Barrio: Jose's Neighborhood

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Welcome to José's neighborhood. In his barrio, people speak an easy mix of Spanish and English and sometimes even Chinese. The masked revelry of Halloween leads into the festive remembrances of the Day of the Dead. And murals on the walls and buildings sing out the stories of the people who live here. As familiar as any neighborhood yet as strange as a foreign country, Jose's barrio isn't in Mexico or Argentina—it's in San Francisco. Award-winning author and photographer George Ancona follows José through a ...

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Overview

Welcome to José's neighborhood. In his barrio, people speak an easy mix of Spanish and English and sometimes even Chinese. The masked revelry of Halloween leads into the festive remembrances of the Day of the Dead. And murals on the walls and buildings sing out the stories of the people who live here. As familiar as any neighborhood yet as strange as a foreign country, Jose's barrio isn't in Mexico or Argentina—it's in San Francisco. Award-winning author and photographer George Ancona follows José through a season in the barrio, and in the process gives readers a glimpse of a community as rich and varied as America itself.

Presents life in a barrio in San Francisco, describing the school, recreation, holidays, and family life of an eight-year-old boy who lives there.

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The Mission District of San Francisco is home to young Jos Luis, an active, curious member of his Latino family and community. Through the artful use of photographic compositions, color, point of view, and clear, fluid prose, Ancona shows Jos and his life in El barrio. (Gr 1-5) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780152010485
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Edition description: Spanish Language Edition
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 643,811
  • Age range: 7 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.04 (w) x 9.03 (h) x 0.23 (d)

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