Monday, April 15, 2013

Bless Me, Ultima Read-a-Likes for Teens

The 2013 Big Read book is Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya. Set in a small New Mexican community during World War II, this novel relates the dignity, traditions and mythology of Chicano life through the eyes of 7-year old  Antonio M├írez, his family and Ultima, the old healer who comes to stay with them. And if you like that book, try these others. 

View full image Bless Me, Ultima 
By Rudolfo Anaya
(English & Spanish)
View full image   The House on Mango Street
By Sandra Cisneros
(In Spanish Book on CD)
View full image The Brothers Torres
By Coert Voorhees

View full image Parrot in the Oven
By Victor Martinez
(English & Spanish)
View full image Rogelia’s House of Magic
By Jamie Martinez Wood
View full image My land sings : stories from the Rio Grande
By Rudolfo Anaya

1 comment:

Daniel said...

I suggest all young men from the valley to read Parrot in the oven. The author is from Fresno and I am always so proud to see someone from the valley make it. Plus I connected with the kid in the book.