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Parrot in the Oven by
Call Number: F M3665p 1998
Publication Date: 2004-12-28
Dad believed people were like money. You could be a thousand-dollar person or a hundred-dollar person -- even a ten-, five-, or one-dollar person. Below that, everybody was just nickels and dimes. To my dad, we were pennies. Fourteen-year-old Manny Hernandez wants to be more than just a penny. He wants to be a vato firme, the kind of guy people respect. But that′s not easy when your father is abusive, your brother can′t hold a job, and your mother scrubs the house as if she can wash her troubles away. In Manny′s neighborhood, the way to get respect is to be in a gang. But Manny′s not sure that joining a gang is the solution. Because, after all, it′s his life -- and he wants to be the one to decide what happens to it.
Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems by In this whimsical and touching collection of 20 poems in English and Spanish, readers will find tomatoes that laugh, chiles that explode, and tortillas that applaud the sun. With vibrant illustrations as lyrical and expressive as the poems themselves, this splendid collection celebrates life, culture, and nature as it welcomes spring. Text copyright 2004 Lectorum Publications, Inc.
Call Number: 811 AL12L 1997
Publication Date: 1997-06-03
Spirits of the High Mesa by In this moving coming-of-age novel set in rural New Mexico, the young protagonist, Flavio, is torn between the seductiveness of progress and new technology and his loyalty to village traditions so steadfastly preserved by his grandfather, El Grande."
Call Number: 813.54 M366s 1997
Publication Date: 1997-01-01
Snapshots from the Wedding by
Call Number: E So78s 1998
Publication Date: 1998-12-28
Being a flower girl has never been so exciting. Meet Maya, Isabel's flower girl, as she describes in vivid detail the exciting wedding day. Maya introduces us to Danny, the ring bearer; Aunt Marta, crying big tears; Uncle Trino, jump-starting a car in his tuxedo; and Rafael, the groom, with a cast on his arm. Of course, the big day also includes games, dancing, cake, and a mariachi band that plays long into an evening no one will ever forget. Snapshots from the Wedding captures the unique moments of a special occasion--the big scenes as well as the little ones--that together form a rich family mosaic.
In My Family / En Mi Familia by From the author of Family Pictures/Cuadros de familia comes a second book that returns readers once again to the town of Kingsville, Texas, near the border with Mexico. Through ful-color paintings and warm personal stories, Garza brings to life more loving memories of growing up in a traditional Mexican American community.
Publication Date: 1997-06-03
The Golden Flower by This myth explains the origin of the sea, the forest, and the island now called Puerto Rico.
Call Number: 398.2 J18g 1996
Publication Date: 1995-03-01
Gathering the Sun by Translated by Rosa Zubizarreta. Simple poems and glorious paintings offer a deeply moving portrait of migrant Chicano farmworker families at work and play.
Call Number: E Ad11ga 1997
Publication Date: 1997-04-28