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Hispanic, Female and Young: An Anthology
     

Hispanic, Female and Young: An Anthology

by Phyllis Tashlik
 

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Fiction. HISPANIC, FEMALE AND YOUNG: AN ANTHOLOGY will set milestones for young Latino audiences on their road to self-discovery and for more mature readers in their nostalgic pilgrimage to the past. It is a celebration of youth and of America's ethnic diversity.

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Fiction. HISPANIC, FEMALE AND YOUNG: AN ANTHOLOGY will set milestones for young Latino audiences on their road to self-discovery and for more mature readers in their nostalgic pilgrimage to the past. It is a celebration of youth and of America's ethnic diversity.

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Children's Literature - Mary Sue Preissner
This is a compilation of writings of young Hispanic females who participated in an enrichment program through their school. Their teacher obtained a grant for them to study materials outside the curriculum related to their Hispanic heritage, to interview successful Hispanic females, and to have the experience of writing and publishing their work. (The grant also allowed them to learn computer skills by providing the equipment.) Many of these articles convey a sense of pride in their ethnicity and relate the girls' feelings regarding prejudice. Others talk of their family experiences and the feelings common to most teenagers. For schools, the book can be used as an example of student writing experiences. It is also a potential resource for Hispanic heritage month, and units that focus on immigration and urbanization.
Children's Literature - Alexandria LaFaye
This anthology of short stories, personal essays, poems and interviews was complied by a group of 12 eighth-grade girls from Spanish Harlem, and then edited by their teacher. The girls searched for poems and stories that reflected their own cultural heritages and then arranged to have them reprinted here. Along with the poems of poets such as Lorna Dee Cervantes and Judith Ortiz Cofer, there are personal essays and stories written by the students themselves. The personal essays allowed the students to tell stories from their own lives to be enjoyed by readers who have similar backgrounds and other people who are interested in learning more about Hispanic cultures. This unique anthology is a needed and well-planned addition to multicultural collections for young adults.
School Library Journal
Gr 8-12-This collection of poems, essays, and stories by both published and aspiring writers has been selected by Las Mujeres Hispaas, an eighth-grade elective class in Spanish Harlem (El Barrio) schools in New York City. The students searched for, read, and reviewed literature by Hispanic women and then chose examples that would appeal to YAs. They also include three interviews they conducted with women they admire-Ingrid Ramos, Olga Mendez, and Nicholasa Mohr. The stories are emotionally and mentally stimulating. Many will whet readers' appetites for more works by the same or other Hispanic females; unfortunately, there is no bibliography to lead readers to them.-Dona Weisman, Northeast Texas Library System, Garland

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558850804
Publisher:
Arte Publico Press
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.66(d)
Age Range:
11 - 15 Years

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