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Herrera, Juan Felipe

Overview
Works: 87 works in 209 publications in 2 languages and 14,500 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Poetry  Fiction  Biography  History  Young adult works  Picture books  Novels in verse  Stories in rhyme  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Editor
Classifications: PS3558.E74, B
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Portraits of Hispanic American heroes by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twenty Hispanic American artists, scientists, athletes, activists and political leaders are profiled in this stunning picture book, complete with inspirational quotes and distinctive expressionist portraits"--
Notes on the assemblage by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Juan Felipe Herrera, the first Latino Poet Laureate of the United States and son of Mexican immigrants, grew up in the migrant fields of California. Exuberant and socially engaged, reflective and healing, this collection of new work from the nation's first Latino Poet Laureate is brimming with the wide-open vision and hard-won wisdom of a poet whose life and creative arc have spanned chasms of culture in an endless crossing, dreaming and back again
Los meros meros remateros = Grandma and me at the flea by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juanito accompanies his grandmother to a flea market in southern California, where he helps her and the other vendors and where they enjoy seeing old friends from their Mexican-American community
Half of the world in light : new and selected poems by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For nearly four decades, Juan Felipe Herrera has documented his experience as a Chicano in the United States and Latin America through stunning, memorable poetry that is both personal and universal in its impact, themes, and approach. Often political, never fainthearted, his career has been marked by tremendous virtuosity and a unique sensibility for uncovering the unknown and the unexpected. Through a variety of stages and transformations, Herrera has evolved more than almost any other Chicano poet, always re-inventing himself into a more mature and seasoned voice. Now, in this unprecedented collection, we encounter the trajectory of this highly innovative and original writer, bringing the full scope of his singular vision into view. Beginning with early material from A Certain Man and moving through thirteen of his collections into new, previously unpublished work, this assemblage also includes an audio CD of the author reading twenty-four selected poems aloud. Serious scholars and readers alike will now have available to them a representative set of glimpses into his production as well as his origins and personal development. The ultimate value of bringing together such a collection, however, is that it will allow us to better understand and appreciate the complexity of what this major American poet is all about."--Publisher's description
CrashBoomLove : a novel in verse by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his father leaves home, sixteen-year Cesar Garcia lives with his mother and struggles through the painful experience of growing up as a Mexican American high school student
187 reasons mexicanos can't cross the border : undocuments, 1971-2007 by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hybrid collection of texts written and performed on the road, from Mexico City to San Francisco, from Central America to central California, illustrated throughout with photos and artwork. Rants, manifestos, newspaper cutups, street theater, anti-lectures, love poems, and riffs tell the story of what it's like to live outlaw and brown in the United States. Herrera is a professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside; he is also a community arts leader and a dynamic performer and actor. He is the son of Mexican immigrants and grew up in the migrant fields of California.--From publisher description
Featherless by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Tomasito's spina bifida keeps him in a wheelchair, where he often feels as confined as his flightless and featherless pet bird, he discovers that he can feel free when he is on the soccer field
Super Cilantro Girl by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight-year-old Esmeralda is transformed into a superhero and flies off to rescue her mother, who visited Mexico without her green-card and is not being permitted to return to the United States
Cinnamon girl : letters found inside a cereal box by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yolanda, a Puerto Rican girl, tries to come to terms with her painful past as she waits to see if her uncle recovers from injuries he suffered when the towers collapsed on September 11, 2001
Downtown boy by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From June of 1958 to June of 1959, Juanito tries to stay out of mischief and be good as he, his mother, and his father move around the state of California, never quite feeling at home
Border-crosser with a Lamborghini dream : poems by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thunderweavers = Tejedoras de rayos by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night train to Tuxtla by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems and stories by a Chicano writer. In Aviary, he writes: "Pedro Towers, is that you again? Looking / for certainties. Begin again--the arms first, then the fingers. / Feel the other strange fingers on the same hand. / That is all." By the author of Exiles of Desire
Skatefate by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucky Z, a Chicano foster child, loved living on the edge until a drag racing accident left him in a wheelchair, but as he struggles to find his place in a new high school, he begins writing poetry everywhere about anything, and in finding his voice he also discovers the beauty around him
Giraffe on fire by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The renowned author presents a poetic collage of voices, genres, and time-spaces
Lotería cards and fortune poems : a book of lives by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love after the riots by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exiles of desire by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry of resistance : voices for social justice( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book is a timely response via verse to the current political climate of Arizona, though what it ultimately argues is that these injustices have always been taking place: SB 1070 is simply its most recent manifestation"--Provided by publisher
The roots of a thousand embraces : dialogues by Juan Felipe Herrera( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.22 (from 0.05 for El canto d ... to 1.00 for Papers, 19 ...)

Los meros meros remateros = Grandma and me at the flea
Alternative Names
Herrera, Juan F.

Juan Felipe Herrera American writer

Juan Felipe Herrera Amerikaans dichter

Languages
English (127)

Spanish (5)

Covers
Half of the world in light : new and selected poemsCrashBoomLove : a novel in verse187 reasons mexicanos can't cross the border : undocuments, 1971-2007FeatherlessSuper Cilantro GirlCinnamon girl : letters found inside a cereal boxDowntown boyBorder-crosser with a Lamborghini dream : poems