The Gardens

The Gardens

by Nellie Altamirano-Bustillos


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A book about life in the Barrio of Ela in the 1940. A spiral spin into poverty for Margaret Sepulveda Reyes. A book that gives a true insight into a girls role in a gang. Josie, Bernice and Nellie live this role but know there is a better life out of the project. Away from the gang they make plans and they have dreams. As adults they take different roads and enter the 60

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ISBN-13: 9781420816648
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 02/04/2005
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 0.54(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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The Gardens 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is a book that is to open readers eyes and show them that poverty and the struggles that come with it isn't just a late night show that we watch on T.V. It's a reality that many people have to face every day of their lives.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is being taught at many Universities in the Chicana Studies. It was written not to down the Chicanas but so people will understand the young that are coming up. When you see a pachuca you know she is smart,PROUD, and scared. HELP HER. LET HER KNOW SHE CAN SUCCEED.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Obivously the writer was unhappy with her unbringing, however we latinas are a proud people and we do not do our dirty laundry in public, and we do not make our mothers and sibling look like trash in public. Shame on you. You should take writing lessons.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down. I found it inspirational and I am buying my daughter a copy so she can see that she is lucky to not have lived a life filled with fear.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The author appears to be walking down memory lane. It's obvious she misses her sister and the life and dreams they shared. When you have a bad childhood that is all you have...memories. From someone who understands.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Your book was one of the most boring books ever.The lady Josephine was supposilby your sister you talked about her like a dirty tramp.Some sister you are.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing! It was so realistic, it made me laugh and cry. This is definately a must read book.