Receive Our Memories

The Letters of Luz Moreno, 1950-1952
Orozco, José
Date published: 
February 2017

Receive Our Memories presents and contextualizes the translated letters of Luz Moreno, an ex-sharecropper in a Mexican town, to his daughter, Francisca Moreno Rivera, after she married and left her family to work in the canneries of Stockton, California. Offering a personal look at the everyday lives of the marginalized people impacted by US-Mexico immigration, the correspondence reflects on politics, culture, religion, and aging. Richly illustrated with original drawings, this quiet yet powerful family story through letters sheds light on a world rarely seen.