Teacher Guide

Bless Me, Ultima Lesson Plan

Relationship to Other Books

Consider other books written by Rudolfo Anaya, like Alburquerque, Zia Summer, and Shaman Winter.

Consider other books by Mexican American authors, including House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, Lotería by Mario Alberto Zambrano, and The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo by Oscar “Zeta” Acosta.

Also, think about including segments from books that more directly discuss the unique culture and complex history of New Mexico, especially during the period around when Bless Me, Ultima is set.

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