Us, in Progress: Short Stories about Young Latinos

Lulu Delacre (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$7.99  $7.35
Publisher
HarperCollins
Publish Date
August 06, 2019
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.6 X 7.7 X 0.7 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062392152

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About the Author

Three-time Pura Belpré Award honoree Lulu Delacre has been writing and illustrating children's books since 1980. Born and raised in Puerto Rico to Argentinean parents, Delacre says her Latino heritage and her life experiences inform her work. Her 37 titles include Us, In Progress: Short Stories About Young Latinos; Arroz con Leche: Popular Songs and Rhymes from Latin America, a Horn Book Fanfare Book in print for over 25 years; and Salsa Stories, an IRA Outstanding International Book. Her latest picture book ¡Olinguito, de la A a la Z! Descubriendo el bosque nublado; Olinguito, from A to Z! Unveiling the Cloud Forest has received 20 awards and honors including an NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor and an ALA Notable for All Ages. Delacre has lectured internationally and served as a juror for the National Book Awards. She has exhibited at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art; The Original Art Show at the Society of Illustrators in New York; the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico and the Museum of Ponce in Puerto Rico among other venues. More at www.luludelacre.com.

Reviews

★"Pura Belpré 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
★ "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