George Washington Gómez: A Mexicotexan Novel

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Arte Publico Press, 1990 - Mexican Americans - 302 pages

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This is a hilarious book that centers around a boy who becomes so frustrated with seeing math in every day life that he feels he is cursed. I, personally, think it is so funny because it is so true ... Read full review

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This book can be challenging for younger grades but I think that it can be used for older grades and that as a teacher you can really build on the concepts. Read full review

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Page 16 - she began. She faltered and reddened. 'I would like him to have a great man's name. Because he's going to grow up to be a great man who will help his people.
Page 15 - The baby .. . was feeding greedily at his mother's breast. Born a foreigner in his native land, he was fated to a life controlled by others. At that very moment his life was being shaped, people were already running his affairs, but he did not know it. Nobody considered whether he might like being baptized or not. Nobody had asked him whether he, a Mexican, had wanted to be born in Texas, or whether he had wanted to be born at all. The baby left the breast and Maria, his mother, propped him up in...
Page 19 - It was all very well for him, who came from up north to talk about love between all men and everybody being brothers. And it was very well for Gumersindo, who came from the interior of Mexico to be taken in by such talk. But a Border Mexican knew there was no brotherhood of men.

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