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Hispanic Phase IV

Norton’s PHASE IV: Historical Fiction

Studying the historical fiction in Phase IV introduces types of conflict that were encountered by members of the culture.

Krumgold, J. (1953). ... and now Miguel. New York: Crowell. Miguel Chavez lives near Taos, New Mexico. This last great adventure of a boy and his first great adventure as a man has its own peculiar mystery, its own special enchantment. Newbery award ; 1954. Gr. 5-up

Santiago, D. (1983). Famous all over town. New York : Simon and Schuster. A novel that is strikingly original yet powerfully real and authentic. It is the story of one turbulent year in the life of the Medina family. Gr. YA

Soto, G. (1990). Baseball in April ; and other stories. San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publishers. A collection of eleven short stories focusing on the everyday adventures of Hispanic young people growing up in Fresno, California. Gr. 4-8

Taylor, K. (1994). The new narrative of Mexico: sub-versions of history in Mexican fiction. Lewisburg, PA : Bucknell University Press. Includes bibliographical references and index.