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Barrio: El Barrio de José
por George Ancona

Bienvenidos al barrio de José. En su barrio se escucha una mezcla de español, inglés, y a veces hasta chino. Las parrandas enmascaradas de Halloween se unen a las tradiciones festivas del Día de los Muertos. Y los murales que adornan las paredes y edificios cantan la historia de aquellos que viven aquí--sus antecedents, sus penas y esperanzas para el futuro. Tan familiar como qualquier barrio y tan ajeno como un país extranjero, el barrio de José no está ni en Argentina ni en Mexico--está en San Francisco.

El premiado autor y fotógrafo George Ancona sigue a José durante una temporada en el barrio y en ese proceso le brinda al lector una ojeada dentro de una comunidad tan rica y diversa como la América misma.


Editora: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1998
Nivíl de edad: 9-12
Idioma: Español
ISBN: 0-15-201808-5



Reviews

"The book captures the ebb and flow of daily life in Jose's neighborhood that we overlook in our own, And by telling the story through the eyes of an elementary school student, Ancona has invited young readers to find themselves in Jose's daily experiences as well."
- Los Angeles Times

"Through text and photographs, Ancona takes readers on a tour of Jose's mostly Latino community known as El Barrio and introduces them to various shops and foods as well as to the many customs that are part of his daily life. Some difficult issues are touched on: illegal immigration; the problem of gangs; and even AIDS as a teacher is remembered at school. Ancona's trademark photographs are clear and bright and beautifully capture the many flavors and colors of the barrio. The text is sprinkled with Spanish words that are defined in the glossary. This title successfully captures images of a particular place as seen through the eyes of a child.".
- School Library Journal



Recognition


Winner of the 1999 Americas Award, Consortium of Latin American Studies Program


The 2000 Pura Belpré Award Honor Book for Illustration


©2013 George Ancona