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Cover of Isabel Millan's book Coloring into Existence: Queer of Color Worldmaking in Children's Literature (2023, NYU Press)


Coloring into Existence: Queer of Color Worldmaking in Children's Literature. New York: New York University Press, 2023.

Chabelita's Heart/El corazón de Chabelita. San Francisco: Reflection Press, 2022.




Journal Articles, Book Chapters, and Additional Essays

"Latinx." In Keywords for Comic Studies, edited by Ramzi Fawaz, Shelley Streeby, and Deborah Whaley, 134-139. New York: New York University Press, 2021.

“Autofantasías: Reinventing Self & Inspiring Travesuras in Children’s Cultural Productions.” In El Mundo Zurdo 6, Conference Proceedings, edited by Sara A. Ramírez, Larissa M. Mercado-López, and Sonia Saldívar-Hull, 27-44. San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, 2018.

“‘¡Vámonos! Let’s Go!’: Latina/o Children’s Television.” In The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Popular Culture, edited by Frederick Luis Aldama, 44-58. New York: Routledge, 2016.

“Anya Sofía (Araña) Corazón: The Inner Webbings and Mexi-Ricanization of Spider-girl.” In Graphic Borders: Latino Comic Books Past, Present, and Future, edited by Frederick Luis Aldama and Christopher González, 203-223. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2016.

“Engineering Afro-Latina and Mexican Immigrant Heroines: Biopolitics in Borderlands Speculative Literature and Film.” Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies 40, no. 2 (Fall 2015): 167-185.

Reprinted in Altermundos: Latin@ Speculative Literature, Film, and Popular Culture, edited by Cathryn Josefina Merla-Watson and B.V. Olguin, 279-297. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2017.

“Contested Children's Literature: Que(e)ries into Chicana and Central American Autofantasías.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 41, no. 1 (Autumn 2015): 199-224.

Translated into Spanish as “Literatura infantil desafiante: indagaciones sobre autofantasías chicanas y centroamericanas” and reprinted in Narrativas fronterizas: diez ensayos errantes, edited by Roberto Sánchez Benítez and Ricardo Vigueras Fernández, 17-47. Ciudad Juárez: Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, 2022.