Canto Familiar

by Gary Soto and Annika Nelson

Gary Soto offers 25 original poems in a collection that is rich with the sounds and... read more

Gary Soto offers 25 original poems in a collection that is rich with the sounds and images of Mexican American culture, and brims with experiences of childhood. Little brothers, sarapes, lost eyeglasses, tortillas, dish washing, math tests and other familiar events and objects are depicted in poems that weave Spanish words, like touchstones, into their fabric. Colorful full-page prints by Annika Nelson accompany some poems. (Ages 9-12)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1995

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