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Friends from the Other Side / Amigos del otro lado

This book is about Gloria Anzaldua
In "Friends from the Other Side / Amigos del otro lado," a poignant tale of friendship and resilience unfolds along the Texas-Mexico border. Published on June 3, 1997, this gripping narrative by Gloria Anzaldúa, with evocative illustrations by Consuelo Méndez, explores the intertwining lives of Prietita, a courageous young Mexican American girl, and Joaquín, a boy who has recently crossed the Rio Grande with his mother in search of a better life. As Prietita befriends Joaquín, she stands up to local children who target him with derogatory slurs, showcasing her fierce protective spirit. However, their challenges escalate when the looming threat of the Border Patrol jeopardizes their safety, prompting Prietita to confront larger issues of immigrant rights, racial justice, and gender equality. Ideal for elementary-school readers, this book not only highlights the struggles faced by immigrants but also celebrates the shared culture and enduring humanity of border communities. Dive into this story to experience the powerful narrative of hope and collective solidarity across divides.
Published by Children's Book Press on June 3, 1997
32 pages
ISBN: 9780892391301
Best for readers in Elementary School
This book provides valuable insights into Gender EqualityImmigrant Rights, and Racial Justice, highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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