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The cholo tree

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Piñata Books / Arte Público Press,
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IL: UG - BL: 4.7 - AR Pts: 10
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 700L
"Do you know what a stereotype you are?" Jessica asks her son. "You're the existential Chicano." Fourteen-year-old Victor has just been released from the hospital; his chest is wrapped in bandages and his arm is in a sling. He has barely survived being shot, and his mother accuses him of being a cholo, something he denies. She's not the only adult that thinks he's a gangbanger. His sociology teacher once sent him to a teach-in on gang violence. Victor's philosophy is that everyone is racist. "They see a brown kid, they see a banger." Even other kids think he's in a gang, maybe because of the clothes he wears. The truth is, he loves death (metal, that is), reading books, drawing, the cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz and the Showtime series Weeds. He likes school and cooking. He knows what a double negative is!But he can't convince his mom that he's not in a gang. And in spite of a genius girlfriend and an art teacher who mentors and encourages him to apply to art schools, Victor can't seem to overcome society's expectations for him. In this compelling novel, renowned Chicano writer Daniel Chacón once again explores art, death, ethnicity and racism. Are Chicanos meant for meth houses instead of art schools? Are talented Chicanos never destined to study in Paris?
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Level 4.7, 10 Points
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 700L
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Grouped Work IDa8389519-a239-2681-cd36-b1f1079194d9
Grouping Titlecholo tree
Grouping Authorchacón daniel
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2020-03-14 04:11:34AM
Last Indexed2020-05-26 04:23:34AM

Solr Details

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Linthicum Library
Maryland City at Russett Library
Odenton Library
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Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - Adult Fiction
Linthicum Library - Adult Fiction
Maryland City at Russett Library - Adult Fiction
Odenton Library - Adult Fiction
display_descriptionRecovering from a shooting and stereotyped as a Chicano gangbanger, fourteen-year-old Victor Reyes loves reading books, has a genius girlfriend and an art teacher who mentors and encourages him to apply to art schools, but Victor cannot seem to overcome society's expectations for him.
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Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library
Linthicum Library
Maryland City at Russett Library
Odenton Library
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ils:a1538202BookBooksEnglishPiñata Books / Arte Público Press, [2017]248 pages ; 22 cm
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Gangs -- Fiction
Gangs -- Juvenile fiction
Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Juvenile fiction
Identity -- Fiction
Mexican Americans -- Fiction
Mexican Americans -- Juvenile fiction
Prejudices -- Fiction
Prejudices -- Juvenile fiction
title_displayThe cholo tree
title_fullThe cholo tree / by Daniel Chacón
title_shortThe cholo tree
Identity (Philosophical concept)
Mexican Americans