Hofstra University Special Collections, HOF_HISLAT_B19_99
Open letter to Wonder Woman from Pura Cruz, n.d.
Why does this author integrate Spanish into her English writing?
What is life like for these children growing up in Spanish Harlem during this time period? What evidence do you have for your conclusions?
Why would this author choose to write to Wonder Woman?
What is the barrio?
What did the girl mean when she stated that she was living in two worlds?
Why did this girl have to go to the emergency room?
Who was Wonder Woman? See if you can find a Wonder Woman comic book.
Locate a book that is set in the barrio. Read it and write a book report.
English Language Arts: Write a letter back from Wonder Woman to the girl.
Art: Create a comic strip depicting the events in this story.
Mohr, Nicholasa. 1992. All for the Better: A Story of El Barrio. Steck-Vaughn Publishers, 1992.
Stavans, Ilan. 2001. Wáchale! : Poetry and Prose about Growing Up Latino. Cricket Books/Marcato, 2001.
Campoy, Isabel F. Mi Barrio/ My Neighborhood. Children's Press, 2005.