No writer understands the border culture between Mexico and the United States more intimately than Luis Alberto Urrea. His own life is the stuff of great novels. Son of a Mexican father and Anglo mother, Urrea grew up first in Tijuana and then just across the border in San Diego. Over the years he has produced a series of acclaimed novels. Urrea talks with Bill about a number of books that were removed from Tucson, Arizona classrooms when the Tucson school district eliminated a Mexican-American studies program on the accusation it was "divisive".
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