A Place in El Paso: A Mexican-American Childhood (2020)

A Place in El Paso: A Mexican-American Childhood Gloria López-Stafford A Place in El Paso A Mexican American Childhood This memoir of growing up in El Paso in the s and s creates an entire city the way a barrio awakens in the early morning sun the thrill of a rare desert snow the taste of fruit flavored rasp
  • Title: A Place in El Paso: A Mexican-American Childhood
  • Author: Gloria López-Stafford
  • ISBN: 9780826317094
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Paperback
A Place in El Paso: A Mexican-American Childhood Gloria López-Stafford This memoir of growing up in El Paso in the 1940s and 1950s creates an entire city the way a barrio awakens in the early morning sun, the thrill of a rare desert snow, the taste of fruit flavored raspadas on summer afternoons, the money boys who beg from commuters passing back and forth to Juarez, and the mischief of children entertaining themselves in the streets LopeThis memoir of growing up in El Paso in the 1940s and 1950s creates an entire city the way a barrio awakens in the early morning sun, the thrill of a rare desert snow, the taste of fruit flavored raspadas on summer afternoons, the money boys who beg from commuters passing back and forth to Juarez, and the mischief of children entertaining themselves in the streets Lopez Stafford shows readers El Paso through the eyes of Yoya short for Gloria the high spirited narrator, who is five years old when the book begins.Yoya is a survivor Her young mother has died, leaving her in the care of her much older father, who tries to provide for his family by selling used clothing Her brother Carlos, Padre Luna, and a community of children and women assume responsibility for Yoya, but like the inexplicable loss of her mother, unexpected changes separate her from her beloved barrio The search for su lugar, her place, becomes a search for identity as Gloria seeks to understand her various homes and families.
A Place in El Paso: A Mexican-American Childhood Gloria López-Stafford

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  1. Beth

    Lopez Stafford tells her own story of growing up in the Segundo Barrio in El Paso in the 1940s and 1950s Her young mother dies, leaving her in the care of her much older father, and ultimately in a succession of foster and temporary homes This is an honest and beautifully written portrayal of a difficult, but wonder filled childhood, and a girl s search for identity Places to visit Santa Fe bridge, Rio Grande, Chamizal National Monument, St Vrain Street in El Paso Juarez, Mexico For info texasm [...]

  2. Emily

    An autobiographical account of a young Mexican American girl s experience growing up in El Paso I found it interesting because it presented her experiences in poverty as matter of fact, the way a child sees it rather than from a position of pity or judgment As a reader, you get to see the good intentions of the family members rather than just their shortcomings.

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