Us, in Progress: Short Stories about Young Latinos

Lulu Delacre (Author)

Product Details

$7.99  $7.35
Publish Date
August 06, 2019
5.6 X 7.7 X 0.7 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

Lulu Delacre is the author and illustrator of many award-winning children's books, as well as a nonfiction novel for teens. Winner of several Pura Belprรฉ Award Honors, Delacre has been named a Maryland Woman in the Arts and served as a juror for the 2003 National Book Awards. A native of Puerto Rico, Delacre lives with her husband in Silver Spring, Maryland. For more information about Lulu Delacre visit


โ˜…"Pura Belprรฉ honoree Delacre's chronicles--each different from the next--offer moving snapshots of family heartbreak, disadvantage, dysfunctionality, heartbreak, privilege, and joy."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"This welcome update to short story collections such as Gary Soto's Baseball in April and prose alternative to Alma Flor Ada's Yes!: We Are Latinos is a solid addition to libraries and would also add much-needed diversity to classroom study."--School Library Journal
โ˜… "Beautifully written with candor, honesty and perfect brevity. Delacre illustrates as well, providing a gorgeous mixed-media portrait of each story's main character. A collection not to be missed."--Booklist (starred review)
"Portraits are indeed beautiful...will surely inspire discussion of current issues."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Delacre's collection challenges existing misconceptions by giving readers an intimate and varied look into what it is like to be young and Latino in the United States today."--The Horn Book
"Middle grade readers will appreciate reading stories that reflect their lives, not their parents' or grandparents' stories" (from the "10 Exciting New Middle Grade Books with Latinx Main Characters")--Brightly