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The Resource A place in El Paso : a Mexican-American childhood, Gloria López-Stafford

A place in El Paso : a Mexican-American childhood, Gloria López-Stafford

Label
A place in El Paso : a Mexican-American childhood
Title
A place in El Paso
Title remainder
a Mexican-American childhood
Statement of responsibility
Gloria López-Stafford
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This memoir of growing up in El Paso in the 1940s and 1950s creates an entire city: the way a barrio awakens in the early morning sun, the thrill of a rare desert snow, the taste of fruit-flavored raspadas on summer afternoons, the "money boys" who would beg as commuters passed back and forth to Juarez, and the mischief of children entertaining themselves in the streets. Lopez-Stafford shows the reader El Paso through the eyes of Yoya - short for Gloria - the high-spirited narrator, who is five years old when the book begins." "Gloria is a survivor. Her young mother has died leaving her in the care of her much older father, who tries to provide for his family by selling used clothing. Her brother Carlos, Padre Luna, and a community of children and women assume responsibility for Gloria, but like the inexplicable loss of her mother, unexpected changes separate her from her beloved barrio neighborhood. The search for su lugar, her place, becomes a search for identity as Gloria seeks to understand her various homes and families."--Jacket
Action
digitized
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
López-Stafford, Gloria
Dewey number
  • 976.4/96
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
F394.E4
LC item number
L67 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • López-Stafford, Gloria
  • Mexican Americans
  • El Paso (Tex.)
  • López-Stafford, Gloria
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Chicana
  • Mexican Americans
  • Texas
Label
A place in El Paso : a Mexican-American childhood, Gloria López-Stafford
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue, 1949 -- The second ward and my parents -- St. Vrain Street -- A motherless child -- The trouble with English -- A September party -- Plata -- Macho -- December 1945 -- Sayings and secrets -- Hijo natural -- Poverty and work -- Sábado de Gloria -- Life with Mariá -- Adiós -- Alameda Street -- Pershing Drive -- Céfiro -- El sol -- October -- If -- Christmas 1949
Control code
45842525
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (212 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585323022
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45842525
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
A place in El Paso : a Mexican-American childhood, Gloria López-Stafford
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue, 1949 -- The second ward and my parents -- St. Vrain Street -- A motherless child -- The trouble with English -- A September party -- Plata -- Macho -- December 1945 -- Sayings and secrets -- Hijo natural -- Poverty and work -- Sábado de Gloria -- Life with Mariá -- Adiós -- Alameda Street -- Pershing Drive -- Céfiro -- El sol -- October -- If -- Christmas 1949
Control code
45842525
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (212 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585323022
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45842525
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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