Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing up Latino in the United States

Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing up Latino in the United States

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ISBN-13: 9780449704363
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/28/1995
Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.87(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Lori M. Carlson is an editor and translator who has concentrated on bringing Latino literature to American readers. As coeditor of Where Angels Glide at Dawn, she introduced new Latin American authors to younger readers. She is also the editor of American Eyes and Barrio Streets Carnival Dreams: Three Generations of Latino Artistry (both Holt). Her most recent book is Sol a Sol: Bilingual Poems. Ms. Carlson lives with her husband in New York City.

Table of Contents

Editor's Note by Lori M. Carlson Introduction by Oscar Hijuelos

SCHOOL DAYS English con Salsa by Gina Valdés

Translating Grandfather's House
Traduciendo la casa de mi abuelo

Good Hot Dogs by Sandra Cisneros
Buenos Hot Dogs

A Puerto Rican Girl's Sentimental Education by Johnna Vega
La educación sentimental de una niña puertorriqueña

Learning English by Luis Alberto Ambroggio
Aprender el ingles

HOME AND HOMELAND Where You From? by Gina Valdés

Nothing More by Alfredo Chacón
Nada más

Brown Girl, Blond Okie by Gary Soto
Chica morena, campesina rubia

Why Do Men Wear Earrings on One Ear? by Trinidad Sanchez, Jr.

For Ray by Ana Castillo
Para Ray

Aquatic Show by Daniel Jácome Roca
Espectáculo acuático

A PROMISING FUTURE Why Am I So Brown? by Trinidad Sanchez, Jr.

Solidarity by Amado Nervo

We Would Like You to Know by Ana Castillo
Nos gustaría que sepan

Return by Berta G. Montalvo

Love Poem for My People by Pedro Pietri
Poema de amor para mi gente

The Calling by Luis J. Rodríguez
El llamado

Glossary Biographical Notes

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Lindsey_Miller More than 1 year ago
This collection is a treasure among poetry, not only for its rich collection of voices and poignant social commentary on being Latin in America, but for its brutal honesty and courageous content that reveals both the beautiful and horrendous aspects of American culture as well as the Latin culture that these poets have left behind. All of the voices teach educational lessons to the readers, and bring an edge about the realities of living in America that can only be told accurately through the mouths of those experiencing it. This is an excellent read for all cultures who've found themselves in America, especially those who grow up in secluded suburban neighborhoods and have no concept or empathy for 'the other'. I recommend this text to all readers, especially early teens since so few books of poetry are written for this age group. -Lindsey Miller,
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a great book. becasue it teaches different people that are not Latinos what we face and what goes throught in our daily life being Latinos.
NMS09 on LibraryThing 29 days ago
This book is fool of poems that reflect what it is growing up latino in American and in parts of latin America. The poems were written in english and translated into spanis and vice versa; poems written in spanish that were translated into English. There are poems written by well known latino poems like Sandra Cisneros, Gary Soto, Oscar Hijuelos, and Luis Rodriguez. I particulary enjoy "Love Poem for my People", by Pedro Pietri
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