Leaving Glorytown

Autor: Eduardo F. Calcines
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 9781429948319
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Eduardo F. Calcines was a child of Fidel Castro's Cuba; he was just three years old when Castro came to power in January 1959. After that, everything changed for his family and his country. When he was ten, his family applied for an exit visa to emigrate to America and he was ridiculed by his schoolmates and even his teachers for being a traitor to his country. But even worse, his father was sent to an agricultural reform camp to do hard labor as punishment for daring to want to leave Cuba. During the years to come, as he grew up in Glorytown, a neighborhood in the city of Cienfuegos, Eduardo hoped with all his might that their exit visa would be granted before he turned fifteen, the age at which he would be drafted into the army. In this absorbing memoir, by turns humorous and heartbreaking, Eduardo Calcines recounts his boyhood and chronicles the conditions that led him to wish above all else to leave behind his beloved extended family and his home for a chance at a better future.

Leaving Glorytown

Autor: Eduardo F. Calcines
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 9780374343941
File Size: 57,31 MB
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Eduardo F. Calcines was a child of Fidel Castro's Cuba; he was just three years old when Castro came to power in January 1959. After that, everything changed for his family and his country. When he was ten, his family applied for an exit visa to emigrate to America and he was ridiculed by his schoolmates and even his teachers for being a traitor to his country. But even worse, his father was sent to an agricultural reform camp to do hard labor as punishment for daring to want to leave Cuba. During the years to come, as he grew up in Glorytown, a neighborhood in the city of Cienfuegos, Eduardo hoped with all his might that their exit visa would be granted before he turned fifteen, the age at which he would be drafted into the army. In this absorbing memoir, by turns humorous and heartbreaking, Eduardo Calcines recounts his boyhood and chronicles the conditions that led him to wish above all else to leave behind his beloved extended family and his home for a chance at a better future.

The Pout Pout Fish

Autor: Deborah Diesen
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 1429916338
File Size: 30,77 MB
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A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER Deep in the water, Mr. Fish swims about With his fish face stuck In a permanent pout. Can his pals cheer him up? Will his pout ever end? Is there something he can learn From an unexpected friend? Swim along with the pout-pout fish as he discovers that being glum and spreading "dreary wearies" isn't really his destiny. Bright ocean colors and playful rhyme come together in this fun fish story that's sure to turn even the poutiest of frowns upside down.The Pout-Pout Fish is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Darkroom

Autor: Lila Quintero Weaver
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817357149
File Size: 42,92 MB
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Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White is an arresting and moving personal story about childhood, race, and identity in the American South, rendered in stunning illustrations by the author, Lila Quintero Weaver. In 1961, when Lila was five, she and her family emigrated from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Marion, Alabama, in the heart of Alabama’s Black Belt. As educated, middle-class Latino immigrants in a region that was defined by segregation, the Quinteros occupied a privileged vantage from which to view the racially charged culture they inhabited. Weaver and her family were firsthand witnesses to key moments in the civil rights movement. But Darkroom is her personal story as well: chronicling what it was like being a Latina girl in the Jim Crow South, struggling to understand both a foreign country and the horrors of our nation’s race relations. Weaver, who was neither black nor white, observed very early on the inequalities in the American culture, with its blonde and blue-eyed feminine ideal. Throughout her life, Lila has struggled to find her place in this society and fought against the discrimination around her.

Estrella S Quincea Era

Autor: Malin Alegria
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0689878109
File Size: 69,31 MB
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Estrella's mother and aunt are planning a gaudy, traditional quinceaänera for her, even though it is the last thing she wants.

The Barn Burner

Autor: Patricia Willis
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780439305280
File Size: 26,78 MB
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In 1933 while running from a bad situation at home and suspected of having set fire to a barn, fourteen-year-old Ross finds haven with a loving family which helps him make an important decision.

Value Packed Booktalks

Autor: Lucy Schall
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 159884735X
File Size: 37,19 MB
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In this guide, 100 recommended books and booktalks offer the perfect way to start value discussions with teens and teen/adult book groups. * Ready-to-use booktalks and curriculum connections for 100 recently published YA books * Information that includes fiction/nonfiction/verse/graphic designation, age level suggestion, gender suggestion, lists of themes and topics, summary/description, a value statement, a booktalk, at least three curriculum connections, and five related works * Organization by values to facilitate relating a book within one genre to a book that addresses a similar value, but is classified in another genre * A related works section for each featured title

Reading Globally K 8

Autor: Barbara A. Lehman
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412973929
File Size: 32,78 MB
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Showing how teachers can infuse global literature throughout the K–8 curriculum, this inspiring guide recommends numerous outstanding books and provides a wealth of teaching ideas.

Tastes Like Cuba

Autor: Eduardo Machado
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101217006
File Size: 39,36 MB
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Born into a well-to-do family in Cuba in 1953, Eduardo Machado saw firsthand the effects of the rising Castro regime. When he and his brother were sent to the United States on one of the Peter Pan flights of 1961, they did not know if they would ever see their parents or their home again. From his experience living in exile in Los Angeles to becoming an actor, director, playwright and professor in New York, Machado explores what it means to say good-bye to the only home one’s ever known, and what it means to be a Latino in America today. Filled with delicious recipes and powerful tales of family, loss, and self discovery, Tastes Like Cuba delivers the story of Eduardo’s rich and delectable life—reminding us that no matter where we go, there is no place that feels (and tastes) better than home.

Celebrating Cuentos

Autor: Jamie Campbell Naidoo
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1591589045
File Size: 62,18 MB
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More effectively meet the diverse literacy needs of the growing Latino population by learning how to evaluate and select quality Latino children's literature. * Figures relating to Latino population growth, home language of Latinos, and stressors of recently arrived Latinos * Extensive bibliography of print and web resources for developing collections of quality materials about Latino cultures, professional publications related relating to evaluating Latino children's literature and integrating the literature into classrooms and libraries, and recommended English, Spanish, and bilingual children's and young adult books about Latinos * Contains useful resources such as reproducible bookmarks of recommended Latino children's books, evaluation sheets for analyzing Latino children's books for stereotypes, and a bingo sheet for professional development related to library services for Latinos and Latino children