Stories from El Barrio

Stories from El Barrio

by Piri Thomas
     
 

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Piri Thomas, who reached millions of readers with his bestselling autobiography, Down These Mean Streets, now gives readers of all ages a vivid slice of the life in El Barrio�a place where people face their problems with energy, ingenuity and love. He draws vivid stories from his past experiences and makes us feel what it means to be poor and proud and generous…  See more details below

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Piri Thomas, who reached millions of readers with his bestselling autobiography, Down These Mean Streets, now gives readers of all ages a vivid slice of the life in El Barrio�a place where people face their problems with energy, ingenuity and love. He draws vivid stories from his past experiences and makes us feel what it means to be poor and proud and generous; to be streetwise and full of bravado but frightened, too; to struggle to go straight; to be ashamed of being ashamed; to dream. Speaking in the voice of the streets and from his heart, Piri captures the spirit, the laughter and the hope of his people.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Eight streetwise episodes of life in Spanish Harlem describe the gangs, violence and poverty that cloak the pride in family and community that somehow survives in this environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780915117116
Publisher:
Freedom Voices Publications
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
135
Product dimensions:
6.35(w) x 8.53(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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