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Title:
Barrio : el barrio de José
Author:
Ancona, George.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Barrio. Spanish
Publication Information:
San Diego : Harcourt Brace, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 26 cm
Summary:
Presents life in a barrio in San Francisco, describing the school, recreation, holidays, and family life of an eight-year-old boy who lives there.
General Note:
Juvenile.
Language:
Spanish
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 5.6 0.5 21839.
ISBN:
9780152018085
Format :
Book

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Lackawanna Library F869.S39 M5318 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Foreign Language
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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.


Author Notes

George Ancona was born December 4, 1929 in Brooklyn , NY. When he finished high school, he went to Mexico for six months to meet his family. He returned to New York and went to work as a graphic designer.

Ancona began taking pictures of his children, and decided that photography would be his hobby. After ten years he quit his job and become a professional photographer. From these photos, he began to make children's books using the words of other writers. After several books, his editor asked him to try his own hand at writing

Since then, Ancona has produced more than eighty books for children. Ancona's awards include a Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year Citation for Handtalk Birthday, a Parent's Choice Award for The Piñata Maker, and an Outstanding Science Trade Book Citation for The Golden Tamarind Comes Home.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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