Amigos Del Otro Lado

Author: Gloria Anzaldúa
Publisher: Children's Book Press
ISBN: 9780892391301
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Having crossed the Rio Grande into Texas with his mother in search of a new life, Joaquâin receives help and friendship from Prietita, a brave young Mexican American girl.

Del Otro Lado

Author: Susan V. Meyers
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 0809333422
Size: 33.89 MB
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In Del OtroLado: Literacy and Migration across the U.S.-Mexico Border, author Susan V. Meyers draws on her year-long ethnographic study in Mexico and the United States to analyze the literacy practices of Mexican-origin students on both sides of the border. Meyers begins by taking readers through the historical development of the rural Mexican town of Villachuato. Through a series of case studies spanning the decades between the Mexican Revolution and the modern-day village, Meyers explores the ever-widening gulf between the priorities of students and the ideals of the public education system. As more and more of Villachuato’s families migrate in an effort to find work in the wake of shifting transnational economic policies like NAFTA, the town’s public school teachers find themselves frustrated by spiraling drop-out rates. Meyers discovers that students often consider the current curriculum irrelevant and reject the established value systems of Mexico’s public schools. Meyers debunks the longstanding myth that literacy is tied to economic development, arguing that a “literacy contract” model, in which students participate in public education in exchange for access to increased earning potential, better illustrates the situation in rural Mexico. Meyers next explores literacy on the other side of the border, traveling to Marshalltown, Iowa, where many former citizens of Villachuato have come to reside because of the availability of jobs for unskilled workers at the huge Swift meat-packing plant there. Here she discovers that Mexican-origin families in the United States often consider education a desirable end in itself rather than a means to an end. She argues that migration has a catalyzing effect on literacy, particularly as Mexican migrant families tend to view education as a desirable form of prestige. Meyers reveals the history and policies that have shaped the literacy practices of Mexican-origin students, and she raises important questions about not only the obligation of the United States to educate migrant students, but also those students’ educational struggles and ways in which these difficulties can be overcome. This transnational study is essential reading for scholars, students, educators and lawmakers interested in shaping the future of educational policy.

Del Otro Lado

Author: Pablo Martín
Publisher: Bubok
ISBN: 8490095620
Size: 80.46 MB
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Ficción y realidad, una pareja bien avenida, se procura maridar en estos relatos. La búsqueda de la propia identidad, el acoso escolar y los conflictos familiares son algunos de los temas que se plantean desde las voces de jóvenes inmersos en ambientes muy dispares, conformando un variado abanico de situaciones. De lo rural a lo urbano, del anhelo de libertad a la más esclavizante rutina, del mar a la montaña...Todos ellos nos invitan a la reflexión, a no pasar de puntillas por los días que nos han regalado.

Del Otro Lado

Author: Michael Connelly
Publisher: Grupo Editorial Patria
ISBN: 6077445266
Size: 45.47 MB
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Se ha cometido un asesinato brutal, una mujer apareció muerta en la cama de un expandillero, ahora padre de familia. Mickey Haller es su abogado defensor, pero no puede solo, necesita la ayuda de su hermanastro Harry Bosch, un policía retirado del Departamento de Policía de Los Angeles. Las pruebas contra su cliente parecen irrefutables, sin embargo, Haller cree que se trata de una trampa. Acostumbrado a buscar pruebas a favor de la parte acusadora, Bosch no está de acuerdo en cruzar al otro lado y trabajar para la defensa. Está convencido de que eso destruiría todo el bien que ha hecho en sus treinta años de policía de homicidios. Pero Haller le promete dejar que las cosas caigan por su propio peso. Por fin, Bosch acepta el caso, aun cuando esto va contra sus principios. El expediente de la acusación tiene demasiadas lagunas y él tiene que llegar al fondo por sí mismo: si el cliente de Haller no lo hizo, ¿entonces quién mató a la mujer? Lucy Soto, una antigua compañera de Harry, lo ayuda con la investigación, así sus pesquisas los llevan hasta el interior del Departamento de Policía de Los Angeles. Harry se da cuenta de que el asesino al que ha estado siguiendo la pista, también lo ha estado investigando a él.

Del Otro Lado De La Noche

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Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816521807
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The Chicano poet offers a collection of poems from the last fifteen years, including fourteen new works that discuss love, sex, and AIDS.