In My Family / En mi familia
Written and illustrated by Carmen Lomas Garza
Six Pack: $59.70
In her eagerly-awaited second book for children, In My Family/En mi familia, internationally-renowned artist Carmen Lomas Garza takes us once again to her hometown of Kingsville, Texas, near the border with Mexico. Through vibrant paintings and warm personal stories, Carmen brings to life more loving memories of growing up in a traditional Mexican American community: eating empanadas, witnessing the blessing on her cousin's wedding day, and dancing to the conjunto band at the neighborhood restaurant.
In My Family/En mi familia is Carmen Lomas Garza's second book of family pictures, a continuing tribute to the loving family and community that shaped her childhood—and her life.
For effective strategies on incorporating students' linguistic and cultural backgrounds into social studies curricula, check out the article "Developing Literacy through Culturally Relevant Texts" by Dr. Iliana Alanís in Social Studies and the Young Learner (2007) from the National Council for the Social Studies.
Pair In My Family with the author study guide Carmen Lomas Garza: Chicana Author and Illustrator by Deborah J. Francis, part of The Alma Project, a cultural infusion model by Denver Public Schools.
About the Creators
is one of the most prominent Mexican American painters working today. Born and raised in Texas, she now lives in San Francisco, California. Her paintings have traveled all over the United States and Mexico in numerous exhibitions. Visit her website at carmenlomasgarza.com
About This Title
Six Pack: 9780892392568
Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Honor
Interest Level:Grades 2 - 6
Reading Level:Grades 4 - 5
Neighbors, Latino/Hispanic/Mexican Interest, Home, Holidays/Traditions, Friendship, Food, Families, Cultural Diversity, Childhood Experiences and Memories, Biography/Memoir, Bilingual, Art, Collaboration, Dreams & Aspirations, Identity/Self Esteem/Confidence, Pride, Texas
Part of These Collections
Latin American Spanish/Bilingual Collection Middle School, Fluent Bilingual, Bilingual Spanish/English Guided Reading Level Q, Biography and Memoir Grades 3-6, Bilingual English/Spanish and Dual Language Books , Mexico Culture Collection, Carmen Lomas Garza Book Collection, Pura Belpré Award Collection, Texas Book Collection , Bilingual Bestsellers, Community Collection, Latin American Spanish/Bilingual Collection, Bilingual English/Spanish Collection