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Growing up Latino : Memoirs and Stories - Harold Augenbraum

Growing up Latino

Memoirs and Stories

Paperback Published: 26th February 1993
ISBN: 9780395661246
Number Of Pages: 344
For Ages: 14+ years old

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From the mean streets of the barrio to the house on Mango Street, from the Mambo Kings to the Garcia Girls, the authors who contribute to this volume transport us across geographies and through cultures in an attempt to articulate the joys, struggles, defeats, and triumphs of the Latino experience in the United States. Growing Up Latino offers, for the first time, a comprehensive collection of classic and recent Latino writing in English, converging in sometimes shocking, often funny, and always stirring memoirs and stories. Religion, sex, love, language, and family are some of the topics explored in this compelling anthology of fiction and nonfiction. With its laughter and tears, its beauty and power, it is a thoroughly enjoyable book and an unforgettable contribution to the Latino tradition of letters. This diverse collection shatters the myth of a singular U.S.- Latino experience, proving the existence of a rich tradition whose writers, active for more than forty years, are only now being recognized by a rapidly growing audience.

Introduction: Soldier of the Culture Wars
Imagining the Family
Daughter of Inventionp. 3
The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Lovep. 16
Silent Dancingp. 22
The Mothsp. 32
Un Hijo del Solp. 38
An Apology to the Moon Furiesp. 47
The Ruinsp. 73
The Closetp. 85
Alien Turfp. 101
The Day the Cisco Kid Shot John Waynep. 115
Mr. Mendelsohnp. 131
On the Road to Texas: Pete Fonsecap. 147
Kipling and Ip. 155
The Hammon and the Beansp. 159
Pochop. 165
The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalop. 193
Songs of Self-Discovery
First Communionp. 211
Brother Imasp. 250
Golden Glassp. 259
My Father's Flagp. 264
Being Meanp. 274
People Should Not Die in June in South Texasp. 280
The Monkey Gardenp. 288
The Apple Orchardp. 292
Ariap. 305
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 331
Contributorsp. 339
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780395661246
ISBN-10: 0395661242
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 14+ years old
For Grades: 9+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 26th February 1993
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.45