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The Resource Once upon a quinceañera : coming of age in the USA, Julia Alvarez

Once upon a quinceañera : coming of age in the USA, Julia Alvarez

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Once upon a quinceañera : coming of age in the USA
Title
Once upon a quinceañera
Title remainder
coming of age in the USA
Statement of responsibility
Julia Alvarez
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The quinceañera, the fifteenth birthday celebration for a Latina girl, is quickly becoming an American event. This legendary party is a sight to behold: lavish ball gowns, extravagant catered meals, DJs, limousines, and multi-tiered cakes. The must-haves for a "quince" are becoming as numerous and costly as a prom or wedding. And yet, this elaborate ritual also hearkens back to traditions from native countries and communities, offering young Latinas a chance to connect with their heritage. Writer Alvarez explores this celebration that brings a Latina girl into womanhood, attending the quince of a young woman in Queens, and weaving in interviews with other quince girls, her own memories of coming of age as an immigrant, and the history of the custom itself. The result is an enlightening, accessible, and entertaining portrait of contemporary Latino culture.--From publisher description
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Alvarez, Julia
Dewey number
395.2/4
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Quinceañera (Social custom)
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Quinceañera (Costumbre social)
  • Hispanoestadounidenses
  • Hispanoestadounidenses
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Once upon a quinceañera : coming of age in the USA, Julia Alvarez
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-278)
Control code
ocm76835990
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
278 p.
Isbn
9780670038732
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006037561
System control number
(OCoLC)76835990
Label
Once upon a quinceañera : coming of age in the USA, Julia Alvarez
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-278)
Control code
ocm76835990
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
278 p.
Isbn
9780670038732
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006037561
System control number
(OCoLC)76835990

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