I titoli del té letterario di Expatclic del 24/04/2020

In onore a Luis Sepúlveda, oggi abbiamo parlato di letteratura latinoamericana. Eccovi i titoli emersi durante questo incontro: nb: vengono omessi i classici del realismo magico che sono stati letti da tutte. Argentina Betibú, Claudia Piñeiro L’Aleph, Jorge Luis Borges I vent’anni di Luz e Lezione di Tango, Elsa Osorio Cile L’albergo delle donne tristi, Marcela Serrano Il postino di Neruda, Antonio Skármeta Tutta l’opera … Continue reading I titoli del té letterario di Expatclic del 24/04/2020

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We are here to stay

Author: Susan Kuklin Language: English Summary: “Maybe next time they hear someone railing about how terrible immigrants are, they’ll think about me. I’m a real person.”  Meet nine courageous young adults who have lived in the United States with a secret for much of their lives: they are not U.S. citizens. They came from Colombia, Mexico, Ghana, Independent Samoa, and Korea. They came seeking education, … Continue reading We are here to stay

Barefoot Heart: stories of a migrant child

Author: Elva Treviino Hart Language: English Summary: In 1953, when she was only three, her parents took the family from Texas to work in the fields of Minnesota and Wisconsin for the first time, only to find that in order to comply with the child labor law they had to leave the author and her 11-year-old sister to board in a local Catholic school, where … Continue reading Barefoot Heart: stories of a migrant child

The Devil’s Highway: A true story

Author: Luis Alberto Urrea Language: English Summary: In May 2001, a group of men attempted to cross the Mexican border into the desert of southern Arizona, through the deadliest region of the continent, the “Devil’s Highway.” Three years later, Luis Alberto Urrea wrote about what happened to them. The result was a national bestseller, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, a “book of the year” in multiple newspapers, … Continue reading The Devil’s Highway: A true story

Barrio Boy

Author: Ernesto Galarza

Language: English

Summary: Barrio Boy is the remarkable story of one boy’s journey from a Mexican village so small its main street didn’t have a name, to the barrio of Sacramento, California, bustling and thriving in the early decades of the twentieth century. With vivid imagery and a rare gift for re-creating a child’s sense of time and place, Ernesto Galarza gives an account of the early experiences of his extraordinary life―from revolution in Mexico to segregation in the United States―that will continue to delight readers for generations to come. Since it was first published in 1971, Galarza’s classic work has been assigned in high school and undergraduate classrooms across the country, profoundly affecting thousands of students who read this true story of acculturation into American life. Source: amazon.com

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Mother Tongue: My Family’s Globe-Trotting Quest to Dream in Mandarin, Laugh in Arabic, and Sing in Spanish

Author: Christine Gilbert

Language: English

Summary: One woman’s quest to learn Mandarin in Beijing, Arabic in Beirut, and Spanish in Mexico, with her young family along for the ride. 

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