Las Ni As

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Las Ni?as is a collection of autobiographical childhood memories of three Mexican-American sisters. It recounts their struggles while being raised as the first generation born in America of their Mexican family. Las Ni?as portrays common situations that immigrant families can relate to through their own process of cultural assimilation. Each chapter is a different childhood memory celebrating culture, life and change through humor and self-reflection. Its creative style and unique display of a child's perception ...
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Softcover Softcover. Brand new book. AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Las Ni?as is a collection of autobiographical childhood memories of three Mexican-American sisters. It recounts their ... struggles while being raised as the first generation born in America of their Mexican family. Las Ni?as portrays common situations that immigrant families can relate to through their own process of cultural assimilation. Each chapter is a different childhood memory celebrating culture, life and change through humor and self-reflection. Its creative style and unique display of a child's perception will entice many genres of readers and provide insight on the possible challenges that many recent immigrants face with their family's new generation in America. The childhood memories lightly touch on issues of immigration, learning English as a second language and assimilating into the American culture. Las Ni?as reveals the most humorous, intimate and traumatic events that occurred as Sarita, Chuchen and Nini grew up in their family's new c Read more Show Less

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Las Niñas is a collection of autobiographical childhood memories of three Mexican-American sisters. It recounts their struggles while being raised as the first generation born in America of their Mexican family. Las Niñas portrays common situations that immigrant families can relate to through their own process of cultural assimilation. Each chapter is a different childhood memory celebrating culture, life and change through humor and self-reflection. Its creative style and unique display of a child's perception will entice many genres of readers and provide insight on the possible challenges that many recent immigrants face with their family's new generation in America. The childhood memories lightly touch on issues of immigration, learning English as a second language and assimilating into the American culture. Las Niñas reveals the most humorous, intimate and traumatic events that occurred as Sarita, Chuchen and Nini grew up in their family's new country, ultimately providing the foundation for surviving their father's death at such a young age. The bond among the three sisters allows the reader to feel their family's pride and growth in a dual culture. Nevertheless, the reader's own entertainment and personal relevance will be the greatest contributor to Las Niñas' popularity and triumph.

Las Niñas represent an honest and heart-felt account of first generation Latinas, American-born girls, who grew up in a Mexican cultural cocoon, to open it and converge in to their outgoing personalities into middleclass ethnic America. The authoress provides a most candid and enlightening perspective of growing up in America in the Latino barrio.
Andrea Alessandra

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  • ISBN-13: 9781888205091
  • Publisher: Floricanto Press
  • Publication date: 7/23/2008
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.32 (d)

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  • Posted January 12, 2009

    First Rate Biography..Enriching reading experience...Excellent first book...Wonderful story....Compelling Reading...I read it all within 2 hours.... A valuable first book...Culturally Enriching.... Spiritually Uplifting.... Hooray for Sarah Garcia

    If you have daughters, if you have sisters, if you have family members that need a shot of earthly reality, you should buy them this book. Buy 6 at a time... believe me we all have at least that many family members that need to have their reality lifted. I won't describe the story(s) other than to say each was beautifully written with a beginning, middle and end to each and a whole thought and lesson to be learned and appreciated in each of the 20 chapters. Sarah and Las Ninas had a loving and demonstrative father and a beautiful and brave mother. Las Ninas also had loving Abuelitas, Tias, Tios and Primas that have remained loving and involved in their lives providing them with love, support, faith family, fiesta, memoria and suenos. Keep this book in your library for inspiration and buy several to give to friends. This is truly a remarkable story about a loving extended and accomplished family.

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