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The Resource Riding low on the streets of gold : [Latino literature for young adults], edited, with an introduction, by Judith Ortiz Cofer

Riding low on the streets of gold : [Latino literature for young adults], edited, with an introduction, by Judith Ortiz Cofer

Label
Riding low on the streets of gold : [Latino literature for young adults]
Title
Riding low on the streets of gold
Title remainder
[Latino literature for young adults]
Statement of responsibility
edited, with an introduction, by Judith Ortiz Cofer
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"There seemed to be no way out of the custom. Her arguments were always the same and always turned into pleas. 'But, Ama', it's embarrassing. I'm too old for that. I'm an adult,'" Naomi says in Helena Maria Viramontes' story Growing. Ever since Naomi hit high school and puberty, she began to notice that there were too many expectations, and no one instructed her on how to fulfill them." In her tradition-bound family and under the thundering gaze of her father, Naomi struggles to stretch the limitations imposed on her by her family, even as her mind expands along with her changing body. Like Growing, the pieces in this anthology for young adults reveal the struggles of discovering a new self and the trials of leaving behind an old one. This extraordinary collection gathers a wealth of stories and poems that explore the challenges of negotiating identity and relationships with others, struggling with authority, learning to love oneself and challenging the roles society demands of teenagers and adults. Edited by well-known poet and prose-writer Judith Ortiz Cofer, the collection includes work by such leading Latino writers as Pat Mora, Jesus Salvador Trevino, Tomas Rivera, Virgil Suarez, Jose Marti, Viramontes and Ortiz Cofer herself. Included as well are new voices that represent the freshness and vigor of youth: Mike Padilla, Daniel Chacon, and Sarah Cortez. For many students across the United States, this text will serve as their first rewarding introduction to diverse writers of Latino/Latina literature. This beautiful collection gathers a wealth of stories and poems that are studded with the challenges of negotiating identity and learning to love the bodies and worlds in which young adults find themselves. Edited by well-known poet and prose writer Judith Ortiz Cofer, the collection includes work by Pat Mora, Nicholasa Mohr, Tomas Rivera, and Virgil Suarez
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
860.8/09283/089068073
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ5
LC item number
.R397 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cofer, Judith Ortiz
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hispanic Americans
  • American literature
  • Hispanic Americans
  • American literature
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Riding low on the streets of gold : [Latino literature for young adults], edited, with an introduction, by Judith Ortiz Cofer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-198)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I / José Martí -- Amanda / Roberta Fernández -- [excerpt] from ...y no se lo tragó la tierra : ...and the earth did not devour him ; The salamanders / Tomás Rivera -- The fabulous sinkhole / Jesús Salvador Treviño -- Fences ; Same song ; Tomás Rivera / Pat Mora -- Growing / Helena María Viramontes -- Haunt ; Walking home / Sarah Cortez -- Carrying Sergei / Mike Padilla -- He couldn't guess my name / Jesús Colón -- Pillars of gold and silver / Beatriz de la Garza -- Religious instructions for young casualties ; Affirmations #3, take off your mask ; Life is a journey / Sandra María Esteves -- Ricardito / Virgil Suárez -- Too white / Daniel Chacón -- Toreando el tren or bullfighting the train / Victor Villaseñor -- Primary lessons ; Volar / Judith Ortiz Cofer -- Additional works by these authors
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
198 pages
Isbn
9781558853805
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003061231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
  • ocm53953687
  • (OCoLC)53953687
Label
Riding low on the streets of gold : [Latino literature for young adults], edited, with an introduction, by Judith Ortiz Cofer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-198)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I / José Martí -- Amanda / Roberta Fernández -- [excerpt] from ...y no se lo tragó la tierra : ...and the earth did not devour him ; The salamanders / Tomás Rivera -- The fabulous sinkhole / Jesús Salvador Treviño -- Fences ; Same song ; Tomás Rivera / Pat Mora -- Growing / Helena María Viramontes -- Haunt ; Walking home / Sarah Cortez -- Carrying Sergei / Mike Padilla -- He couldn't guess my name / Jesús Colón -- Pillars of gold and silver / Beatriz de la Garza -- Religious instructions for young casualties ; Affirmations #3, take off your mask ; Life is a journey / Sandra María Esteves -- Ricardito / Virgil Suárez -- Too white / Daniel Chacón -- Toreando el tren or bullfighting the train / Victor Villaseñor -- Primary lessons ; Volar / Judith Ortiz Cofer -- Additional works by these authors
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
198 pages
Isbn
9781558853805
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003061231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
  • ocm53953687
  • (OCoLC)53953687

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