My migrant family story / la historia de mi familia migrante / Lilia García.
- ISBN: 9781611927399 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: Houston : Piñata Books, 2014.
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Every spring, Lilia García had to leave school early to go north with her family to pick fruits and vegetables. She was too young to work in the fields with the rest of the family, so her mother and teenage brother would sign her up to attend the local school. She was the only Spanish-speaking child at Coloma Elementary, and that, combined with the fact that it was late in the school year, made it difficult to make friends and keep up with the work.In this bilingual collection of short vignettes, Garcia remembers her family's life as migrant workers in the 1970s. Every year, they packed their red, Ford pick-up and left McAllen, Texas. The children's excitement soon waned during the long drive through Texas, but grew as they passed the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and skyscrapers in Chicago. Finally, they arrived at their destination: the Ponderosa in Coloma, Michigan.The family worked year in and year out for the same patron, who allowed them to live in a house they called...
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