Monday, January 12, 2009
Written and Illustrated by: Carmen Lomas Garza
Available in English and Spanish - Elementary
"Family Pictures" is the story of Carmen Lomas Garza's girlhood in Kingsville, Texas: celebrating birthdays, making tamales, finding a hammerhead shark on the beach, picking cactus, going to a fair in Mexico, and confiding to her sister her dreams of becoming an artist. These day-to-day experiences are told through fourteen vignettes of art and a descriptive narrative, each focusing on a different aspect of the traditional Mexican American culture she experienced.