In My Family (En mi familia)

In My Family (En mi familia)

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by Carmen Lomas Garza
     
 

ISBN-10: 0892391634

ISBN-13: 9780892391639

Pub. Date: 04/28/2013

Publisher: Lee & Low Books, Inc.

In her eagerly-awaited second book for children,In My Family/En mi familia, internationally-renowned artist Carmen Lomas Garza takes us once again to her hometown of Kingsville, Texas, near the border with Mexico. Through vibrant paintings and warm personal stories, Carmen brings to life more loving memories of growing up in a traditional Mexican American

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In her eagerly-awaited second book for children,In My Family/En mi familia, internationally-renowned artist Carmen Lomas Garza takes us once again to her hometown of Kingsville, Texas, near the border with Mexico. Through vibrant paintings and warm personal stories, Carmen brings to life more loving memories of growing up in a traditional Mexican American community: eatingempanadas, witnessing the blessing on her cousin's wedding day, and dancing to theconjuntoband at the neighborhood restaurant.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892391639
Publisher:
Lee & Low Books, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2013
Edition description:
Spanish Language Edition
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
145,607
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
830L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 Years

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In My Family (En mi familia) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Garza's images and stories capture latino and Mexican-American culture well. The images are beautiful and bright. We love reading this book and are glad to have spanish and english options for reading.
NaomiCamacho More than 1 year ago
Basically, since I'm Hispanic, I can relate to many of the scenarios the author places us in as we see her art. Each picture is a like looking at a picture from a scrapbook. As she talked, I felt myself think back to my own memories with my family. I think she did a great job of relaying our culture to others. Other cultures can relate as well because after all, we all have families of our very own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
JenLG More than 1 year ago
It's not often I've come across a book that I feel could've been written about my family, but this one could be it! It provides the reader a window into some of the traditions and experiences of Mexican-American families. Sometimes describing Mexican-American cultural traditions and experiences to one unfamiliar with them can com across a bit strange. From the age-old earache treatment of burning a fire on one end of a cone-shaped newspaper applied to the ear, to the healing rituals of the "curandera," this outstanding book fits the definition of a culturally authentic picture book. The book itself is a visual treat for it provides rich, colorful illustrations depicting glimpses into the childhood of the author Carmen Lomas Garza. Each painting tells it's own story, including celebrations of birthdays with barbeques (fiestas), Easter egg decorating (cascarones), and Saturday night dances (conjuntos). Reading this book reminded me of my own childhood, and the fact that it reveals such similarity to my own makes me feel like I could have written this book! Overall, the detail, language, and events portrayed are truly authentic, and I would recommend this book as a must-read for anyone wanting to learn more about Mexican-American culture.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book gives a great example on an account, which can be compared to most any child, on how a child grows up, good and bad, in any city, town or neighborhood, and the impact that their family and friends have on them. The pictures are full of life and emotion as well.