Growing Up Chicana/o

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Bill Adler, A Lopez, Tiffany A Lopez
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What Does It Mean To Grow Up Chicana/o? When I was growing up, I never read anything in school by anyone who had a "Z" in their last name. This anthology is, in many ways, a public gift to that child who was always searching for herself whithin the pages of a book. from the Introduction by Tiffany Ana Lopez Louie The Foot Gonzalez tells of an eighty-nine-year-old woman with only one tooth who did strange and magical healings... Her name was Dona Tona and she was never taken seriously until someone got sick and sent for her. She'd always show up, even if she had to drag herself, and she stayed as long as needed. Dona Tona didn't seem to mind that after she had helped them, they ridiculed her ways. Rosa Elena Yzquierdo remembers when homemade tortillas and homespun wisdom went hand-in-hand... As children we watched our abuelas lovingly make tortillas. In my own grandmother's kitchen, it was an opportunity for me to ask questions within the safety of that warm room...and the conversation carried resonance far beyond the kitchen... Sandra Cisneros remembers growing up in Chicago... Teachers thought if you were poor and Mexican you didn't have anything to say. Now I know, "We've got to tell our own history...making communication happen between cultures."

From suburban America to Tabasco, Mexico, these stories tell of family relationships, rites of passage, and the joys and tensions that are uniquely Chicana/o. Enter, Growing Up Chicana/o which explodes the myth of the absence of the Chicana/o voice. Chicana/o is name the children of mestizo heritage (blending of the original people of the "New World" with the Spanish conquerers) have given themselves in defining who they are as a people and a growing political entity. As this growing up chicana o, it ends up bodily one of the favored book growing up chicana o collections that we have.

In "Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros, a... Growing Up Chicana/o Kindle Edition by Bill Adler (Author), A Lopez (Author), Tiffany A. Lopez (Author), Tiffany A Lopez (Editor) & 1 more Format: Kindle Edition 4.7 out of 5 stars 26 ratings Growing up Chicano., The ruins., The iguana killer., Dona Tona of Nineteenth Street., Juana Ines., Abuela., Nubes., The horned toad., The moths., The scholarship jacket., The circuit., Concha., Eleven., Pocho (excerpt)., Sister Katherine., Una edad muy tierna, m'ija., Salomon's story., The Comstock journals (excerpt.), The bike., The castle., The McCoy hotel. Overcoming obstacles In the book, Growing up Chicana/o, written by various authors, the characters from each story experience many situations where stereotypes that discriminate their race make their lives much more problematic.