Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Humanities & Communication


Humanities and Communication

First Advisor

Lee Ritscher


This essay will analyze and look into the issue in K-12 education where there is little representation of Chicanx students and a little talk about their culture, history, and novels to which they can relate. This essay will examine why Chicanx writers and books do not remain in the K-12 curriculum and how we can fix this. To answer the following questions and find a solution, I will examine the history of Chicanx students' treatment in the educational system. I will also create a lesson plan catered to middle school/high school Chicanx students in which they will be able to connect and relate to and expose their peers to multicultural literature. It has been shown throughout the years that Chicanx students struggle to navigate the educational system because there needs to be more representation for Chicanx students; throughout the years, stories of Chicanx writers have been eliminated and silenced, and this essay discusses the importance of discussing these stories.