Friends from the Other Side/Amigos del otro lado ePUB

Friends from the Other Side/Amigos del otro lado chapter 7 As the title suggests, this story tells us about a friendship between a young boy, Joaquin, who had just crossed the Rio Grande and a Mexican American girl, Prietita His rigorous journey that s wholesomely recognized by Prietita, is illustrated through the images by M ndez and also through their developing friendship They are challenged by their peers within the same culture and border patrol which consists of Americans and Mexican Americans This story fits well in a classroom unit focusing o As the title suggests, this story tells us about a friendship between a young boy, Joaquin, who had just crossed the Rio Grande and a Mexican American girl, Prietita His rigorous journey that s wholesomely recognized by Prietita, is illustrated through the images by M ndez and also through their developing friendship They are challenged by their peers within the same culture and border patrol which consists of Americans and Mexican Americans This story fits well in a classroom unit focusing on journeys or in a bilingual classroom of Mexican Americans to show different perspectives and experiences of folks within their own culture It also serves as a good fit in a bilingual ed classroom for the English and Spanish translations within the same page The story seemed to have ended abruptly, and because of that, it showed to be an anecdote on the daily life in the eyes of a couple of kids from different and very similar backgrounds A brave young Mexican American girl befriends a boy who has crossed the Rio Grande River from Mexico with his mother to begin a new life in the United States Bilingual in English and Spanish This book simplifies common difficulties faced by newcomers from Mexico Other cultures may also identify with some of the themes GLoria Anzaldua explains what it s like to be a victim of a bully because you are different This theme may not only apply to Mexicans but to any other child The book identifies a manner in which you can handle being a witness to bullies by standing up for what you believe is right Through the use of colorful pictures and side by side spanish english, this book is This book simplifies common difficulties faced by newcomers from Mexico Other cultures may also identify with some of the themes GLoria Anzaldua explains what it s like to be a victim of a bully because you are different This theme may not only apply to Mexicans but to any other child The book identifies a manner in which you can handle being a witness to bullies by standing up for what you believe is right Through the use of colorful pictures and side by side spanish english, this book is inviting to newcomers who may not yet dominate the english language It is also attractive and allows others who do speak English to be exposed to the Spanish language and compare stories side by side This book touches on serious topics, such as name calling and being frightened by La Migra It has a very kid friendly explanation of where these names come from allowing students to understand what they mean and to be aware that they are not very respectful names to call others This book nicely balances themes related to the hardships of Mexicans but also to other cultures as well It is a learning experience for all One of my chief delights in teaching has been the opportunity to learnabout the Hispanic Latino community in the Midwest This novel was a huge hit with my kids it is the story of a young, undocumented Mexican worker who struggles against hardship and misunderstanding in the USA. From the other side means from Mexico, across the Rio Grande Prietita chooses to befriend Joaquin, a boy from the other side They play together and she learns about his life, until Joaquin and his mother need to hide from the border patrol.A very honest story, beautifully told in English and Spanish side by side.Illustrated by Consuelo Mendez. A story of a young girl who befriends a boy de otro lado, defending him in the face of bullies and protecting him from officials who want to deport him and his mother A nice bilingual story, but the illustrations are not my favorite. Having crossed the Rio Grande into Texas with his mother in search of a new life, Joaquin receives help and friendship from Prietita, a brave young Mexican American girl. Friends from the Other Side, by Gloria Anzaldua, illustrated by Consuelo Mendez Prietita is a young Mexican American girl living in South Texas, near the Rio Grande river which is the U.S Mexican border One day, she meets a boy named Joaquin, who meets her clad in a long sleeve shirt unusual for the summer and a bundle of firewood She notices that his Spanish is different from hers, and asks if he is from the other side The two quickly become friends, and through this friendship Prieti Friends from the Other Side, by Gloria Anzaldua, illustrated by Consuelo Mendez Prietita is a young Mexican American girl living in South Texas, near the Rio Grande river which is the U.S Mexican border One day, she meets a boy named Joaquin, who meets her clad in a long sleeve shirt unusual for the summer and a bundle of firewood She notices that his Spanish is different from hers, and asks if he is from the other side The two quickly become friends, and through this friendship Prietita comes to see the vast differences between her life and that of Joaquin s, and the challenges that come with being labeled as an illegal from across the border The author does a wonderful job conveying the difficulties of being an illegal immigrant living near the border, and the social stigma that comes with it In this very real and down to earth book, children will be introduced to many realities involving illegal immigration The hardships that these families face, the prejudices against them, and the overall hate that some individuals have for immigrants are all topics highlighted in the text The author does a wonderful job of conveying all of these issues without pulling any punches, while at the same time keeping it kid friendly Though the illustrations feel rushed and elementary, this does not detract from the overall message that the author is trying to give Adults will find this book a wonderful tool for explaining illegal immigration to children and as a way to help them empathize with a group of people that they may have no conception of 3.5 stars.This dual language book has some beautiful illustrations and storytelling to take on a very difficult subject that children should be able to learn about and understand in either Spanish or English It seems still very relevant today although it s two and a half decades old I wish it did a littlewith the story, but I think the messages of standing up to bullies including by not reporting immigrants to border cops are good ones.Recommended.


About the Author: Gloria E. AnzaldĂșa

Gloria E Anzald a was a scholar of Chicana cultural theory, feminist theory, and queer theory She loosely based her best known book, Borderlands La Frontera The New Mestiza, on her life growing up on the Mexican Texas border and incorporated her lifelong feelings of social and cultural marginalization into her work.When she was eleven, her family relocated to Hargill, Texas Despite feeling discriminated against as a sixth generation Tejana and as a female, and despite the death of her father from a car accident when she was fourteen, Anzald a still obtained her college education In 1968, she received a B.A in English, Art, and Secondary Education from Pan American University, and an M.A in English and Education from the University of Texas at Austin While in Austin, she joined politically active cultural poets and radical dramatists such as Ricardo Sanchez, and Hedwig Gorski.After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in English from the then Pan American University now University of Texas Pan American , Anzald a worked as a preschool and special education teacher In 1977, she moved to California, where she supported herself through her writing, lectures, and occasional teaching stints about feminism, Chicano studies, and creative writing at San Francisco State University, the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Florida Atlantic University, among other universities from Wikipedia See also


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