In this Mexican-American family, there are special holidays and family dinners; music, dancing, and fun at a favorite restaurant; and cherished quiet moments like visits with grandparents. These day-to-day moments become the fabric of family tradition, and eventually, warm memories that are perfect for committing to the pages of a book, so that other children can read about life in this loving family.
Following the best-selling Family Pictures, In My Family / En mi familia is Carmen Lomas Garza's continuing tribute to the family and community that shaped her childhood and her life. Lomas Garza's vibrant paintings and warm personal stories depict memories of growing up in the traditional Mexican-American community of her hometown of Kingsville, Texas.
"The artist portrays everyday events as well as special moments of family history in crisply colorful, vibrantly peopled paintings and provides brief, bilingual background stories for each of the 13 paintings. Another sparkling family album that lovingly shares the artist's memories of the Hispanic cultural experience as lived in the Southwest. -- Booklist
|5 - 8
|Carmen Lomas Garza
|Jun 3, 1997
|Children's Book Press
|Pura Belpré Award
|English, Spanish / English