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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
Title variation
Coming of age in the USA
Creator
Subject
Genre
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
LC call number
GT2490
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Quinceañera (Social custom)
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Hispanic American teenagers
  • Hispanic American teenagers
  • Hispanic American women
  • Hispanic American women
Label
Once upon a quinceañera : coming of age in the USA, Julia Alvarez
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky234234734
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780452288300
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008025819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
ab 10/17 kp 11/17
Label
Once upon a quinceañera : coming of age in the USA, Julia Alvarez
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky234234734
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780452288300
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008025819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
ab 10/17 kp 11/17

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