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Viola Canales papers, undated, 2003-2004

Summary Information
Title: Viola Canales papers
Dates: undated, 2003-2004
Creator: Canales, Viola
Extent: 1 box (0.40 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-2023
This collection consists of manuscript materials related to one publication.

Repository: University of Minnesota. Children's Literature Research Collections.

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Canales, Viola

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required. Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.


Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Preferred Citation:

Viola Canales papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.

Biographical Sketch

Born on April 21, 1957, Viola Canales grew up in McAllen Texas before graduating from Harvard College in 1986 and Harvard Law School in 1989. Her wide range of work includes being a captain in the United States Army, a community organizer for the Unived Farm Workers,and worked as an official in the Clinton Administration. Her novel The Tequila Worm won the Pura Belpre Award in 2006. She has also published a book of short stories titled Orange Candy Slices and Other Secret Tales . Canales currently lives in Stanford, California with her family.

Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection contains manuscript materials for one title published in 2005 and includes typescripts, corrected typescripts, front matter, and correspondence.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Canales, Viola
  • Mexican Americans -- Juvenile fiction
  • Boarding schools -- Juvenile fiction
  • Family life -- Texas -- Fiction
  • Neighborhood -- Fiction
  • Mexican Americans -- Fiction
  • Catholics -- Fiction
  • Boarding schools -- Fiction
  • Schools -- Fiction
  • Texas -- Juvenile fiction
  • Texas -- Fiction
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Tequila Worm, The, 2005 
Box 1
Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 1-2
Corrected Typescript Photocopy 2004  Box 1 , Folder 3-8
Corrected Typescript Photocopy, Front Matter, Correspondence 2003-2004  Box 1 , Folder 9