Chicken Beaks Revisited: An Hispanic Adolescence
As seasons change, so it is with the mind and body. The call of nature takes us from childhood comforts to the challenging world of adolescence. Chicken Beaks Revisited: An Hispanic Adolescence tells a story about family, religion, and values. This story, told through the eyes of an emerging teen, retraces the lives of an Hispanic, Catholic family living in Northern New Mexico during the 1960's. Told in first person, using dialogue sprinkled with Spanish, each event comes alive with underlying lessons mixing humour, love and drama. Though Hispanic in flavor, the vignettes have universal appeal.
The people and places are real. Only names have changed. During time of rapid physical changes and awkward development a young person is filled with emotions that he cannot understand, let alone control. This book targets older children and adults.