Las Christmas: Favorite Latino Authors Share Their Holiday Memories

Las Christmas: Favorite Latino Authors Share Their Holiday Memories

by Esmeralda Santiago
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Twenty-five celebrated Latino writers delight and move us with their recollections of Christmas in this holiday extravaganza. From Julia Alvarez's tale of how Santiclo delivered a beloved uncle from political oppression to Junot Diaz's story of his own uneasy assimilation on his first Christmas in America, to Sandra Cisneros's poignant memories of her late father's… See more details below

Overview

Twenty-five celebrated Latino writers delight and move us with their recollections of Christmas in this holiday extravaganza. From Julia Alvarez's tale of how Santiclo delivered a beloved uncle from political oppression to Junot Diaz's story of his own uneasy assimilation on his first Christmas in America, to Sandra Cisneros's poignant memories of her late father's holiday dinners, Las Christmas gives us true stories from writers of many traditions - memories of Christmas and Hanukkah that vividly capture the pride and pain, joy and heart-break, that so often accompany the holidays in the Americas. Richly illustrated and embellished with songs and poems, along with recipes for an unforgettable Christmas dinner - from traditional sweet tamales to Puerto Rican asopao (stew) and coquito (coconut eggnog) - this is an enduring treasury of Latino writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375401510
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/27/1998
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
7.71(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.95(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >