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My Own True Name: New and Selected Poems for Young Adults

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More than sixty poems, some with Spanish translations, include such titles as The Young Sor Juana, Graduation Morning, Border Town 1938, Legal Alien, Abuelita Magic, and In the Blood.
Paperback, 81 pages
Published January 28th 2003 by Arte Publico Press (first published January 1st 2000)
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Carie Juettner
Sep 03, 2016 Carie Juettner rated it really liked it
From My Own True Name, by Pat Mora:

Two Worlds

Bi-lingual, Bi-cultural
able to slip from "How's life"
to "M'estan volviendo loca,"
able to sit in a paneled office
drafting memos in smooth English,
able to order in fluent Spanish
at a Mexican restaurant,
American but hyphenated,
viewed by anglos as perhaps exotic,
perhaps inferior, definitely different,
viewed by Mexicans as alien
(their eyes say, "You may speak
Spanish but you're not like me")
an American to Mexicans
a Mexican to Americans
a handy token
sliding b
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Sarah Holland
Feb 19, 2015 Sarah Holland rated it it was amazing
Personal Reaction: I appreciate the variety of topics included in this poetry book with their own unique/fresh takes. The author does an excellent job of reaching a wide range of readers, from young children to adults. The poems can be broken down into simple terms or digested on deep levels of understanding. The topics include everyday objects, immigration, life in the American West, and Mexican heritage.

Purposes
-read aloud for enrichment: Certain poems would be great to be read aloud during tr
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Scott Whitney
Oct 02, 2015 Scott Whitney rated it it was amazing
Some very beautiful poetry with a great introduction. I am excited to use parts of this book with my students. I did not want to put this book down as I was reading, and the imagery in the poetry was incredible.
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Pat Mora (born 1942) is a female Mexican-American author and poet. Pat Mora was born in El Paso, Texas. She is married and has 3 grown children.
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