May 22, 2008

Carmen Lomas Garza

Even though we didn't grow up in a poor rural Hispanic community (but instead a border urban community), many of Carmen Lomas Garza's books touch my heart in a very profound way because they show the family always together. This is what I love about the traditions of being part of a Mexican American family.

These are from her Family Pictures and In My Family books.






Mia's Mama said...

This is so how I grew up, but no quince :(
Beautiful illustrations and very well written.

Andrea said...

I didn't have one either. :(

My Papa (who was American) wanted me to have one, and my Mama (who was Mexican, said no b/c of the money.

They're like mini weddings.
But oh, so fun!