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Barrio: El Barrio de José

by George Ancona

Welcome to José'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 José through a season in the barrio, and in the process gives readers a glimpse of a community as rich and varied as America itself.

Barrio: José's Neighborhood

by George Ancona

Welcome to José'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, José's barrio isn't in Mexico or Argentina--it's in San Francisco. Award-winning author and photographer George Ancona follows José through a season in the barrio, and in the process gives readers a glimpse of a community as rich and varied as America itself.

Fiesta Fireworks

by George Ancona

Caren holds her ears as her grandfather lights the fuse of his castillo (castle). A flame sizzles, then explodes into a bouquet of fire. The wheels on the castle spin wildly, sending rockets into the night sky, and the sky is filled with wonderful explosions. It's a fiesta! Every town in Mexico has a patron saint who is honored annually with a fiesta, and almost every fiesta has fireworks. Caren Reyes Urban lives in Tultepec, a town famous for its fireworks, and her father, her uncle, and her grandfather all work at making them. Join them now in their preparations for Tultepec's fiesta, and then for the wonderful festival itself.

Fiesta U. S. A.

by George Ancona

Fiestas offer a chance for Spanish-speaking people in the United States to keep their old traditions alive and find new ways to celebrate. Some of the holidays have been adopted and shared by the entire community.

Helping Out

by George Ancona

It's fun to work beside a group of grown-ups. You can learn new skills this way. But, even better, you can have a great time just being in the adult world. Helping Out shows young people lending a hand with many different grown-up jobs. You'll see them at work inside and out, at home or at school, in the city or on a farm. And you're sure to start thinking of jobs you might do to share the special rewards that come with helping.

Let’s Dance

by George Ancona

Ancona begins by introducing various musical instruments to set the rhythms for multicultural, multigenerational dances. All of the movements are described through a simple text in a large-print format

Pablo Remembers: The Fiesta of the Day of the Dead

by George Ancona

From October 31 to November 2, people in Mexico celebrate the festival of el Dia de Los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. This photodocumentary follows Pablo and his family as they prepare to honor the memory of Pablo's grandmother. "This intriguing book makes an excellent offering during the Halloween season."--School Library Journal. Also available in a Spanish Language edition, Pablo Recuerda.

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