Barefoot Heart: Stories of a Migrant Child

Barefoot Heart: Stories of a Migrant Child

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by Elva Trevino Hart
     
 

ISBN-10: 0927534819

ISBN-13: 9780927534819

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Bilingual Review Press (AZ)

Autobiography. Latino/a Studies. BAREFOOT HEART is a vividly told autobiographical account of the life of a child growing up in a family of migrant farm workers. Elva Trevino Hart was born in south Texas to Mexican immigrants and spent her childhood moving back and forth between Texas and Minnesota, eventually leaving that world to earn a master's degree in

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Autobiography. Latino/a Studies. BAREFOOT HEART is a vividly told autobiographical account of the life of a child growing up in a family of migrant farm workers. Elva Trevino Hart was born in south Texas to Mexican immigrants and spent her childhood moving back and forth between Texas and Minnesota, eventually leaving that world to earn a master's degree in computer science/engineering. This is a beautiful book, one many of us teaching Laino/a memoir and autobiography have long been waiting for. It is here at last, dear reader, in your hands. To be read and reread, savored to the last word. I extend a heartfelt welcome to the author and her beautiful book - Virgil Suarez, author of HAVANA THURSDAYS.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780927534819
Publisher:
Bilingual Review Press (AZ)
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Pages:
282
Sales rank:
602,454
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
770L (what's this?)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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Barefoot Heart: Stories of a Migrant Child 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
 I loved it!  It takes your soul to that time and place but your body stays behind.  There were no books back then, but there were story tellers. I liked "The Storyteller" so much, that I ended up going online and ordering it so that I could read the WHOLE thing in the comfort of my own  home.  This portion of the story intrigued me and peaked my interest.  People used to be the ones telling me stories, but now I'm the one telling them to other people in my free time. -Cori Lynn Ward 
Amish1949 More than 1 year ago
I was quite taken by this story!  A great book that illustrates the hardwork ethic of those who are often forgotten in the fields, and the power of education  to overcome poverty and discrimination as Elva Trevino Hart has shown.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to read this for a class it was good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this Book is very inspirational and shows the characters of the novel quite well. its a good read and study in a school. it also is touching to see the life of migrant families had it backin the day . veery touching
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great.
waky More than 1 year ago
I think that this is a good inspirational book for people who what to know how it use to be anong time ago.I also think that it is a good book to read for a study guide in a school.
Dwightshipley More than 1 year ago
I think that this book is a good representation of how much of a dificult life migrant families had it back in the day, and in some cases they still have it hard.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think it was hard and interesting being a migrant worker in Texas, Arizona, and Minnesota.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read just a short piece from this book for my high school class, and I must say, the little part I read was enough for me to like this book. I really liked what I read and I would really recommend this book. It is a great piece of literature!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the majority of this book! it was captivating! i was very interested and wanted to keep reading! this book is definitely one worth looking into!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Elma Travino Hart has written a memorable book about her own life, growing up Mexican American in a white world. As she grows she moves from the sanctity of her own family to a more hostile environment that challenges her dignity and self-esteem. The youngest of six children, she was a remarkably resourceful and resilient spirit. She knew that education was the key to her own success, and she pursued it relentlessly and successfully. This is a very touching account of what it is like to be different, and what it takes to find the truth in one's own identity.
JD_McLean More than 1 year ago
I had to read a section of this book for a summer school class. I thought that it was going to be boring but I actually liked it. I was amazed at how good the book was. I liked it because it was easy to read and entertaining at the same time. The story was great and very entertaining. The story actually kept my attention. I think that the story is very good and I recommend it to everyone. I think it is a great story to read with friends or a book club.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From what i've read I think this is a really good book. I love how that marielenas stories enlightented the author and made her a better reader.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I felt the book tapped into her creative ability as a writer to unleash the full potential of her skills as a writer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i thought that it was an ok story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it was a pritty good book
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a sensational book of one woman's childhood stories of the insecurities, trials, and triumphs of a hispanic migrant. Anyone who likes to listen to a storyteller should read this. The author allows you to easily visualize walking in another's shoes!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked The Storyteller because it was heartfelt and it feels like the person was telling me the story as i read it I could see the images
Guest More than 1 year ago
I feel like Elva had a really good story to tell and I believe that this story is good because it comes from real experience. it was a very interesting story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was lucky enough to grow up in a household where everybody loves books and many storties are told with much laughter, so it's no surprise that I've turned to writing as a form of expression. Elva Trevino Hart, on the other hand, lived with a migrant family, so the story of how she realized her potential to be an author was particularly touching. She came from one of the most unlikely places and became what no one around her expected her to be.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked the book alot Elva talks about how it was for her to grow up as a migrant child and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good book to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had to read one exerpt for a summer school class. It wasnt that bad. Its not usually the kind of stories that i normally read, but it wasnt horrible.