Friends from the other side =: Amigos del otro lado

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AD: Adult Directed 590L
"Did you come from the other side? You know, from Mexico?" So begins the friendship between Prietita and Joaquin, the young boy who, with his mother, has crossed the Rio Grande River to Texas in search of a new life.

Prietita, a brave young Mexican American girl, defends Joaquin from the neighborhood kids who taunt him with shouts of "mojado" or "wetback." But what can she do to protect Joaquin and his mother from the Border Patrol as the van cruises slowly up the street toward their hiding place?

Writer Gloria Anzaldua is a major Mexican American literary voice. Illustrator Consuelo Mendez is a noted Latin American artist. Both grew up in South Texas. In this, their first collaboration, they have captured not only the hardship of daily life on the border, but also the beauty of the landscape and the dignity and generosity of spirit that the Mexican Americans and the Mexican immigrants share.

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Grouped Work ID 5977f06d-4a83-dfcd-c716-1d66dd7d901c
Grouping Title friends from the other side amigos del otro lado
Grouping Author anzaldua gloria
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-01-28 23:17:05PM
Last Indexed 2019-02-19 01:07:32AM

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display_description Having crossed the Rio Grande into Texas with his mother in search of a new life, Joaquin receives help and friendship from Prietita, a brave young Mexican American girl.
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subject_facet Friendship -- Fiction, Mexican Americans -- Fiction, Spanish language materials -- Bilingual, Texas. -- Fiction
title_display Friends from the other side = Amigos del otro lado
title_full Friends from the other side = Amigos del otro lado / story by Gloria Anzaldua ; pictures by Consuelo Mendez
title_short Friends from the other side =
title_sub Amigos del otro lado
topic_facet Bilingual, Fiction, Friendship, Mexican Americans, Spanish language materials