Tony Diaz


Writer, activist, and professor Tony Diaz, El Librotraficante, was the first Chicano to earn a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Houston Creative Writing Program. He earned his bachelor's degree in Communications from De Paul University in Chicago. Diaz is currently a professor of Mexican American Literature and Rhetorical Analysis in Houston, Texas.

Diaz is also a political analyst on "What's Your Point" which airs on Fox 26 Houston. He also hosts the weekly bilingual radio program Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say which covers Latino Literature, Art, and Politics on KPFT 90.1 FM Houston. His essays have appeared in the Houston Chronicle, The Texas Observer,, the Los Angeles Times, and The Huffington Post Latino Voices, among other publications. He wrote the novel The Aztec Love God and is included in "Hecho En Tejas: The Anthology of Texas Mexican Writers". He recently launched the column “The Cultural Accelerator” to address issues that other publications don’t address in a unique style and point of view.


Tony Diaz and Dolores Huerta


The Aztec Love God, a novel

Latino Heretics, Editor

The Mexican American Studies Toolkit, Editor

Hecho En Tejas: The Anthology of Texas Mexican Writers, Contributor


5 essays by:

The American Dream Through Our Books

Every Week is Banned Books Week for Chicanos HuffingtonPost

What Kind of Republican Are You? Houston Chronicle

Mexicans Ain't White: The Gus Garcia Story HuffingtonPost

TX State Board of Education Must Give Us Back Our Name and History LatinoUSA


5 essays about: 

Los Librotraficantes Fight to Smuggle Books into Schools Buzzfeed

Houston celebrates the 20th anniversary of an iconic Latino movement Houston Chronicle

How One Law Banning Ethnic Studies Led to Its Rise The Atlantic

Books Without Borders The New York Times

Librotraficante - On the road to Arizona The Texas Observer


Only Art Can Save Us


Additional Information

Arizona banned our history, so we decided to make more.

Democracy Now
Standing Up For Latinos
Anti Grandma Legisation