Migrations is a collection of short stories chronicling the American experience of primarily Puerto Rican immigrants to the United States. But the themes are universal to all immigrants. The characters are vibrant and stories reflective of migrant ambition and striving .
The author, J.L. Torres is a Professor at The State University of New New York, Plattsburgh.
Migrations was the inaugural winner of the Tomás Rivera Prize in 2021. The prize is awarded to recognize primarily English language works of Chicanx and Latinx writers.
Tomás Rivera was a Mexican American author and educator. He served as the first Chancellor of UC Riverside until 1984. His seminal work was:
J.L. Torres was also one of the founders of the Saranac Review, a literary journal published by SUNY Plattsburgh.
Tomás Rivera’s seminal work :