Don't Forget the Accent Mark: A Memoir by David SánchezDon't Forget the Accent Mark: A Memoir by David Sánchez

Don't Forget the Accent Mark: A Memoir

byDavid Sánchez

Paperback | October 16, 2011

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Raised in a Mexican home in an Anglo neighborhood, David Sánchez was fair-skinned and fluent in Spanish and English when he entered kindergarten. None of this should have had any influence on the career path he chose, but at certain moments it did. With the birth of the Chicano Movement and affirmative action, a different and sometimes disturbing significance became attached to his name. Sánchez's story chronicles his life and those moments.

No matter how we transcend our origins, they remain part of our lives. This autobiography of an outstanding mathematician, dedicated to others, whose career included stints as a senior university and federal administrator, is also the story of a young man of mixed Mexican and American parentage.

"A straightforward, unpretentious memoir which speaks volumes about being at once American, Mexican-American, and a noted academic, and about that most American of pursuits, the quest for meritocracy."--David E. Stuart, University of New Mexico, author of The Guaymas Chronicles

David Sánchez is a retired mathematician and administrator who served as chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of New Mexico. He lives in Corrales, New Mexico.
Title:Don't Forget the Accent Mark: A MemoirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.4 inPublished:October 16, 2011Publisher:University of New Mexico PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:082635047X

ISBN - 13:9780826350473