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Cool Salsa

(1994)
Bilingual Poems On Growing Up Hispanic in the United States
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 
Growing up Latino in America means speaking two languages, living two lives, learning the rules of two cultures. Cool Salsa celebrates the tones, rhythms, sounds, and experiences of that double life. Here are poems about families and parties, insults and sad memories, hot dogs and mangos, the sweet syllables of Spanish and the snag-toothed traps of English. Here is the glory, and pain, of being Latino American.

Latino Americans hail from Cuba and California, Mexico and Michigan, Nicaragua and New York, and editor Lori M. Carlson has made sure to capture all of those accents. With poets such as Sandra Cisneros, Martín Espada, Gary Soto, and Ed Vega, and a very personal introduction by Oscar Hijuelos, this collection encompasses the voices of Latino America. By selecting poems about the experiences of teenagers, Carlson has given a focus to that rich diversity; by presenting the poems both in their original language and in translation, she has made them available to us all.

As you move from memories of red wagons, to dreams of orange trees, to fights with street gangs, you feel Cool Salsa's musical and emotional cross rhythms. Here is a world of exciting poetry for you, y tú también.



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Hardback Editions

March 2013 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Cool Salsa
Author(s): Oscar Hijuelos
ISBN: 1-62765-594-8 / 978-1-62765-594-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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May 1994 : USA Hardback
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Title: Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Hispanic in the United States (Edge Book)
Author(s): Oscar Hijuelos
ISBN: 0-8050-3135-9 / 978-0-8050-3135-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
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Paperback Editions

April 1995 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Cool Salsa
Author(s): Lori Carlson
ISBN: 0-449-70436-X / 978-0-449-70436-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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