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“By turns humorous and poignant, nostalgic and immediate, these poems represent a diversity of experiences, underpinned by emotions that anyone can recognize.” –School Library Journal

Red Hot Salsa: Bilingual Poems On Being Young And Latino In The United States

Written by Lori Marie Carlson
Published by Henry Holt & Company

Ten years after the publication of the acclaimed “Cool Salsa”, editor Lori Marie Carlson has brought together a stunning variety of Latino poets for a long-awaited follow-up. Established and familiar names are joined by many new young voices, and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Oscar Hijuelos has written the Introduction. The poets collected here illuminate the difficulty of straddling cultures, languages, and identities. They celebrate food, family, love, and triumph. In English, Spanish, and poetic jumbles of both, they tell us who they are, where they are, and what their hopes are for the future.

Primary ISBN: 9780805076165

Available As: Hardcover
Young Adult, Age 15 or older

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Setting: United States

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Immigrant, 1st Generation

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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