Barrio Boy is the remarkable story of one boy's journey from a Mexican village so small its main street didn't have a name, to the "barrio" of Sacramento, California, bustling and thriving in the early decades of the twentieth century. With vivid imagery and a rare gift for re-creating a child's sense of time and place, Ernesto Galarza gives an account of the early experiences of his extraordinary life from revolution in Mexico to segregation in the United States that will continue to delight readers for generations to come.
Since it was first published in 1971, Galarza s classic workhas been assigned in high school and undergraduate classrooms across the country, profoundly affecting thousands of students who read this true story of acculturation into American life.
Autobiography and Biography,
Biography and Autobiography