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TKE presents ONLINE:
Manuel Romero Mi América: The Evolution of an American Family

Mark your calendars. Join local author Manuel Romero for a discussion of his new book, Mi América: The Evolution of an American Family. This free, virtual event will take place on Crowdcast and you must register here to participate.

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Governor Bill Richardson

"A Sweeping
Narrative"

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A story for all Americans

Civic leaders, government officials, scholars and citizens are raving over Manuel Romoero's new book. It's a delight to read for anyone interested in American history and the narrative of how the Nuevomejcanos helped shaped our country.

Book cover Mi America The evolution of an America family

"A sweeping narrative of family, culture, and community"

His extensive research of the lives of his mother and father unearth a detailed and panoramic vision of Northern New Mexican history.
New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson

"A major accomplishment"

The book is a major accomplishment for a Chicano Civil Rights activist, civic leader, non-profit executive, and professor. If you listen closely, you can hear the strains of alabados in the background blended with “Europa.”
Dr. Theresa Martínez, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Utah

"Readers will be informed, uplifted, and inspired"

Mi America, his well-chronicled family journey - from Spain to Mexico to New Mexico to Utah - is an important contribution to the history of America and the significant impact made by Nuevomejcanos over hundreds of years. 
The Honorable Mickey Ibarra, Chairman of the Latino Leaders Network
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Manuel

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Manuel Romero was born in Rodarte, New Mexico. He graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, completed political science graduate work at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico in Mexico City, and received a master’s degree in political science from the University of New Mexico in 1987.
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Mi America was featured in another publication! Manuel was interviewed by Intermountain Catholic. Go and check out the article now. Link in the bio #miamerica2020 #intermountaincatholic ...

Mi America Familia, Manuel just launched his newly designed miamerica2020 website and it is gorgeous! There are a lot of great new features and content unique to the website, so hurry over and check it out. One feature is that you can now order signed copies of the book in addition to standard copies. Hit the link in our bio to access the site. #miamerica2020 ...

Manuel is pleased to share his newly designed logo. The image is of the Mesitzo, the word used to describe a person made of half Spanish and hald Indian ancestory. On the right is the Spanish, on the left is the Indian and in the middle is the Mestizo that brings both cultures together.The Mestizo people were created as a result of the meeting between Cortez and Moctezuma in 1521. As a people, we did not exist prior to Cortez’s arrival in the Americas since that was the first recorded interaction of both races. The person in the middle is modeled after Tio José Madrid, grandma Amelia’s brother. What do you think of Manuel’s new logo? #miamerica2020 ...

When New Mexico became apart of the United States, the Mexican government negotiated land grants for the citizens that would become apart of the United States. The Romero family from Mi Familia were some of those citizens. Unfortunately these land grants were often not honored by the United States, and resources in these areas dwindled until many of the residents had to seek work elsewhere. Please watch the informative @nightline story on these New Mexican land grants, and how they were taken from their owners. The link to the video is in our bio. #miamerica2020 #newmexico ...

We’d like to inform the Mi America fans that Manuel will start to share behind the scenes stories from Mi America and Manuel’s writing process. These stories will give you deeper understanding of Mi America and what went into the stories, the history and much more. Manuel will share his first story next week, so stay tuned! #miamerica2020 #newmexicoauthors ...

Manuel was pleased to share the recent completion of his beautifully hung poster of The Mi America book cover. We are impressed! How do you think he did? ...

Manuel enjoyed meeting family, friends and fans at @mestizocoffeehouse last month to discuss Mi America and sign books. What business or location should Manuel partner with to host another event? Tell us your top picks and don’t forget to tag them in your comment! #miamerica2020 ...

As the Presidential Inauguration approaches, we are reminded of our gratitude for the endorsement of Mi America by former New Mexico Governor, Bill Richardson. Thank you Governor for recognizing this historic American family story. #miamerica2020 ...

Hello everyone! We took a little time off during the holidays but are glad to be back in the new year. Manuel was busy signing Christmas present books over the holiday season, and we plan to share some photos in the coming days of Manuel and his supporters. We look forward to reading and engaging with you in 2021! #miamerica2020 ...

Manuel is pleased to partner with The Chicana Book Club and Mestizo Coffeehouse Galeria de Arte for a book signing and meet-and-greet for Mi America: The Evolution of an American Family. The event will be held Saturday December 19th from 11am-3pm at Mestizo Coffeehouse (631 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116). Unfortunately there won’t be an official program due to COVID restrictions, but Manuel will answer your questions as he signs books. There will also be copies for purchase. COVID guidelines will be followed, including mask and social distancing requirements. We look forward to joining you! #miamerica2020 ...

Manuel was interviewed by KSL reporter @felicia_martinez regarding Senator Mike Lee’s vote against legislation that would introduced two new museums to the Smithsonian Museums in Washington DC, including a museum for Latino American History. “Just his argument alone indicates that something like this is needed,” said Manuel Romero. See the full story in the link of our bio. ...

Great News! Rush to your TV’s because Manuel will be featured in a story with KSL reporter, Felicia Martinez at 12PM MST. They will be discussing Mi America and his personal story. Don’t worry, if you can’t watch it live it will be reposted here. Thanks for watching! #miamerica2020 ...

Manuel recently received the honor of being featured in an article published in The Sandy Journal. In the article they discus Manuel's experience writing Mi America, his personal history and connection to Utah. Check out the article in the link of our bio (Page 28 & 29). Once the printed edition is published we will share where you will be able to get your copy! What do you think of the article? Tell us your thoughts! #miamerica2020 ...

We’d like to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving. Did you know there was a “first Thanksgiving” that occurred 23 years prior to the pilgrims Thanksgiving? Juan de Oñate ventured into Northern New Mexico in 1598 to convert Native Americans to Catholicism. A mass was held followed by a feast to celebrate the occasion. You can learn more about this on page 51 in Mi America. Thank you to Vidal Lopez for the book art shown here. ...

The great artist @yellaxoxo created the cover art for Mi America. She was recently featured in an article written by @sportsillustrated . Be sure to check her beautiful art and the article, linked in our account bio! ...

Manuel and Sarah Taggart of The Midvale Journal recently visited a cornerstone of Romero history: The St.Therese Catholic Church in Midvale, UT. Keep an eye out next week for the article featuring Manuel and discussing Mi Familia. We will post an update once one a firm publish date is known along with where you can find the article. #mifamilia2020 #midvaleutah ...

Welcome to the Instagram Page dedicated to Manuel Romero and his newly published book, Mi America: The Evolution of an American Family. Here you can find the latest information regarding Manuel and Mi America such as book events, press, and excerpts from the book. Last but certainly not least, we will have fun contests and social engagement, so keep a close eye out!

You can also follow us on The Manuel Romero Facebook Page & Twitter @MiAmerica2020

We look forward to building a new community with you!
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