Barrio: Jose's Neighborhood

Barrio: Jose's Neighborhood

by George Ancona

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Barrio: Jose's Neighborhood by George Ancona

A young first-generation American celebrates the festive, intimate spirit of his community. Welcome to Jose's neighborhood. In his barrio, people speak an easy mix of Spanish and English and sometimes even Chinese. The masked revelry of Halloween leads into the festive remembrances of the Day of the Dead. And murals on the walls and buildings sing out the stories of the people who live here. As familiar as any neighborhood yet as strange as a foreign country, Jose's barrio isn't in Mexico or Argentina - it's in San Francisco. Award-winning author and photographer George Ancona follows Jose through a season in the barrio, and in the process gives readers a glimpse of a community as rich and varied as America itself.

George Ancona's photographs have illustrated more than seventy books for children, several of which were named ALA Notable Books. His book Powwow was named a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Ancona now makes his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780613113083
Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
Publication date: 10/28/1998
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 10.12(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author


George Ancona's photography has appeared in over sixty books for children, many of which he wrote and illustrated. His work has earned numerous honors, including a 1987 New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book Award and the New York Academy of Science Award. The highly acclaimed American Family Farm, an ALA Notable Book, was the first book he illustrated for Harcourt Brace.
 


George Ancona's photography has appeared in over sixty books for children, many of which he wrote and illustrated. His work has earned numerous honors, including a 1987 New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book Award and the New York Academy of Science Award. The highly acclaimed American Family Farm, an ALA Notable Book, was the first book he illustrated for Harcourt Brace.
 

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