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Crashboomlove: A Novel in Verse
Contributor(s): Herrera, Juan Felipe (Author)

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ISBN: 0826321143     ISBN-13: 9780826321145
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 1999
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Annotation: In this novel in verse--unprecedented in Chicano literature???renowned poet Juan Felipe Herrera illuminates the soul of a generation. Drawn from his own life as well as a lifetime of dedication to young people, "CrashBoomLove" helps readers understand what it is to be a teen, a migrant worker, and a boy wanting to be a boy.

Sixteen-year-old C???sar Garc???a is careening. His father, Papi C???sar, has left the migrant circuit in California for his other wife and children in Denver. Sweet Mama Lucy tries to provide for her son with dichos and tales of her own misspent youth. But at Rambling West High School in Fowlerville, the sides are drawn: Hmongs vs. Chicanos vs. everybody vs. C???sar, the new kid on the block.

Precise and profound, "CrashBoomLove" will appeal to and resonate with high school readers across the country.

Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | People & Places - United States - Hispanic & Latino
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 99006603
Age Level: 14-17
Grade Level: 9-12
Lexile Measure: 580(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.5" H x 5.4" W x 7.9" (0.75 lbs) 165 pages
Themes:
- Ethnic Orientation - Chicano
- Ethnic Orientation - Hispanic
Features: Ikids
Awards: Americas Award for Children & Young Adult Literature, Winner, Grades 8-12, 1999
Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 10/04/1999 pg. 67
Booklist 02/01/2000 pg. 1018
School Library Journal 03/01/2000 pg. 238
ALA Recmd for Reluctant YA's 01/01/2001 pg. 1384
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 68830
Reading Level: 3.6   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 2.0
 
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Publisher Description:

In this novel in verse--unprecedented in Chicano literature--renowned poet Juan Felipe Herrera illuminates the soul of a generation. Drawn from his own life as well as a lifetime of dedication to young people, CrashBoomLove helps readers understand what it is to be a teen, a migrant worker, and a boy wanting to be a boy.

Sixteen-year-old C sar Garc a is careening. His father, Papi C sar, has left the migrant circuit in California for his other wife and children in Denver. Sweet Mama Lucy tries to provide for her son with dichos and tales of her own misspent youth. But at Rambling West High School in Fowlerville, the sides are drawn: Hmongs vs. Chicanos vs. everybody vs. C sar, the new kid on the block.

Precise and profound, CrashBoomLove will appeal to and resonate with high school readers across the country.


Contributor Bio(s): Herrera, Juan Felipe: - Juan Felipe Herrera is professor of Chicano studies at California State University, Fresno.
 
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