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Set in the Pilsen barrio of Chicago, this children's picture book gives a heartwarming message of hope. The heroine, Amrica, is a primary school student who is unhappy in school until a poet visits the class and inspires the students to express themselves creatively-in Spanish or English. Amrica Is Her Name emphasizes the power of individual creativity in overcoming a difficult environment and establishing self-worth and identity through the young girl Amrica's desire and determination to be a writer. This story deals realistically with the problems in urban neighborhoods and has an upbeat theme: you can succeed in spite of the odds against you. Carlos Vzquez's inspired four-color illustrations give a vivid sense of the barrio, as well as the beauty and strength of the young girl Amrica.

Luis J. Rodrguezgrew up in Watts and East L.A. His bestselling memoir about gang life, Always Running(now available in paperback in both English and Spanish from Touchstone Books), won the Carl Sandburg Award. His Poems Across the Pavement(Ta Chucha Press) won the Poetry Center Book Award from San Francisco State University, and his poetry collection, The Concrete Riverwas awarded the 1991 PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award for Poetry. Mr. Rodrguez has worked extensively with gang members to guide them in positive directions, and he is frequently featured as a keynote speaker or guest poet at national conferences and cultural centers. Rodrguez explores the Chicano experience with an unrelenting, socially conscious eye that moved Larry Weintraub of the Chicago Sun-Times to call him a poet "we need to hear."

Illustrator Carlos Vzquezwas born in Mexico, studied physics and art, and now teaches in adult education programs in New York City.

This book is also available in a Spanish language edition as La llaman Amricatranslated by Tino Villanueva. 1-880684-41-1

Synopsis:

Set in the Pilsen barrio of Chicago, this children's picture book gives a heartwarming message of hope. The heroine, América, is a primary school student who is unhappy in school until a poet visits the class and inspires the students to express themselves creatively-in Spanish or English. América Is Her Name emphasizes the power of individual creativity in overcoming a difficult environment and establishing self-worth and identity through the young girl América's desire and determination to be a writer. This story deals realistically with the problems in urban neighborhoods and has an upbeat theme: you can succeed in spite of the odds against you. Carlos Vázquez's inspired four-color illustrations give a vivid sense of the barrio, as well as the beauty and strength of the young girl América.

About the Author

Award-winning author Luis J. Rodrguez was born in El Paso, Texas and grew up in Watts and East L.A. Later he lived in Chicago for some years, where he was active in political and cultural life and founded Ta Chucha Press. He has published 8 critically acclaimed books in various genres (poetry, memoir, fiction, essays, and children's literature).

Product Details

ISBN:
9781880684405
Author:
Vazquez, Carlos
Author:
Vazquez, Carlos
Author:
Rodrc-Guez, Luis J.
Author:
Rodrguez, Luis J.
Publisher:
Curbstone Press
Location:
Willimantic, CT :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social Situations - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Mexican americans
Subject:
Ethnic - Hispanic & Latino
Subject:
Poets
Subject:
Biographical - General
Subject:
Poets -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Social Issues - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Mexican Americans -- Fiction.
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Self-Esteem and Self-Reliance
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.3 x 8.3 in
Age Level:
09-12

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Set in the Pilsen barrio of Chicago, this children's picture book gives a heartwarming message of hope. The heroine, América, is a primary school student who is unhappy in school until a poet visits the class and inspires the students to express themselves creatively-in Spanish or English. América Is Her Name emphasizes the power of individual creativity in overcoming a difficult environment and establishing self-worth and identity through the young girl América's desire and determination to be a writer. This story deals realistically with the problems in urban neighborhoods and has an upbeat theme: you can succeed in spite of the odds against you. Carlos Vázquez's inspired four-color illustrations give a vivid sense of the barrio, as well as the beauty and strength of the young girl América.

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