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New  Mexico  historian  &  poet
Nasario  Garcia, PhD

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Native New Mexican historian & poet Nasario García was born in Bernalillo, but grew up in the small village of Ojo del Padre (Guadalupe, Sandoval County) in the Río Puerco Valley, north and west of Albuquerque and southeast of Chaco Canyon. Considered a leading folklorist in New Mexico, Dr. García has worked for over thirty years to preserve the Hispanic culture and language of northern New Mexico, and has published over two dozen books in Spanish and in English (and in both). He has received numerous literary awards and is the recipient of the first‑ever Lifetime Achievement Award from the Historical Society of New Mexico. He currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Hispano Writers of New Mexico  "Pláticas: Conversations With Hispano Writers of New Mexico" [2000]
by Nasario García

featuring six contemporary New Mexico Hispanic writers – Rudolfo A. Anaya, Denise E. Chavez, Erlinda Gonzales-Berry, E.A. 'Tony' Mares, Orlando Romero, and Sabine R. Ulibarri
Texas Tech Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [3/2000] for $27.95
Albuquerque: ¡Feliz Cumpleanos!  "Albuquerque: ¡Feliz Cumpleanos! - Three Centuries To Remember" [2005]
by Nasario García, with Richard McCord

La Herencia 12x9 pb [6/2005] out of print/40+ used
Grandma's Santo on Its Head book by Nasario Garcia  "Grandma's Santo On Its Head (El Santo Patas Arriba de Mi Abuelita): Stories of Days Gone By In Hispanic Villages of New Mexico (Cuentos de Días Gloriosos en Pueblitos Hispanos de Nuevo México)" [2013] by Nasario García
A collection of bilingual stories about the Río Puerco Valley of northwest New Mexico - each printed in both English and Spanish; won the Western Heritage Literary Award for Juvenile Books
Kindle Edition from Univ New Mexico Press [4/2013] for $20.31
Univ New Mexico Press 8¾x5¾ pb [6/2013] for $20.31
Bernalillo Yesterday’s Sunshine Today’s Shadows anthology edited by Nasario Garcia  "Bernalillo: Yesterday’s Sunshine, Today’s Shadows" [2014] Edited by Nasario Garcia
Oral history tales told by 15 elders about life in The Old Days around Bernalillo, New Mexico;
book won the 2014 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for History (New Mexico subject) and the 2015 NM Press Women Book Award for Short Stories Collection; won the International Latino Book Award for Best History Book (Spanish or Bilingual)

Kindle Edition from Rio Grande Books [3/2014] for $5.99
Rio Grande Books 9x6 pb [2/2014] for $15.46
Grandpa Lolo and Trampa children's book by Nasario Garcia  "Grandpa Lolo and Trampa: A Story of Surprise and Mystery (Abuelito Lolo y Trampa: Un Cuento de Sorpresa y Misterio)" [2014] by Nasario Garcia
book won the 2014 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Young Readers
Kindle Edition from Rio Grande Books [4/2014] for $3.99
Rio Grande Books 8½x5½ pb [4/2014] for $9.99
Grandma Lale's Tamales children's book by Nasario García  "Grandma Lale's Tamales: A Christmas Story (Los Tamales de Abeulita Lale, Un Cuento Navideño)" [2014] by Nasario García, Illustrated by Dolores Aragon
won the 2015 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Children’s Picture & Activity Books (Bilingual)
Rio Grande Books 10x8 hardcover [9/2014] for $24.95
Talking Lizard children's book by Nasario García  "The Talking Lizard: New Mexico's Magic & Mystery" [2014]
by Nasario García, Illustrated by Jeremy Montoya

won the 2015 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Young Readers
Rio Grande Books 8½x5½ pb [9/2014] for $14.99
Rattling Chains & Other Stories for Children in Kindle format by Nasario García  "Rattling Chains and Other Stories For Children (Ruido de Cadenas
y Otros Cuentos Para Niños)" for Kindle [2014] by Nasario García

Kindle Edition from Arte Público Press [12/2014] for $9.99

Hoe, Heaven, and Hell memoir by Nasario García  "Hoe, Heaven, and Hell: My Boyhood In Rural New Mexico" [2015]
by Nasario García, Foreword by Marc Simmons

"A skilled narrative that . . . offers a wealth of information and at the same time is a delight to read, at least for those who have some curiosity concerning . . . New Mexico’s Hispanic heritage, one of America’s great cultural treasures." — Foreword, Marc Simmons • book won International Latino Book Award for Best Autobiography in English and won the 2015 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Biography (New Mexico subject)
Kindle Edition from Univ New Mexico Press [3/2015] for $17.71
Univ New Mexico Press 9¼x6¼ pb [3/2015] for $17.71

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How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico book by Rudolfo Anaya  "How Hollyhocks Came To New Mexico" [2012] by Rudolfo A. Anaya,
Illustrations by Nicolás Otero, Translation by Nasario Garcia

book won the National Federation of Press Women Book Award for Children's Fiction in June 2013; also winner of 2013 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards for Children’s Picture Book, Best Cover Design, and Best Book of The Year
Rio Grande Books 10x8 hardcover [10/2012] for $22.46
How Chile Came to New Mexico book by Rudolfo Anaya  "How Chile Came To New Mexico" [2014] by Rudolfo A. Anaya,
Illustrations by Nicolás Otero, Translation by Nasario Garcia

won the 2015 NM Press Women Book Award for Children’s Books
Rio Grande Books 10x8 hardcover [2/2014] for $22.46

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"When The Stars Trembled In Río Puerco" stageplay [New Mexico 2014]
India-born Shebana Coelho wrote and directed this oral history play, adapted from the work of Nasario García about life in what are now four ghost towns in the Río Puerco Valley; performed at Teatro Paraguas in Santa Fe, New Mexico in April 2014 and at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in September 2014

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"Nasario Remembers The Río Puerco" documentary film [PBS-NM 2017]  8/2017
Nasario Remembers The Río Puerco  Announced 12/2016: The Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign is begun and runs thru 31 January 2017; funds are needed to edit the film for broadcast; ADDED 9/2017: New Mexico P.B.S. will air the film in October after two preview screenings in Santa Fe an Albuquerque. • Producer, writer & director Shebana Coelho; cameraman Kelvin DuVal; editor Shelene Bridge; narration by Maria Cristina Lopez
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • not yet listed at IMDb • official movie site
watch 12/2016 official trailer [4:07] at Vimeo

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