El Bronx Remembered by Nicholasa MohrEl Bronx Remembered by Nicholasa Mohr

El Bronx Remembered

byNicholasa Mohr

Paperback | June 19, 1993

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In a city called New York ...
In a neighborhood called El Bronx ...

  • The Fernandex children own a very special pet: A white hen named after their favorite Hollywood movie star.
  • A new girl comes to school - a gypsy child who can read palms and foretell the future.
  • A young boy must face the humiliation of wearing his uncle's orange roach-killer shoes to his high school graduation.

In the South Bronx - or El Bronx, as it's known to the people who live there - anything can happen. A migrant "fresh off the boat" from Puerto Rico can be somebody on the mainland, pursue the American Dream ... and maybe even make it come true.

Here are stories that capture the flavor and beat of El Bronx in its heyday, from 1946-1956.

A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year
Finalist, 1976 National Book Award for Children's Literature
A Notable Children's Trade Book in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)

Nicholasa Mohr has written a number of acclaimed books for young adults and children.She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Title:El Bronx RememberedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 19, 1993Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064471004

ISBN - 13:9780064471008

Appropriate for ages: 12 - 12


From Our Editors

In the South Bronx, also referred to as “El Bronx” by its inhabitants, anything can happen — whether it’s joyous, sad or funny. Nicholasa Mohr takes readers away to a place where beauty and pain reside arm in arm within the inner city of the Spanish-American community. This charismatic collection of stories captures the true flavour and rhythm of this distinct culture at its peak, between 1946 and 1956. El Bronx: Remembered is a spiritual novella and story collection readers will remember for a long time.

Editorial Reviews

"A marvel, a glorious collection of stories you will never forget."(San Francisco Chronicle)