Search for a Chili Queen


The Search for a Chili Queen: On the Fringes of a Rebozo, by Marian Martinello.

Blending careful research and creative storytelling, The Search for a Chili Queen explores the lantern-lit world of the young hostesses who staffed nightly chili stands and vied for loyal customers on the plazas of late nineteenth-century San Antonio. The Search for Emma’s Story and The Search for Pedro’s Story, this search for a chili queen serves as an invaluable model of historical investigation for teachers and students, as well as an engaging read for anyone whose interest is piqued by Lupe’s captivating historical counterparts.

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