Barrio: José's Neighborhood
Harcourt Brace, 1998 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
A young first-generation American celebrates the festive, intimate spirit of his community. Welcome to Jose's neighborhood. In his barrio, people speak an easy mix of Spanish and English and sometimes even Chinese. The masked revelry of Halloween leads into the festive remembrances of the Day of the Dead. And murals on the walls and buildings sing out the stories of the people who live here. As familiar as any neighborhood yet as strange as a foreign country, Jose's barrio isn't in Mexico or Argentina - it's in San Francisco. Award-winning author and photographer George Ancona follows Jose through a season in the barrio, and in the process gives readers a glimpse of a community as rich and varied as America itself.
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This book features pictures of a boy named Jose and the story of his life living in the Barrio of San Francisco. The real-life photographs make the book and the story come to life and children are ... Read full review
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A young first-generation American celebrates the festive, intimate spirit of his community. Welcome to José's neighborhood. In his barrio, people speak an easy mix of Spanish and English and sometimes ... Read full review