youth: Culture, Development, and Context, by Joan D. Koss-Chioino and Luis A. Vargas, 256 pages, 1999.
Many Faces, One Church: Cultural Diversity and the American Catholic Experience, edited by Peter C. Phan and Diana Hayes, 147 pages, 2005.
Counseling Latinos and La Familia: A Practical Guide, by Azara L. Santiago-Rivera, Patricia Arredondo, and Maritza Gallardo-Cooper, 232 pages, 2002.
Con Respeto: Bridging the Distance Between Culturally Diverse Families and Schools, An Ethnographic Portrait, by Guadalupe Valdés, 237 pages, 1996.
Multicultural Religious Education, edited by Barbara Wilkerson, 432 pages, 1997.

U.S. Hispanic/Latino ministry
El Cuerpo de Cristo: The Hispanic Presence in the U.S. Catholic Church, edited by Peter Casarella and Raul Gómez, 334 pages, 1998.
Latino Churches: Faith, Family, and Ethnicity in the Second Generation, by Ken R. Crane, 225 pages, 2003.
Parish Ministry in a Hispanic Community, by Charles W. Dahm, OP, 296 pages, 2004.
Bridging Boundaries: The Pastoral Care of U.S. Hispanics, edited by Kenneth G. Davis and Yolanda Tarango, 144 pages, 2000. Contains the chapter “Hispanic Catholic Youth in the United States,” by George Boran, CSSP.
The Second Wave: Hispanic Ministry and the Evangelization of Cultures, by Allan Figueroa Deck, SJ, 191 pages, 1989.
Perspectivas: Hispanic Ministry, edited by Allan Figueroa Deck, Yolanda Tarango, and Timothy M. Matovina, 152 pages, 1995.
Faith Formation and Popular Religion: Lessons from the Tejano Experience, by Anita De Luna, MCDP, 207 pages, 2002.
Visión Profética / Prophetic Vision: Pastoral Reflections on the National Pastoral Plan for Hispanic Ministry, edited by Soledad Galerón, Rosa María Icaza, and Rosendo Urrabazo, 360 pages, 1992.
Camino a Emaús: Compartiendo el Ministerio de Jesús, edited by Ada María Isasi-Díaz, Timothy Matovina, and Nina M. Torres-Vidal, 105 pages, 2002.
Beyond Borders: Writings of Virgilio Elizondo and Friends, edited by Timothy Matovina, 308 pages, 2000.
Horizons of the Sacred: Mexican Traditions in U.S. Catholicism, edited by Timothy Matovina and Gary Riebe-Estrella, 189 pages, 2002.
Dialogue Rejoined: Theology and Ministry in the United States Hispanic Reality, edited by Ana María Pineda and Robert Schreiter.
Hispanic Ministry: Three Major Documents, by the USCCB Secretariat for Hispanic Affairs. Bilingual edition, including The Hispanic Presence: Challenge and Commitment (1983); The National Pastoral Plan for Hispanic Ministry (1987); and Prophetic Voices (1986)
Encuentro & Mission: A Renewed Pastoral Framework for Hispanic Ministry


This is the bilingual edition issued by the USCCB Secretariat for Hispanic Affairs, 60 pages, 2002.

Liturgy and ritual in U.S. Hispanic/Latino ministry
Bilingual Ritual of Hispanic Popular Catholicism, by Patrick Brankin, 187 pages, 2002.
Misa, Mesa, y Musa: Liturgy in the U.S. Hispanic Church, edited by Kenneth G. Davis, OFM Conv, 139 pages, 1997.
Mestizo Worship: A Pastoral Approach to Liturgical Ministry, by Virgilio P. Elizondo and Timothy M. Matovina, 106 pages, 1998.
Primero Dios: Hispanic Liturgical Resource, by Mark R. Francis, CSV and Arturo Pérez-Rodríguez, 153 pages, 1997.

U.S. Hispanic/Latino theology
Frontiers of Hispanic Theology in the United States, edited by Allan Figueroa Deck, SJ, 174 pages, 1992.
Introducing Latino/a Theologies, by Miguel A. De La Torre and Edwin David Aponte, 209 pages, 2001.
Galilean Journey: The Mexican-American Promise, Second Edition, by Virgilio Elizondo, 155 pages, 2000.
The Faith of the People: Theological Reflections on Popular Catholicism, by Orlando O. Espín, 186 pages, 1997.
From the Heart of Our People: Latino/a Explorations in Catholic Systematic Theology, edited by Orlando O. Espín and Miguel H. Díaz, 271 pages, 1999.
La Cosecha: Harvesting Contemporary United States Hispanic Theology (1972 – 1998), by Eduardo C. Fernández, SJ, 206 pages, 2000.
The Community of the Beautiful: A Theological Aesthetics, by Alejandro García-Rivera, 211 pages, 1999.
We Are a People! Initiatives in Hispanic American Theology, edited by Roberto S. Goizueta, 164 pages, 1992.
En la Lucha / In the Struggle: Elaborating a Mujerista Theology, by Ada María Isasi-Díaz, 252 pages, 2004.
Hispanic/Latino Theology: Challenge and Promise, edited by Ada María Isasi-Díaz and Fernando F. Segovia, 382 pages, 1996.

U.S. Church and Hispanic/Latino history
Mexican Americans and the Catholic Church, 1900-1965, edited by Jay P. Dolan and Gilberto Hinojosa, 380 pages, 1994.
Puerto Rican and Cuban Catholics in the U.S., 1900-1965, edited by Jay P. Dolan and Jaime R. Vidal, 259 pages, 1994.
La Nueva California: Latinos in the Golden State, by David E. Hayes-Bautista, 263 pages, 2004.
¡Presente! U.S. Latino Catholics from Colonial Origins to the Present, edited by Timothy Matovina and Gerald E. Poyo, 280 pages, 2000.
Sharing Faith Across the Hemisphere, by Mary M. McGlone, CSJ, 302 pages, 1997.
On The Move: A History of the Hispanic Church in the United States, by Mois├ęs Sandoval, 152 pages, 1990.

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