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Barrio Boy
Author/Editor: Ernesto Galarza
ISBN: 0268004412
Year Published: 1971
Format: Paperback 
Description: When Little Ernie’s family moves from a mountain village in Mexico to the barrio of Sacramento, the old, familiar patterns of life disappear. This biography is the true story of one boy’s encounter with American culture and his struggle to stay connected with his heritage.

This novel teems with numerous local color references to the Mexican community in the early twentieth century. It is also important in that it documents life under the Diaz dictatorship and the forces that made one family migrate to southwestern U.S. It is an invaluable chronicle.