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In My Family (En mi familia)

In My Family (En mi familia)

by Carmen Garza


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Bilingual English/Spanish. In My Family/En mi familia is Carmen Lomas Garza's second book of family pictures, a continuing tribute to the loving family and community that shaped her childhood-and her life.

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ISBN-13: 9780892391639
Publisher: Lee & Low Books, Inc.
Publication date: 04/28/2013
Edition description: Spanish Language Edition
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 66,125
Product dimensions: 9.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 830L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 Years

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In My Family (En mi familia) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
brandaman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Good for helping kids learn Spanish or about Spanish culture.
emilybenjamin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love how in every page it describes each event and how it is culturally done in the Spanish culture. Also, good idea to have Spanish writing so even those who can't read in English or understand english can know what the book is about.
lmaddux on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great for a bilingual student, cultural study, and it's good because it is written in both spanish and english and can help introduce a student to a different language.
ampitcher on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
a great book to introduce different customs and traditions in the spanish culture
JoseDelAguila on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The author describes, in bilingual text and illustrations, her experiences growing up in an Hispanic community in Texas.
awiltenburg on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is rich with Mexican tradition and culture. Every page has an English and Spanish translation of the illustration. The writer as reminiscing about her childhood and put together this collection of memories and paintings. This would make a great class read or cultural study to expose, discuss, or study students to another culture. Any grade could learn from it but its simple text indicates a younger audience. CAUTION: Mexican traditions include the Virgin of Guadalupe, "cleansing" for bad behavior, and folklore about a woman who drowned her children and herself and is roaming the Earth looking for her kids. Grades 3-6
jacale19 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great for a bilingual student, cultural study, it is also written in both English and Spanish. It would be great to use with my ESL students and other students as well because it introduces a new language to students.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Garza's images and stories capture latino and Mexican-American culture well. The images are beautiful and bright. We love reading this book and are glad to have spanish and english options for reading.
NaomiCamacho More than 1 year ago
Basically, since I'm Hispanic, I can relate to many of the scenarios the author places us in as we see her art. Each picture is a like looking at a picture from a scrapbook. As she talked, I felt myself think back to my own memories with my family. I think she did a great job of relaying our culture to others. Other cultures can relate as well because after all, we all have families of our very own.
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JenLG More than 1 year ago
It's not often I've come across a book that I feel could've been written about my family, but this one could be it! It provides the reader a window into some of the traditions and experiences of Mexican-American families. Sometimes describing Mexican-American cultural traditions and experiences to one unfamiliar with them can com across a bit strange. From the age-old earache treatment of burning a fire on one end of a cone-shaped newspaper applied to the ear, to the healing rituals of the "curandera," this outstanding book fits the definition of a culturally authentic picture book. The book itself is a visual treat for it provides rich, colorful illustrations depicting glimpses into the childhood of the author Carmen Lomas Garza. Each painting tells it's own story, including celebrations of birthdays with barbeques (fiestas), Easter egg decorating (cascarones), and Saturday night dances (conjuntos). Reading this book reminded me of my own childhood, and the fact that it reveals such similarity to my own makes me feel like I could have written this book! Overall, the detail, language, and events portrayed are truly authentic, and I would recommend this book as a must-read for anyone wanting to learn more about Mexican-American culture.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book gives a great example on an account, which can be compared to most any child, on how a child grows up, good and bad, in any city, town or neighborhood, and the impact that their family and friends have on them. The pictures are full of life and emotion as well.