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- DescriptionSi, Se Puede! / Yes, We Can! is a bilingual fictional story set against the backdrop of the successful janitors strike in Los Angeles in 2000. It tells about Carlitos, whose mother is a janitor. Every night, he sleeps while his mother cleans in one of the skyscrapers in downtown L.A. When she comes home, she waves Carlitos off to school before she goes to sleep. One night, his mama explains that she can t make eugh money to support him and his abuelita the way they need unless she makes more money as a janitor. She and the other janitors have decided to go on strike.How will Carlitos support his mother? Carlitos wants to help but he cant think of a way until his teacher, Miss Lopez, explains in class how her own grandfather had fought for better wages for farmworkers when he first came to the United States. He and the other children in his class join the marchers with a very special sign for his mom! Si, Se Puede! is a Jane Addams Peace Award Hor Book, a Skipping Stones Hor Book, as well as a selection for The Best of Beyond Difference, a recommended list of the top 10 diversity books published in 2002.Diana Cohn, the author, is a social activist. As an elementary teacher, she discovered there were few books for children that discussed social issues, so she began to write as an avocation. She w works as Program Director for the Solidago Foundation, a foundation that supports communities working for ecomic and environmental justice. She lives on a houseboat in Sausalito, California.Francisco Delgado, the illustrator, grew up in Juarez, Chihuahua, but completed high school in El Paso, Texas. He will -receive his MFA at Yale in Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking in May 2002. Francisco is becoming kwn nationally for his political paintings that satirize U.S. icons blind to the mestizo and immigrant communities of Mexico. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut. Luis J. Rodriguez ( Always Running ) adds the afterword and a poem.
- Author BiographyDiana Cohn lives in northern California. When not writing or working on other creative projects, she works as a program officer for a national foundation on issues related to economic justice. She is also a hobbyist beekeeper. Francisco Delgado, the illustrator, grew up in Juarez, Chihuahua, but completed high school in El Paso. He received his MFA at Yale in Painting, Drawing and Printmaking in May 2002. Francisco is becoming known nationally for his political paintings that satirize U.S. icons blind to the meztizo and immigrant communities of Mexico. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.
- Author(s)Diana Cohn,Paul Mirocha
- PublisherCinco Puntos Press,U.S.
- Date of Publication01/01/2004
- LanguageEnglish and Spanish
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Place of PublicationLouisville
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCinco Puntos Press,U.S.
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight159 g
- Width274 mm
- Height206 mm
- Spine8 mm
- Illustrator(s)Francisco Delgado
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