Windows into my world : Latino Youth Write Their Lives. / Sarah Cortez.
- ISBN: 9781611925142 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: Houston : Piñata Books, 2013.
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"They never thought I would leave. I remember tía Olivia calling the house to let me know that I was betraying my family by leaving to study. But unlike both of my parents, I wasn't leaving the country to let years pass before seeing my family again; and unlike my mother, I wasn't leaving to get married."In this short but powerful memoir, Marisol explains that she knew her departure for Yale would create conflict with her family, but she is surprised that her leaving leads to a bond with her parents that she could never have imagined.Marisol is one of thirty-six Latinos whose writings are included in this collection. They all uniquely document their struggles with the issues that young people encounter-friendship, death, anorexia, divorce, sexuality-but added to these difficulties are those specific to their ethnicity, such as adjusting to a new culture and language, and handling familial and cultural expectations that can limit their hopes and dreams...
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