Us, in Progress: Short Stories About Young Latinos

Us in Progress Short Stories About Young Latinos Middle grade readers will appreciate reading stories that reflect their lives not their parents or grandparents stories Brightly in their article Exciting New Middle Grade Books with Latinx Main

  • Title: Us, in Progress: Short Stories About Young Latinos
  • Author: Lulu Delacre
  • ISBN: 9780062392169
  • Page: 122
  • Format: ebook
  • Us, in Progress: Short Stories About Young Latinos

    Middle grade readers will appreciate reading stories that reflect their lives, not their parents or grandparents stories Brightly, in their article 10 Exciting New Middle Grade Books with Latinx Main Characters Acclaimed author and Pura Belpr Award honoree Lulu Delacre s beautifully illustrated collection of twelve short stories is a groundbreaking look at the Middle grade readers will appreciate reading stories that reflect their lives, not their parents or grandparents stories Brightly, in their article 10 Exciting New Middle Grade Books with Latinx Main Characters Acclaimed author and Pura Belpr Award honoree Lulu Delacre s beautifully illustrated collection of twelve short stories is a groundbreaking look at the diverse Latinos who live in the United States.In this book, you will meet many young Latinos living in the United States, from a young girl whose day at her father s burrito truck surprises her to two sisters working together to change the older sister s immigration status, and .Turn the pages to experience life through the eyes of these boys and girls whose families originally hail from many different countries see their hardships, celebrate their victories, and come away with a better understanding of what it means to be Latino in the U.S today.

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    1. Richard Denney

      4 STARS!!I was so happy to find this in my library and I had no idea it existed. I loved how there were portrait illustrations of the characters the short stories were about. My favorite story was GUERA because I related to it so much being Mexican-American and so light I pass for white, we struggle too sometimes and I just loved seeing someone like myself portrayed since I rarely see it in fiction. One issue I had was that some of the stories were long, to me short stories are about 1-5 pages, [...]

    2. Nay Keppler

      Absolutely wonderful collection of short stories based on real events in the news and events that the author had experienced peripherally. I would love nothing more than to send this book back in a time machine to a ten-year-old Trump.

    3. Katerina

      Mixed feelings: of course, diverse books are great, and the illustrations were amazing, yet I was confused by some of the stories, and I felt some didn’t flow quite well.

    4. Mary Louise Sanchez

      I enjoyed reading these short stories about contemporary Latino kids, often based on news articles, with a short note about the inspiration for the stories, and the articles cited at the end of the book. Hopefully readers will realize there is a great diversity even among Latinos--in their looks, where they live, their family situations, and more. However, I do wish the author had included more stories with settings in the southwest.Yet, these are universal stories for everyone.The excellent rea [...]

    5. Bridget

      I really like the art, and I think this would pair beautifully withIn The Country We Love: My Family Divided as a non-fiction comparison. My favorite story was Burrito Man; reader, I cried. I also really liked the glossary at the end, though all the italics reminded me about something I readJunot Diaz said in an interview or something that I can't quite remember. In my Googling, I found this article by another writer which feels like a solid companion read if you're curious about italicizing wor [...]

    6. Desiree

      This is such a good selection of short stories! I love the way many different parts of Latino characters are explored. All of the stories are based on true events and really gives readers an unlikely glimpse into the lives of Latino children. The author does a great job of communicating the difficulty of living in two worlds and having different cultural identities within your own world. This book would be a great edition to any teacher's collection. Great way to expose readers to more complex w [...]

    7. Meredith

      Like many books of short stories, not all of the stories are equal levels of quality. I enjoyed most of them a lot, but a few of them could have benefited from being longer. The last story especially really made some jumps in no time at all that came out of nowhere (the main character goes from being a little puke to being a nice kid in like one page). Things I especially liked-all the notes at the end, giving context for each story. Also the fact that there was so much diversity within the stor [...]

    8. Aud

      I can’t speak to the real authenticity of these stories, but they felt very real, and the backmatter (which I appreciated greatly) reinforces that impression. Short stories aren’t usually my thing, but these were excellent. You get to know the characters quickly, and it’s easy to empathize with them and care about their situations. Most of the stories were thought-provoking and will definitely stay with me. Altogether, I would say the author accomplished what she set out to do. Very well d [...]

    9. Anne

      Delacre started with a true story that a family friend shared with her. She thought more people needed to hear it. Then she found other stories: in newspapers, on the radio, etc. They all tell of Latinos and their varied experiences in the US. They range from immigration to soccer to piano recitals, food, and so much more. They are beautifully illustrated with layered pictures that elaborate the message of diversity, incompleteness, and the need for understanding.

    10. Maureen

      The short stories outlined in this book are beyond amazing! There are so many different aspects of Latinx communities that most people don't even realize, occur. I enjoyed the different types of stories and there were time when I had tears in my eyes, because yes, no one sees that, but it happens all the time! Overall, thank you so much Lulu for writing these beautiful words! ☺

    11. Ted Graham

      I enjoyed most of these stories. They all had good character development and the author did a great job showing the perspective of the main characters. The thread that connected all the stories was the complexity of humanity. I think this book provided some interesting insight into lives I don’t live and would definitely be a good middle grade read.

    12. Alicia

      A lovely mix of short stories of Latinx characters with illustrations inspired by the incomplete story of any young adult and the largest group in America. It touches on issues like immigration and loyalty, family and religion. Short and accessible.

    13. Kendra

      This is a good collection of short stories. It illustrates well how a group seen from the outside is actually quite heterogeneous in terms of individuals' experiences. Read as a reviewer for our school's participation in an ILA program. Good for 5-7 graders perhaps as a reading club selection.

    14. Dan

      A beautiful collection of stories about young Latinos that were inspired by news events around The United States and from friends and acquaintances of the author. The artistic portraits paired with each story in the collection is absolutely incredible and sure to draw readers in.

    15. Megan

      Many interesting characters - I loved the premise of breaking the stereotypes of what it is to be Latino/Latina. May read young for my students, but I think many would enjoy it.

    16. Alexa Hamilton

      Series of short stories featuring Latinos all inspired by current events--either things the author read about or situations that happened to her friends. Each story is accompanied by a saying in Spanish (English translations in the back) and a layered portrait created by the author. The setting for the Chicago one was perfect--all the streets and neighborhoods were correct--and I hope that's the same for all the other cities these are set in. Does give a broad range of Latino experiences. The re [...]

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