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Paperback It's All in the Frijoles: 100 Famous Latinos Share Real Life Stories Time Tested Dichos Favorite Folkta Book

ISBN: 0684849003

ISBN13: 9780684849003

It's All in the Frijoles: 100 Famous Latinos Share Real Life Stories Time Tested Dichos Favorite Folkta

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Collected folktales, lullabies, poems, sayings, and dichos from well-known and beloved Latin figures, both past and present--from actor Edward James Olmos and author Isabel Allende to Nobel laureate Octavio Paz and Saint Teresa de Avila. Do you wish you could remember all the words to the childhood songs your grandmother taught you, so you could sing them to your children? Have you ever found yourself repeating the dichos, or...

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I love this book!!

This book is great, it tells many different stories from many different latinos. It also has some spanish childrens songs that even my mom knew! My favorite part of this book is the "Dichos", they have trancended generations from mexicanos to mexican americans....

Useful and inspiring

I'm a college instructor (UCLA Extension, Loyola Marymount University Extension, The Art Institute of California - Los Angeles, and Brooks College).In some classes, 40% of my students are Hispanic.I read the stories in this book to them, and they find them very inspiring.Given the short attention span of students nowadays, the fact that Nava's stories are short and to the point makes them that much more impactful.

A Must Have for Parents and Educators!!!

This book is great! I have been reading the stories to my middle school class of ESL students. They love it. The lessons on Respect, Honor, and Values hit home. We have posted dichos all over our room. I especially like that this book shows Hispanic people who keep thier values and culture can be rich, famous, and respected. Wonderful!!

You don't have to be Hispanic

You don't have to be Hispanic to love this book. On these pages you will find insight and inspiration for everyone. It gives an Anglo like me an indepth view of a community filled with wisdom and bursting with great stories. I highly recommend it.

Que Bueno!

"Trabaja para mas valer, estudia para mas saber." Work to be worth more, study to know more. This book is a gem. It is structured so each chapter has a theme like responsabilidad, respecto, justicia. Famous latinos share a story and then the author links a set of appropriate dichos - commonly known in the english language as proverbs. This book is helpful for those of use who grew up hearing dichos from our abuelitos, but not understanding the historical context. Excellent choice!
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