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  1. says:

    I finished reading Las Ni as A Collection of Childhood Memories by Sarah Rafael Garcia the night before I was to head out on a short trip to visit my father and tias aunts at El Paso, Texas I m glad I chose this one out of all my unfinished books It was the perfect read to get me in the mood for visiting family.In Las Ni as, Sarah recounts touching girlhood memories shared with her family of three sisters las ni as , their proud parents, and often times the extended family of cousins, aunts, uncles, and an unconventional abuela grandma Life wasn t all roses for Sarah, especially after her father passed away when she was only 13 But, in this memoir, Sarah focuses on what matters most, the life lessons her parents taught her while growing up and the simple yet beautiful memories they created as a young Mexican American family with aspiring dreams The Garcia family s vision of the future is best summed up in a letter Sarah s father, Rafael wrote to his daughter, each generation is given opportunities, and therefore should make an attempt to accomplish ten times than the last We don t get to see our Mexican culture in books or in the big screen that often And, when we do, it s sometimes not very positive or uplifting either America Me, Maria Full of Grace You come away from the book feeling inspired to look for of the good in your own childhood memories Sarah s words were with me when I embraced my tia and smiled after she grumpily remarked, I thought you were a lot taller Para que veas que somos de la misma ra z So you can see we are from the same root I joked back to her.And Sarah s stories were with me when I asked my tias for details on a childhood memory I have of my mother s brothers and sisters singing to my grandmother around the dinner table with their loud beautiful thunderous voices I recall neither the occasion nor the songs, but I remember being awed by the way they threw their bellows and raised their chins to signal to the others to continue with the ranchera traditional Mexican music and as they took turns My grandmother would smile and raise her eyebrows in delight as she sat and watched from her wheelchair The voice they inherited was a gift from my grandfather Not having grown up in Texas, I wondered if all their family get togethers were like this That is what you remember my tia told me after a long pause and serious stare like the kind that is accompanied after a long exhale of a cigarette, as if I had brought up something horrific I smiled and nodded, Yes, tia, that is what I choose to remember I would recommend this book to any and every Latina It is a celebration of girlhood, fathers who love their children, family and culture It is also a fine example of how we, as parents, should be raising our children to embrace other cultures Two thumbs way up Sarah Rafael Garcia.


  2. says:

    Each memory reads like a short story It navigates the experience from a child s perspective but carries the reflection of an adult The book was very well written and it explored the issues that many immigrant families assimilating in America go through everyday Like most childhood memories, there were good times, bad times, and sometimes confusing moments My favorite part was when the girls were fighting each other over the bathroom due to diarrhea they got from peanut butter They called it peeing from the butt I laughed at that part I also liked that each story foretold a life lesson the author acquired from growing up Like when the Viatnamese family wanted to buy her dog, Twinkie, just so they could eat it Her father explained that every culture has different traditions and they should not be judged by it Just like Mexicans eat cow s head This book was a great example of growing up Mexican American It definitely made me question my cultural issues and reflect back on my family I would have to say Move over Sandra Cisneros There s a new girl in town, and her name is Sarah I totally see this book replacing Caramelo in many socialogy or Chicano Studies classes in colleges and universities nation wide.


  3. says:

    Great book by a talented writer Each memory reads like a short story It navigates the experience from a child s perspective but carries the reflection of an adult The book was very well written and it explored the issues that many immigrant families assimilating in America go through everyday Like most childhood memories, there were good times, bad times, and sometimes confusing moments My favorite part was when the girls were fighting each other over the bathroom due to diarrhea they got from peanut butter They called it peeing from the butt I laughed at that part I also liked that each story foretold a life lesson the author acquired from growing up Like when the Viatnamese family wanted to buy her dog, Twinkie, just so they could eat it Her father explained that every culture has different traditions and they should not be judged by it Just like Mexicans eat cow s head This book was a great example of growing up Mexican American It definitely made me question my cultural issues and reflect back on my family I would have to say Move over Sandra Cisneros There s a new girl in town, and her name is Sarah I totally see this book replacing Caramelo in many socialogy or Chicano Studies classes in colleges and universities nation wide.


  4. says:

    Still reading it but they are such wonderful memories of sisters


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