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Hunger of memory : the education of Richard Rodriguez

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  • ISBN: 9780553898835 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: electronic
    electronic resource
    remote
    1 online resource
  • Publisher: 2004.

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Summary, etc.: Hunger of Memory is the story of Mexican-American Richard Rodriguez, who begins his schooling in Sacramento, California, knowing just 50 words of English, and concludes his university studies in the stately quiet of the reading room of the British Museum. Here is the poignant journey of a "minority student" who pays the cost of his social assimilation and academic success with a painful alienation -- from his past, his parents, his culture -- and so describes the high price of "making it" in middle-class America. Provocative in its positions on affirmative action and bilingual education, Hunger of Memory is a powerful political statement, a profound study of the importance of language ... and the moving, intimate portrait of a boy struggling to become a man.From the Paperback edition.
Target Audience Note:
Text Difficulty 4 - Text Difficulty 5
920 Lexile.
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Electronic reproduction. New York : Bantam, 2004. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 881 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 328 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Rodriguez, Richard 1944-
Mexican Americans California Biography
Mexican Americans Education
Education, Bilingual United States
Affirmative action programs in education United States
California Biography
Nonfiction
Biography & Autobiography
Sociology
Genre: Electronic books.
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