The Resource A so-called vacation, Genaro González

A so-called vacation, Genaro González

Label
A so-called vacation
Title
A so-called vacation
Statement of responsibility
Genaro González
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Brothers Gabriel and Gustavo, high school students in South Texas, are horrified when their father suggests that they spend the summer in California doing field work for extra money. They're not immigrants; they and their sister Paula were born in Texas, and the idea of picking fruits and vegetables-hard labor usually associated with undocumented workers-is humiliating. But their father thinks it will be good for his children. After all, the experience didn't hurt him when he was a kid. Gustavo, a rising senior, doesn't want to leave his girlfriend nor deal with friends' opinions. Gabriel doesn't care what anyone thinks, but he is not interested in doing back-breaking labor. It's only when the promise of visiting Disneyland is offered that they ultimately agree to the "vacation." Before long the family finds itself in a migrant camp, living in a shack with no electricity or bathroom. Toiling in the fields by day, the boys and their father attempt to make sense of it all. Unfortunately, while learning their way around town, the family members experience the racism frequently directed at recent immigrants. In this illuminating novel for teens that sheds light on the subjects of immigrant labor and prejudice within the Hispanic community, Genaro Gonzlèz blends the ageless theme of fathers and sons at odds with a contemporary issue weighing on many minds. While set in a place unfamiliar to many, the characters' hopes and dreams for the future will resonate with young adult readers
Member of
Summary
When their father insists that they lack "life experiences," teenaged brothers Gabriel and Gustavo reluctantly agree to a family vacation in a California migrant camp, where the boys pick crops and learn about immigrant labor and prejudice within the Hispanic community
Theme
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334870
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
hoopla (Digital media service)
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
González, Genaro
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Migrant labor
  • Mexican Americans
  • Agricultural laborers
  • Families
  • Fathers
  • Vacations
  • Migrant labor
  • Agricultural laborers
  • Family life
  • Fathers
  • Vacations
  • Mexican Americans
  • California
  • California
Target audience
juvenile
Label
A so-called vacation, Genaro González
Link
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12432580
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781611927603
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12432580
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12432580
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A so-called vacation, Genaro González
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12432580
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781611927603
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12432580
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12432580
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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