My Life Sabor Latino: Roberto Torres
Voces: Latino Students on Life in the United States: Maria M Carreira, Tom Beeman
Race Related Stress of Latino Elders:Implications for Quality of Life Yesenia Flores
At 15, Victor Rios found himself a human target - flat on his ass amid a hail of shotgun fire, desperate for money and a place on the street. Faced with the choice of escalating a drug turf war or eking out a living elsewhere, he turned to a teacher, who mentored him and helped him find a job at an auto shop. That job would alter the course of his whole life - putting him on the road to college and eventually a PhD. Now, Rios is a rising star, hailed for his work studying the lives of African American and Latino youth. In Human Targets, Rios takes us to the streets of California, where we encounter young men who find themselves in much the same situation as 15-year-old Victor. We follow young gang members into schools, homes, community organizations, and detention facilities, watch them interact with police, grow up to become fathers, get jobs, get rap sheets - and in some cases get killed. What is it that sets apart young people like Rios who succeed and survive from the ones who don´t? Rios makes a powerful case that the traditional good kid/bad kid, street kid/decent kid dichotomy is much too simplistic, arguing instead that authorities and institutions help create these identities - and that they can play an instrumental role in providing young people with the resources for shifting between roles. 1. Language: English. Narrator: A.T. Chandler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007426/bk_tant_007426_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Leeny Del Seamonds, Master Story Performer, is an internationally known performer of Latino, original, and multicultural stories spiced with mime, a cornucopia of characters, and love of people. With a twinkle in her eye and fire in her heart, Leeny breathes life into her stories as she masterfully and effortlessly springs from one story character to another.Proud of her Cuban-American heritage, Leeny writes and performs stories and adapts folk tales which are uplifting and demonstrate the Latino people´s desire to embrace life to its fullest, while reflecting their tremendous sense of humor, values, and passion for life. Awarded the title ´´2002 National Storyteller of the Year´´, Leeny is known for animated, interactive performances and shares her stories wherever she travels, hoping to give non-Latino audiences a positive insight into a culture that may be foreign to them, while helping to bridge the cultural gap. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leeny Del Seamonds. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/amst/000003/pf_amst_000003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Border of Death, Valley of Life:An Immigrant Journey of Heart and Spirit Celebrating Faith: Explorations in Latino Spirituality and Theology Daniel G. Groody