An aroma of papaya. Awarded the pura belpré honor for this book, herrera writes in both Spanish and English about the joy and laughter and sometimes the confusion of growing up in an upside-down, jumbled-up world—between two cultures, two homes. They show us what it means to laugh out loud until it feels like flying.
Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United States Spanish EditionSquare Fish - Cool salsa celebrates the tones, rhythms, sounds, and experiences of that double life. Here is a world of exciting poetry for you, y tú también. With poets such as sandra cisneros, gary soto, and a very personal introduction by Oscar Hijuelos, and Ed Vega, Martín Espada, this collection encompasses the voices of Latino America.
Here are poems about families and parties, insults and sad memories, hot dogs and mangos, the sweet syllables of Spanish and the snag-toothed traps of English. By selecting poems about the experiences of teenagers, Carlson has given a focus to that rich diversity; by presenting the poems both in their original language and in translation, she has made them available to us all.
Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United States Spanish Edition - As you move from memories of red wagons to dreams of orange trees to fights with street gangs, you feel Cool Salsa's musical and emotional cross rhythms. Here is the glory―and pain―of being Latino American. Latino americans hail from cuba and California, Mexico and Michigan, Nicaragua and New York, and editor Lori M.
Growing up latino in america means speaking two languages, living two lives, learning the rules of two cultures. Carlson has made sure to capture all of those accents.
The Upside Down Boy/El nino de cabeza Rise and ShineChildren's Book Press - But a sensitive teacher and his loving family help Juanito find his voice through poetry, art, and music. Fresh from the country, Juanito is bewildered by his new school. Everything he does feels upside down: he eats lunch when it's recess and goes out to play when it's time for lunch, and his tongue feels like a rock when he tries to speak English.
Juan felipe herrera's playful language and the magical illustrations of Elizabeth Gómez capture the universal experience of entering a new school and feeling lost in a world that seems upside down — at first.
Calling the Doves/El canto de las palomasChildren's Book Press - A welcome alternative to the usually bleak portrayal of the migrant farmworker experience, this is an inspirational self-portrait of a loving Latino family. Booklist. Now available in paperback, poet Juan Felipe Herrera’s bilingual memoir paints a vivid picture of his migrant farmworker childhood. His rich, evocative prose re-creates the joy of eating under the open sky, celebrating at a fiesta with other farm families, and listening to his mother singing Mexican songs and his father calling the doves.
Blue Lipstick: Concrete PoemsClarion Books FBA-|292322 - A 15-year-old girl named jessie voices typical—and not so typical—teenage concerns in this unique, hilarious collection of poems. Who else do you know who designs her own clothes and writes poetry to her cat? Jessie’s a girl with strong opinions, and she isn’t shy about sharing them. Her funny, sarcastic take on high school life is revealed through concrete poetry: words, ideas, type, and design that combine to make pictures and patterns.
The poems are inventive, irresistible, irreverent, and full of surprises—just like Jessie—and the playful layout and ingenious graphics extend the wry humor. Her musings about trying out new makeup and hairstyles, playing volleyball and cello, and dealing with her annoying younger brother are never boring or predictable.
My Diary From Here to There/Mi diario de aqui hasta allaChildren's Book Press - As she and her family make the journey north, hopes, Amada records her fears, and dreams for their new life in her diary. With humor and insight, Pérez recounts the story of her family’s immigration to America. One night, amada overhears her parents whisper about moving from Mexico to Los Angeles, where greater opportunity awaits.
What if she can’t learn english? how can she leave her best friend? Along the way, Amada learns that with her family's love and her belief in herself, she can weather any change. Maya christina Gonzalez' vibrant artwork captures every detail of their journey.
Spanish Stories / Cuentos Españoles A Dual-Language Book English and Spanish EditionDover Publications - Designed for the lover of fine literature as well as the intermediate language student, this dual-language book contains 13 great, representative Spanish short stories. The dual format saves hours in word-hunting and note-taking, allowing more time for intensified study of the language, building vocabulary and practicing conversation.
First-rate stories range from the medieval tales of don juan Manuel and the classics of Cervantes, Camilo Jose Cela, Alarcon and Miguel de Unamuno to the highly acclaimed contemporary works of Jorge Luis Borges, and Juan Goytisolo. Also included are satirical views of spanish life by Leopolda Alas Clarin and Emilia Pardo Bazan, charming sketches by Ricardo Palma, and the socially and politically inspired writings of Benito Lynch and Horacia Quiroga.
Spanish Stories / Cuentos Españoles A Dual-Language Book English and Spanish Edition - With this book, language students will be able to follow Spanish classics in the original while having immediate access to a complete, faithful English translation on the facing page. The present volume also contains an informative essay on Spanish literature, a biographical-critical introduction to each story, notes on obscure references and idioms and a Spanish-to-English vocabulary.
Students of language and comparative literature will find the dual-language format convenient and helpful and the stories deeply satisfying; readers interested in Spanish literature will want to add this important and stimulating collection to their personal libraries. Dover Publications. Chronologically arranged to illustrate the development of the story form in Spanish, the stories are presented both in Spanish and English, enabling students to learn a language while simultaneously studying literary classics.
Edited by former queens college professor Angel Flores, the volume includes brilliant works not available in any other edition published in the U.
Notes on the AssemblageCity Lights Publishers - One generation. Notes from the assemblage further carves out Herrera's place in American letters. David tomas martinez "at home with field workers, little children, old folks, wage slaves, scholars and prisoners, the avant-garde, artists, students, the homeless, traditionalists, the bilingual Juan Felipe Herrera is the real thing: a populist treasure.
He will fulfill his appointment as U. S. The heads carved into my own mount rushmás would be Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, Frida Kahlo, El Chapulín Colorado, Selena, and Juan Felipe Herrera. As the first chicano Laureate, he will empower all diverse cultures. Janice mirikitani "herrera is … a sometimes hermetic, wildly inventive, part english, part written, part something else: an art grounded in ethnic identity, part oral, fueled by collective pride, whose work commands attention for its style alone … Many poets since the 1960s have dreamed of a new hybrid art, always unpredictable poet, yet irreducibly individual too.
Notes on the Assemblage - Exuberant and socially engaged, this collection of new work from the nation's first Latino Poet Laureate is brimming with the wide-open vision and hard-won wisdom of a poet whose life and creative arc have spanned chasms of culture in an endless crossing, reflective and healing, dreaming and back again.
. I am an adamant objector to the Horatio Alger myth of pulling oneself up by the bootstraps, but Herrera's story is one of epic American proportions. This year juan felipe herrera's notes on the assemblage has been a ladder of hope …"—Ada Limón, The New Yorker "Juan Felipe Herrera's family has gone from migrant worker to poet laureate of the United States in one generation.
Bravo! bravo!"—al young "while reporters can give you the what, and where of a war, when, a poet with the enormous gifts of Juan Herrera can give you its soul.
My Own True Name: New and Selected Poems for Young Adults, 1984-1999 Pinata Books for Young AdultsArte Publico Pr - City Lights Books. More than sixty poems, " "abuelita magic, some with spanish translations, " "Graduation Morning, " "Legal Alien, " "Border Town 1938, include such titles as "The Young Sor Juana, " and "In the Blood. Dover Publications. Used book in Good Condition.
Dear Primo: A Letter to My CousinAbrams Books for Young Readers FBA-|289870 - City Lights Books. Charlie plays in fallen leaves; Carlitos plays among the local cacti. Inspired by the ancient art of the Mixtecs and other cultures of Mexico, Tonatiuh incorporates their stylized forms into his own artwork. F&p level: mf&p genre: RF Dover Publications. Spanish words are scattered among the English text, providing a wonderful way to introduce the language and culture of Mexico to young children.
Dear primo covers the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of two very different childhoods, while also emphasizing how alike Charlie and Carlitos are at heart. From first-time mexican author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh comes the story of two cousins, one in America and one in Mexico, and how their daily lives are different yet similar.
Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin - Used book in Good Condition. Charlie takes the subway to school; Carlitos rides his bike.
Poetry Speaks Who I Am: Poems of Discovery, Inspiration, Independence, and Everything Else A Poetry Speaks ExperienceSourcebooks Jabberwocky - Dover Publications. It can be hilarious or heart-breaking. You'll hear poets both classic and contemporary, including: --dana gioia expresses the hunger of a "vampire's serenade" --elizabeth alexander waits for that second kiss in "Zodiac" --Langston Hughes flings his arms wide in "Dream Variations" --Marilyn Nelson reads to her class in "How I Discovered Poetry" --Paul Muldoon's poem "Sideman, well-known and refreshingly new, " brought loudly to life by the band Rackett --And 39 more poems that are immediate and vibrant From Lucille Clifton's "Here Yet Be Dragons" to Edgar Allan Poe's "Annabel Lee" to "Tia Chucha, " by Luis J.
Dive in-find the poem you love, the one that knocks the wind out of you, the one that makes you laugh, the one that makes you angry, and become a part of Poetry Speaks Who I Am by adding your own inside the book. It can be gritty and difficult. At the very least, it'll be a good time. Dive in, and happy hunting.
Poetry Speaks Who I Am: Poems of Discovery, Inspiration, Independence, and Everything Else A Poetry Speaks Experience - Poetry speaks who i am is filled with more than 100 remarkable poems about you, who you are, and who you are becoming. If you're lucky, it'll serve as a gateway to a lifetime lived with poetry. Poetry can be life altering. Used book in Good Condition. City Lights Books.