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Amigos del Otro Lado / Friends From The Other Side

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Having crossed the Rio Grande into Texas with his mother in search of a new life, Joaquin receives help and friendship from Prietita, a brave young Mexican American girl.

Synopsis:

"Did you come from the other side? You know, from Mexico?" So begins the friendship between Prietita and Joaquin, the young boy who, with his mother, has crossed the Rio Grande River to Texas in search of a new life.

Prietita, a brave young Mexican American girl, defends Joaquin from the neighborhood kids who taunt him with shouts of "mojado" or "wetback." But what can she do to protect Joaquin and his mother from the Border Patrol as the van cruises slowly up the street toward their hiding place?

Writer Gloria Anzaldua is a major Mexican American literary voice. Illustrator Consuelo Mendez is a noted Latin American artist. Both grew up in South Texas. In this, their first collaboration, they have captured not only the hardship of daily life on the border, but also the beauty of the landscape and the dignity and generosity of spirit that the Mexican Americans and the Mexican immigrants share.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892391301
Editor:
Schecter, David
Editor:
Rohmer, Harriet
Editor:
Rohmer, Harriet
Editor:
Schecter, David
Author:
Anzaldua, Gloria E.
Author:
Anzaldua, Gloria
Author:
Fatherree, Lee
Publisher:
Children's Book Press (CA)
Location:
San Francisco
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Mexican americans
Subject:
Spanish language materials
Subject:
Ethnic - Hispanic & Latino
Subject:
Texas
Subject:
Materiales en Espanol.
Subject:
Mexicano-americanos
Subject:
Amistad
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Tejas
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Hispanic/Latino
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 87-25
Publication Date:
19970631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
Spanish
Illustrations:
, Yes
Pages:
28
Dimensions:
9.61x8.65x.16 in. .29 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 28 pages Children's Book Press (CA) - English 9780892391301 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Did you come from the other side? You know, from Mexico?" So begins the friendship between Prietita and Joaquin, the young boy who, with his mother, has crossed the Rio Grande River to Texas in search of a new life.

Prietita, a brave young Mexican American girl, defends Joaquin from the neighborhood kids who taunt him with shouts of "mojado" or "wetback." But what can she do to protect Joaquin and his mother from the Border Patrol as the van cruises slowly up the street toward their hiding place?

Writer Gloria Anzaldua is a major Mexican American literary voice. Illustrator Consuelo Mendez is a noted Latin American artist. Both grew up in South Texas. In this, their first collaboration, they have captured not only the hardship of daily life on the border, but also the beauty of the landscape and the dignity and generosity of spirit that the Mexican Americans and the Mexican immigrants share.

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