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

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ISBN-10: 1250016789

ISBN-13: 9781250016782

Edition: N/A

Authors: Lori Marie Carlson, �scar Hijuelos

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Growing up Latino in America means speaking two languages, living two lives, learning the rules of two cultures.Cool Salsacelebrates the tones, rhythms, sounds, and experiences of that double life. Here are poems about families and parties, insults and sad memories, hot dogs and mangos, the sweet syllables of Spanish and the snag-toothed traps of English. Here is the glory—and pain—of being Latino American.Latino Americans hail from Cuba and California, Mexico and Michigan, Nicaragua and New York, and editor Lori M. Carlson has made sure to capture all of those accents. With poets such as Sandra Cisneros, Martín Espada, Gary Soto, and Ed Vega, and a very personal introduction by Oscar Hijuelos, this collection encompasses the voices of Latino America. By selecting poems about the experiences of teenagers, Carlson has given a focus to that rich diversity; by presenting the poems both in their original language and in translation, she has made them available to us all.As you move from memories of red wagons to dreams of orange trees to fights with street gangs, you feelCool Salsa’s musical and emotional cross rhythms. Here is a world of exciting poetry for you, y tú también.
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Book details

List price: $10.99
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication date: 3/19/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.528

�scar Hijuelos was born in Manhattan on August 24, 1951 to Cuban immigrants. He received a bachelor's degree and a master of fine arts degree from City College. His first novel, Our House in the Last World, was published in 1983. His other works include The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien, Mr. Ives's Christmas, Empress of the Splendid Season, A Simple Habana Melody (From When the World was Good), and Beautiful Maria of My Soul. His novel, The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, won the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for fiction and was made into a 1992 movie starring Armand Assante and Antonio Banderas. He also wrote a young adult novel entitled Dark Dude and a memoir entitled Thoughts Without Cigarettes. He died on October 12, 2013 at the age of 62.