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Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United States

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Growing up Latino in America means speaking two languages, living two lives, learning the rules of two cultures. Cool Salsa celebrates the tones, rhythms, sounds, and experiences of that double life. Here are poems about families and parties, insults and sad memories, hot dogs and mangos, the sweet syllables of Spanish and the snag-toothed traps of English. Here is the glory—and pain—of being Latino American.

Latino Americans hail from Cuba and California, Mexico and Michigan, Nicaragua and New York, and editor Lori M. Carlson has made sure to capture all of those accents. With poets such as Sandra Cisneros, Martín Espada, Gary Soto, and Ed Vega, and a very personal introduction by Oscar Hijuelos, this collection encompasses the voices of Latino America. By selecting poems about the experiences of teenagers, Carlson has given a focus to that rich diversity; by presenting the poems both in their original language and in translation, she has made them available to us all.

As you move from memories of red wagons to dreams of orange trees to fights with street gangs, you feel Cool Salsas musical and emotional cross rhythms. Here is a world of exciting poetry for you, y tú también.

About the Author

Lori M. Carlson is an editor and translator who has concentrated on bringing Latino literature to American readers. As co-editor of Where Angels Glide at Dawn, she introduced new Latin American authors to younger readers. She is the founder of the bilingual childrens magazine Azul. Most recently she edited American Eyes. Ms. Carlson lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781250016782
Author:
Carlson, Lori M.
Publisher:
Square Fish
Author:
Hijuelos, Oscar
Author:
Carlson, Lori Marie
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's poetry
Subject:
Ethnic - Hispanic & Latino
Subject:
Poetry : General
Edition Description:
Young Adult Poetry
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
pencil drawings
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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