Laughing Out Loud, I Fly: Poems in English and Spanish by Juan Felipe Herrera

Laughing Out Loud, I Fly: Poems in English and Spanish

byJuan Felipe Herrera

Hardcover | April 4, 1998

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From U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, one of the most prominent Chicano poets writing today, here are poems like sweet music. Awarded the Pura Belpré Honor for this book, Herrera writes in both Spanish and English about the joy and laughter and sometimes the confusion of growing up in an upside-down, jumbled-up world—between two cultures, two homes. With a crazy maraca beat, Herrera creates poetry as rich and vibrant as mole de olé and pineapple tamales...an aroma of papaya...a clear soup with strong garlic, so you will grow, not disappear. Herrera's words are hot and peppery, and good for you. They show us what it means to laugh out loud until it feels like flying.

Juan Felipe Herrera's vibrant poems dance across these pages in a dazzling explosion of two languages, English and Spanish. Skillfully crafted, beautiful, joyful, fun, the poems are paired with whimsical black-and-white drawings by Karen Barbour. The resulting collage fills the soul and celebrates a life lived between two cultures. Laughing out loud, I fly, toward the good things, to catch Mamá Lucha on the sidewalk, afterschool, waiting for the green-striped bus, on the side of the neighborhood store, next to almonds, José's tiny wooden mule, the wise boy from San Diego, teeth split apart, like mine in the coppery afternoon . . .

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Juan Felipe Herrera holds the TomÁs Rivera endowed chair in creative writing at the University of California, Riverside. He is the author of numerous poetry volumes, including Half of the World in Light; 187 Reasons Mexicanos Can't Cross the Border: Undocuments 1971-2007; Border-Crosser with a Lamborghini Dream; and numerous children's...
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Title:Laughing Out Loud, I Fly: Poems in English and SpanishFormat:HardcoverDimensions:48 pages, 7 × 5.5 × 0.38 inPublished:April 4, 1998Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060276045

ISBN - 13:9780060276041

Appropriate for ages: 12 - 17

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A collection of poems in Spanish and English about childhood, place, and identity