Sandra Benitez

This is another excellent author page for Chicana novelist Sandra Benitez, who is best known for her sweeping novels, including Bitter Grounds, The Weight of All Things, and Night of the Radishes. Like most author websites this page includes biographical information, a list of Benitez’s books, and contact information, including information on how to request the author as a speaker. In addition to this basic information, this website sets itself apart by providing Book Group guides for each of Benitez’s novels, with discussion questions and links to background information about issues in the books.

Additionally, there are links to a variety of web resources related to Chicana writing, Mexico, Mexican Americans and reading and literacy in general.

This website is has a very personal feel and Sandra Benitez herself seems closely involved with its maintenance. I highly recommend the site to fans of Benitez’s writing, librarians, and especially book groups. The advice and resources for book group discussions of the novels make the site exceptional. Benitez writes on the site that she is sometimes able to attend book group meetings in person or via Internet or teleconferencing!

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