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Bodega Dreams

Bodega Dreams ebook ISBN: 0804154058
Publisher: Vintage
Author: Ernesto B. Quinonez
Number of Pages: 224 
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In a stunning narrative combining the gritty rhythms of Junot Diaz with the noir genius of Walter Mosley, Bodega Dreams pulls us into Spanish Harlem, where the word is out: Willie Bodega is king. Need college tuition for your daughter? Start-up funds for your fruit stand? Bodega can help. He gives everyone a leg up, in exchange only for loyalty—and a steady income from the drugs he pushes. Lyrical, inspired, and darkly funny, this powerful debut novel brilliantly evokes the trial of Chino, a smart, promising young man to whom Bodega turns for a favor. Chino is drawn to Bodega's street-smart idealism, but soon finds himself over his head, navigating an underworld of switchblade tempers, turncoat morality, and murder.

Hispanic-American Writers

Hispanic-American Writers ebook ISBN: 1438133103
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Author: Allison Amend
Number of Pages: 129 
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Profiles notable Hispanic Americans and their work in the field of literature, including Sandra Cisneros, Julia Alvarez, and Junot Díaz.

La Bodega Sold Dreams

La Bodega Sold Dreams ebook ISBN: 9780375705892
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Author: Ernesto Quiñonez
Number of Pages: N.A 
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Latino Literature in America

Latino Literature in America ebook ISBN: 9780313317934
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Author: Bridget A. Kevane
Number of Pages: 149 
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Offering analysis of their most important, popular, and frequently assigned fictional works, this book surveys the contributions of eight notable Latino writers.

Barrio Dreams

Barrio Dreams ebook ISBN: 0520937724
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Author: Arlene Dávila
Number of Pages: 271 
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Arlene Dávila brilliantly considers the cultural politics of urban space in this lively exploration of Puerto Rican and Latino experience in New York, the global center of culture and consumption, where Latinos are now the biggest minority group. Analyzing the simultaneous gentrification and Latinization of what is known as El Barrio or Spanish Harlem, Barrio Dreams makes a compelling case that—despite neoliberalism's race-and ethnicity-free tenets—dreams of economic empowerment are never devoid of distinct racial and ethnic considerations. Dávila scrutinizes dramatic shifts in housing, the growth of charter schools, and the enactment of Empowerment Zone legislation that promises upward mobility and empowerment while shutting out many longtime residents. Foregrounding privatization and consumption, she offers an innovative look at the marketing of Latino space. She emphasizes class among Latinos while touching on black-Latino and Mexican-Puerto Rican relations. Providing a unique multifaceted view of the place of Latinos in the changing urban landscape, Barrio Dreams is one of the most nuanced and original examinations of the complex social and economic forces shaping our cities today.

Writing Off the Hyphen

Writing Off the Hyphen ebook ISBN: 9780295988245
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Author: José L. Torres-Padilla,Carmen Haydée Rivera
Number of Pages: 361 
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The sixteen essays in Writing Off the Hyphen approach the literature of the Puerto Rican diaspora from current theoretical positions, with provocative and insightful results. Prominent writers such as Rosario Ferr and Judith Ortiz Cofer are discussed alongside often-neglected writers such as Honolulu-based Rodney Morales and gay writer Manuel Ramos Otero. Jos Torres-Padilla is associate professor of English, State University of New York at Plattsburgh. Carmen Haydee Rivera is associate professor of English, University of Puerto Rico.

La Bodega Sold Dreams

La Bodega Sold Dreams ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
Author: Miguel Piñero
Number of Pages: 47 
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A collection of poetry by the famed Puerto Rican playwright.

Harlem on Our Minds

Harlem on Our Minds ebook ISBN: 0807771643
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Author: Valerie Kinloch
Number of Pages: 225 
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Ginwright examines the role of community based organizations (CBOs) in the lives and development of black urban youth. The author argues that these organizations have the potential to provide a powerful influence in "how young people choose to participate in schooling and civic life." Ginwright bases his observations on a five-year study of a CBO he created in Oakland, California. The book shows readers that the lives of poor, black, urban youth are not quite as determined by locale and income as more deterministic readings have argued, and that there is real hope for positive change in these urban communities.

Conscious Women Rock the Page: Using Hip-Hop Fiction to Incite Social Change

Conscious Women Rock the Page: Using Hip-Hop Fiction to Incite Social Change ebook ISBN: 0615199879
Publisher: Lulu.com
Author: Marcella Runell Hall
Number of Pages: 164 
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Three award-winning activists and novelists-Black Artemis, E-Fierce, and J-Love, join social justice educator Marcella Runell Hall and a diverse team of seasoned educators to develop this collection of engaging and timely standards-referenced lesson plans for 6-12 and beyond. These lessons explore the tools of oppression that keep us divided such as violence, patriarchy and racism. The lessons are based on the popular books: The Sista Hood: On the Mic, Picture Me Rollin' and That White Girl.

Nosh New York

Nosh New York ebook ISBN: 1466853387
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Griffin
Author: Myra Alperson
Number of Pages: 320 
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Whether you're a lifelong New Yorker or you're visiting for the first time, when you're in the Big Apple you're in food heaven - a nosher's paradise where you can find the freshest and most authentic foods of any cuisine in the world, from steaming soup dumplings to Persian Kebabs, Moroccan tagines, Chinese bubble tea, Senegalese ginger beer, Colombian cholados, kosher focaccia bread, the freshest Italian cheeses, Guyanese roti and more! In this thorough and user-friendly book, passionate New York food guide Myra Alperson takes readers on her popular tours around town. Organized by borough and divided into easy-to-follow walks -- each of which can be done in an afternoon -- she points readers to the best ethnic restaurants, cafes, bakeries, tea houses, take-out stores, specialty shops, produce stands, supermarkets, and other food hot spots. From generations-old favorites to vibrant newcomers, the delicious discoveries and include the best: - Indian, Greek, Brazilian, Cuban, Romanian, Irish, Chinese, Afghan and Thai spots in Queens - Italian, Kosher, Caribbean, Polish, Scandinavian, Russian and Moroccan delights in Brooklyn - Chinese, West African, Soul Food, Mexican, Dominican, Korean and Turkish finds in Manhattan - Sicilian, Albanian, Jamaican and Cambodian delights in the Bronx - And much more. You'll also discover: New York's last authentic beer garden * where to buy Chilean hot dogs and Brazilian pizza* the newest wave of Egyptian markets * the last Kosher market in Brighton Beach and the only Norwegian market in New York City * fun and delectable side trips * vegetarian and kid-friendly finds * cultural information for each neighborhood, along with info on the best parks, museums, gift shops, and bookstores. Complete with subway, bus, and car directions along with detailed maps of each neighborhood covered, Nosh New York turns an afternoon in the city into a delicious food adventure.

Taína

Taína ebook ISBN: 1984897497
Publisher: Vintage
Author: Ernesto Quiñonez
Number of Pages: 256 
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A uniquely dark, coming-of-age novel rife with urban magical realism, love, and redemption, from the author of Bodega Dreams When Julio, a teenager living in Spanish Harlem, hears that Taina, a pregnant fifteen-year-old from his high school claims to be a virgin, he decides to believe her. Julio has a history of strange visions and his blind and unrequited love for Taina will unleash a whirlpool of emotions that will bring him to question his hard-working Puerto Rican mother and his communist Ecuadorian father, his beliefs and even the building blocks of modern science (after seeing the conception of Taina’s baby as a revolution in nature). After meeting Taína's uncle, "El Vejigante", an ex-con with a dark past, he accepts his proposal to support her during her pregnancy and becomes entangled in a web of crime that, while taking him closer to Taína, ultimately reveals a family secret that will not leave him unscathed.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Latino Literature: Q-Z

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Latino Literature: Q-Z ebook ISBN: 9780313339738
Publisher: Greenwood
Author: Nicolás Kanellos
Number of Pages: 1359 
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Entries cover individual writers, themes, concepts, genres, historical events and topics, movements, associations and organizations, ethnic and national literatures, and publishers and magazines.

Spanish/English Codeswitching in a Written Corpus

Spanish/English Codeswitching in a Written Corpus ebook ISBN: 9027295379
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Author: Laura Callahan
Number of Pages: 183 
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Spanish/English codeswitching in published work represents a claim to the right to participate in the marketplace on a bilingual and not just monolingual basis. This book offers a syntactic and sociolinguistic analysis of the codeswitching in a corpus of thirty texts: novels and short stories published in the United States by twenty-four authors between 1970-2000. An application of the Matrix Language Frame model shows that written codeswitching follows for the most part the same syntactic patterns as its spoken counterpart. The reasons why some written codeswitching is considered to be artificial or inauthentic are examined. An overview of written codeswitching research is given, including titles of many texts in addition to the corpus that contain codeswitching between diverse languages. The book concludes with a look at how codeswitching is used by writers to attain their objectives, and what the implications may be for the relative positions of Spanish, English, and Spanish/English codeswitching in the United States.

Havana Lunar

Havana Lunar ebook ISBN: 1617750034
Publisher: Akashic Books
Author: Robert Arellano
Number of Pages: 201 
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One hungry, hallucinatory night in the dark heart of Havana, Mano Rodriguez, a young doctor with the revolutionary medical service, comes to the aid of a teenage jinetera named Julia. She takes refuge in his clinic to break away from the abusive chulo who prostituted her, and they form an unlikely allegiance that Mano thinks might save him from his twin burdens: the dead-end hospital assignment he was delegated after being blacklisted by the Cuban Communist Party and a Palo Monte curse on his love life commissioned by a vengeful ex-wife. But when the pimp and his bodyguards come after Julia and Mano, the violent chain-reaction plunges them all into the decadent catacombs of Havana's criminal underworld. Inspired by fifty years of Cuban literary noir, from Cold Tales by Virgilio Piñera to Reinaldo Arenas’ Before Night Falls, Robert Arellano’s Havana Lunar intertwines an insider testimony on the collapse of socialist Cuba with a psychological mystery.

Thinking for Yourself

Thinking for Yourself ebook ISBN: 1428231447
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Author: Marlys Mayfield
Number of Pages: 416 
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Mayfield’s THINKING FOR YOURSELF fully integrates critical thinking with composition and reading. Rather than teaching from the outside in of rules and imitation, the text offers students an inside out approach for improving their own thinking, perceiving, writing and awareness skills lifelong. With each chapter building upon previously developed skills, students learn how to write more detailed description as they learn to observe better, to write reports when they can separate facts from inferences, opinions, and assumptions, and finally write an argumentative research paper grounded in step-by-step skill development in reasoning and critical analysis. THINKING FOR YOURSELF is a book that students like to read; its hallmark features include interesting (and provocative) readings, cartoons, multiple options for application and testing, and a lively explanation of critical thinking concepts, and standards. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Time

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Author: Briton Hadden,Henry Robinson Luce
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Chango's Fire

Chango's Fire ebook ISBN: 0062030434
Publisher: Harper Collins
Author: Ernesto Quinonez
Number of Pages: 288 
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In New York City's Spanish Harlem, Julio and Maritza are each searching for a path that will give their lives meaning, even if it's shadowed by controversy. Julio is an arsonist for hire, pocketing thousands of dollars from investors eager to capitalize on more expensive real estate. But when he has reason to stop setting his neighborhood ablaze and vows to change his ways, Julio's employers threaten his life -- and the lives of those close to him. Maritza, meanwhile, has become the pastor of a progressive Pentecostal church -- the perfect cover for the scam she's running. For the right price, she'll make anyone an American citizen. With a cast of characters as colorful as the city itself, Ernesto Quiñonez brings to life a landscape we can all recognize.