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Growing Up Chicana Oby Bill, Jr. Adler
Synopses & Reviews
What Does It Mean To Grow Up Chicana/o?When I was growing up, I never read anything in school by anyone who had a "Z" in their last name. This anthology is, in many ways, a public gift to that child who was always searching for herself whithin the pages of a book.
from the Introduction by Tiffany Ana Lopez
Louie The Foot Gonzalez tells of an eighty-nine-year-old woman with only one tooth who did strange and magical healings...
Rosa Elena Yzquierdo remembers when homemade tortillas and homespun wisdom went hand-in-hand...
Sandra Cisneros remembers growing up in Chicago...
About the Author
Bill Adler is the editor of four New York Times bestselling books, including The Kennedy Wit, and is also the president of Bill Adler Books, Inc., a New York literary agency whose clients have included Mike Wallace, Dan Rather, President George W. Bush, Bob Dole, Larry King, and Nancy Reagan.
Table of Contents
The ruins / Patricia Preciado Martin — The iguana killer / Alberto Alvaro Râios — Doäna Toäna of nineteenth street / Louie The Foot Gonzâalez — Juana Inâes / Alicia Gaspar de Alba — Abuela / Rosa Elena Yzquierdo — Nubes (from Nambâe--year one) / Orlando Romero — The horned toad / Gerald Haslam — The moths / Helena Maria Viramontes — The scholarship jacket / Marta Salinas — The circuit / Francisco Jimâenez — Concha / Mary Helen Ponce — Eleven / Sandra Cisneros — from Poncho / Josâe Antonio Villarreal — Sister Katherine / David Nava Monreal — Una edad muy tierna, m'ija / Thelma Reyna — Salomon's story (from Tortuga) / Rudolfo Anaya — Prologue for The Comstock journals (or Sotol city Blues) / Olivia Castellano — The bike (from A summer life) / Gary Soto — The castle / Ron Arias — The McCoy Hotel / Denise Châavez.
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