Latino/as in the World-system:Decolonization Struggles in the 21st Century U. S. Empire Ramon Grosfoguel/ Nelson Maldonado-Torres/ Jose David Saldivar
Parenting with Pride Latino Style:How to Help Your Child Cherish Your Cultural Values and Succeed in Today´s World Carmen Inoa Vazquez
Multicultural Literature for Latino Bilingual Children:Their Words Their Worlds Ellen Riojas Clark/ Howard L Smith/ Belinda Bustos Flores
In this adaptation for middle graders based on her best-selling adult memoir, My Beloved World, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor´s extraordinary life inspires. Her achievement serves as a true testament to the fact that no matter the obstacles, dreams can come true.Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States, was a young girl when she dared to dream big. Her dream? To become a lawyer and a judge.As Justice Sotomayor explains, ´´When I was a child my family was poor and we knew no lawyers or judges and none lived in our neighborhood. I knew nothing about the Supreme Court and how much its work in reinterpreting the Constitution and the laws of the United States affected peoples´ lives. You cannot dream of becoming something you don´t even know about. That has been the most important lesson of my life. You have to learn to dream big dreams.´´Sonia did not let the hardships of her background - which included growing up in the rough housing projects of New York City´s South Bronx, dealing with juvenile diabetes, coping with parents who argued and fought personal demons, and worrying about money - stand in her way. Always, she believed in herself. Her determination, along with guidance from generous mentors and the unwavering love of her extended Puerto Rican family, propelled her ever forward. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jaina Lee Ortiz, Sonia Sotomayor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/003312/bk_lili_003312_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Multicultural Literature for Latino Bilingual Children:Their Words Their Worlds Ellen Riojas Clark/ Belinda Bustos Flores/ Howard L. Smith/ Daniel Alejandro González
Victor Rios grew up in the ghetto of Oakland, California, in the 1980s and ´90s. A former gang member and juvenile delinquent, Rios managed to escape the bleak outcome of many of his friends and earned a PhD at Berkeley and returned to his hometown to study how inner-city young Latino and African American boys develop their sense of self in the midst of crime and intense policing. Punished examines the difficult lives of these young men, who now face punitive policies in their schools, communities, and a world where they are constantly policed and stigmatized. Rios followed a group of 40 delinquent black and Latino boys for three years. These boys found themselves in a vicious cycle, caught in a spiral of punishment and incarceration as they were harassed, profiled, watched, and disciplined at young ages, even before they had committed any crimes, eventually leading many of them to fulfill the destiny expected of them. But beyond a fatalistic account of these marginalized young men, Rios finds that the very system that criminalizes them and limits their opportunities sparks resistance and a raised consciousness that motivates some to transform their lives and become productive citizens. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rudy Sanda. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007638/bk_tant_007638_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´What you will read in these pages is a story about a tough young man who lost his way, and the story of a loving God who never forgot Casey, no matter where he was.” (Nicky Cruz, former New York gang leader and best-selling author of Run Baby Run)The Shot Caller is both a never-to-be-forgotten insider’s look at the violent world of gangs and prison life and a powerful, modern demonstration of how God will go to the most miraculous extremes to reach even the worst sinners.Casey Diaz came to this country when he was just two years old, the oldest son of El Salvadorian immigrants who settled in the barrios near downtown Los Angeles in the 1970s. An abusive family life propelled Casey into street gangs at the age of eleven and he rose quickly within the ranks of the Rockwood Street Locos to become their leader.At sixteen he was arrested and sentenced to nearly 13 years in a state prison for second-degree murder and 52 counts of robbery and placed in solitary confinement for twenty-three hours a day.When an elderly woman committed to prison ministry approaches his cell and tells him Jesus loves him and God is going to use him, Casey scoffs at her. Then, one day a supernatural event takes place causing Casey to hit the cell floor and weep. He knows this is almighty God speaking to him, confesses his many sins, expresses deep remorse, and accepts Christ. What happens next can only be described as a miracle.This gritty memoir is perfect for fans of the international best seller The Cross and the Switchblade and any listener looking for an astounding example of God’s grace and redemption. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Borquez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/001482/bk_tnwd_001482_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tight: Lately, Bryan´s been feeling it in all kinds of ways....Bryan knows what´s tight for him - reading comics, drawing superheroes, and hanging out with no drama. But drama is every day where he´s from, and that gets him tight, wound up.And now Bryan´s friend Mike pressures him with ideas of fun that are crazy risky. At first, it´s a rush following Mike, hopping turnstiles, subway surfing, and getting into all kinds of trouble. But Bryan never really feels right acting so wrong, and drama really isn´t him. So which way will he go, especially when his dad tells him it´s better to be hard and feared than liked?But if there´s one thing Bryan´s gotten from his comic heroes, it´s that he has power - to stand up for what he feels....Torrey Maldonado delivers a fast-paced, insightful, dynamic story capturing urban community life. Listeners will connect with Bryan´s journey as he navigates a tough world with a heartfelt desire for a different life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Torrey Maldonado. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/003313/bk_lili_003313_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.