The following video is an interesting interview with Victor Villasenor, author of the best selling "Rain of Gold" and "Macho" and many other books. He talks about his family history and his own life as a Mexican American in California. If you haven't yet read "Rain of Gold", take my word for it, it's a great book. It should be mandatory reading.
“I want to leave a body of work that's wonderful and inspires people. I'm not just a Chicano writer, or a Mexican writer I'm a writer as universal as Shakespeare or Confucius.” Victor Villasenor