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El loro en el horno, mi vida [Paperback]

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Item description for El loro en el horno, mi vida by Victor Martinez & Amalia Bermejo...

Manny relates his coming of age experiences as a member of a poor Mexican American family in which the alcoholic father only adds to everyone's struggle

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Pages   189
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 1998
Publisher   Lectorum Publications
ISBN  8427932383  
ISBN13  9788427932388  

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More About Victor Martinez & Amalia Bermejo

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Martinez attended California State University at Fresno and Stanford University. He was awarded the 1996 National Book Award for Young People's Literature.

Victor Martinez lived in San Francisco, in the state of California. Victor Martinez was born in 1954 and died in 2011.

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1Books > Special Features > Spanish > Infantil y juvenil > 9 a 12 años
2Books > Special Features > Spanish > Infantil y juvenil > General
3Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Social Situations > Peer Pressure
4Books > Subjects > Teens > Authors, A-Z > ( M ) > Martinez, Victor
5Books > Subjects > Teens > Literature & Fiction > General
6Books > Subjects > Teens > Social Issues > General

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Growing up Hispanic in California of the 1960's  Nov 20, 2000
This is a semi-autobigraphical story of a poverty-ridden, dysfunctional family that many urban, American-born Hispanic students aged 12-18 years old may well identify with. I taught it to grades 6-8, and students were mesmerized by the poetic language (Mr.Martinez is a published poet), realistic episodes, true-to-life characters, and Jerry Springer-like trauma-drama.These characters may appear trailer-trash types, but the main character Manny, overcomes his emotional restraints bythe end of the novel. He's a strong, young, Hispanic male character, and we need more of these. The similies and metaphors alonemake this book worth reading.

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