for My Land Sings by Rudolfo A. Anaya and Amy Córdova
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Stories as beautiful and mysterious as the Rio Grande itself...A young Spanish man named Rolando journeys to the New World to find the legendary Fountain of Youth. But at what price will Rolando taste the waters of eternal life? On a dare, Lupe goes down to the river one night to search for la Llorona, a ghostly woman who walks in search of her drowned baby.Abel, a shepherd, saves a snake from a fire and in return is given the ability to understand the speech of animals.In these ten stories, Rudolfo Anaya, author of Bless Me, Ultima, draws on a rich Hispanic and Native American folklore tradition, capturing the rhythm of life along New Mexico's Rio Grande valley.
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