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Tafolla, Carmen 1951-

Overview
Works: 86 works in 235 publications in 4 languages and 14,934 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Stories in rhyme  Poetry  Picture books  Biographies  Biographical fiction  Literature  Short stories  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Signer
Classifications: PZ7.T1165, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Carmen Tafolla
What can you do with a rebozo? by Carmen Tafolla( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 2,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spunky young girl explains the many uses of her mother's red rebozo, a traditional Mexican woven shawl
Sonnets and salsa by Carmen Tafolla( )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<DIV>This major poetry collection is a fearless depiction of a Latina living in the best and worst of times.</DIV>
Fiesta babies by Carmen Tafolla( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Littérature de jeunesse en langue anglaise
What can you do with a paleta? by Carmen Tafolla( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Mexican American girl celebrates the paleta, an icy fruit popsicle, and the many roles it plays in her lively barrio
This river here : poems of San Antonio by Carmen Tafolla( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Antonio Poet Laureate Carmen Tafolla captures her hometown? the city of her ancestors for the past three centuries? in poems that celebrate its history as a cosmopolitan multilingual cultural crossroads. Discover San Antonio's corazón in Tafolla's poetry, accompanied by historic and contemporary photographs that convey its enduring sense of place. The little river that has charmed so many rises at?the biological hub of the northern half of this hemisphere" (Dr. Karen Stothert) in a spring that Frederick Law Olmsted described as being?among the gems of the natural world." A century ago
A life crossing borders : memoir of a Mexican-American Confederate : las memorias de un mexicoamericano en la Confederación by Santiago Tafolla( )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The preservation and publication of this memoir is almost as fascinating as the life described within its pages. Edited by Santiago's great-grand-daughters, Carmen Tafolla and Laura Tafolla, it includes sample pages from the original, handwritten manuscript; a transcription of the complete original Spanish memoir; an epilogue describing the significance of his later life; the English translation; and historical photos
Rebozos : poems by Carmen Tafolla( )

6 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrating both the rebozo as a cultural icon of Mexico and the series of rebozo-inspired paintings by Mexican-California artist Catalina Gárate, this bilingual collection of poems gives voices of strength, endurance, joy, and sorrow to the women of Gárate's paintings. The rebozo is considered a physical manifestation of Mexican womanhood throughout every stage of life and can be used as a tool of daily labor: a sling to carry children, a shield from weather or from prying eyes, an heirloom, and even a shroud. Inspired by each painting, these poems, in both Spanish and English, are accompanie
That's not fair! : Emma Tenayuca's struggle for justice = No es justo! : la lucha de Emma Tenayuca por la justicia by Carmen Tafolla( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vivid depiction of the early injustices encountered by a young Mexican-American girl in San Antonio in the 1920's, this book tells the true story of Emma Tenayuca. Emma learns to care deeply about poverty and hunger during a time when many Mexican Americans were starving to death and working unreasonably long hours at slave wages in the city's pecan-shelling factories. Through astute perception, caring, and personal action, Emma begins to get involved and eventually, at the age of 21, leads 12,000 workers in the first significant historical action in the Mexican-American struggle for justice. Emma Tenayuca's story serves as a model for young and old alike about courage, compassion, and the role everyone can play in making the world fairer. Una representación vívida de las injusticias con las que se encuentra una joven mexicano-americana en San Antonio en las décadas de 1920 y 1930, este libro cuenta la historia verdadera de Emma Tenayuca. Emma aprende a preocuparse por la pobreza y el hambre durante una época cuando muchos mexicano-americanos se morían de inanición y trabajaban horas excesivamente largas por sueldos exiguos en las fábricas de pacana. A través de percepción perspicaz, un buen corazón y acción personal, Emma empieza a involucrarse y al final, a los 21 años, lleva a 12.000 trabajadores a tomar acción por la primera vez en la historia de la lucha mexicano-americana por la justicia. El relato de Emma Tenayuca sirve de modelo para tanto los jóvenes como los adultos sobre el valor, la compasión y el papel que puede desempeña quienquiera en hacer más justo el mundo
The holy tortilla and a pot of beans : a feast of short fiction by Carmen Tafolla( )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories set in the Southwest
Curandera by Carmen Tafolla( )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Featuring historic photos of the Chicano Movement in San Antonio and a new introduction, this is the 30th-anniversary edition of Carmen Tafolla's first solo poetry collection. Having filled a cultural and linguistic void in 1983, when it was first published, this compilation showcases the poet's creation of a literary language from the natural Spanish and English code-switching of the barrios of San Antonio. Banned in Arizona along with many other multicultural books, this work celebrates bilingual and bicultural diversity and the power of individual imagination while simultaneously examining social inequities. Many poems from this book have been widely anthologized throughout the past three decades
Great lives from history( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers Latino individuals from the eighteenth century through the present, offering a perspective on Latino history in the United States
Tamales, comadres and the meaning of civilization : secrets, recipes, history, anecdotes, and a lot of fun by Ellen Riojas Clark( )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This culinary history unwraps the extensive culture surrounding the tamale, bringing together writers, artists, journalists, and Texas' regional leaders to honor this traditional Latin American dish. It is filled with family stories, recipes, and artwork, and also celebrates tamaladas, the large family gatherings where women prepare the tamales for the Christmas festivities. Humorous and colorful, this collection reveals the importance of community and good food
The amazing watercolor fish by Carolyn Dee Flores( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in Spanish and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un pez imaginativo sueña con lo que está más allá de su tazón y usa acuarelas para pintar lo que se imagina
To split a human : mitos, machos, y la mujer chicana by Carmen Tafolla( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baby Coyote and the old woman = El coyotito y la viejita by Carmen Tafolla( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuando el viento lleva la basura de la viejita al desierto, el coyotito la devuelva a su puerta. La señora se da cuenta que se puede reciclar las cosas
Get your tortillas together by Carmen Tafolla( )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected short stories of Carmen Tafolla by Carmen Tafolla( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonnets to human beings by Carmen Tafolla( )

7 editions published in 1992 in German and English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonnets to human beings and other selected works by Carmen Tafolla( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Isabela de guadalupe y otras Chucas by Carmen Tafolla( )

3 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Fiesta babies
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Sonnets and salsaFiesta babiesWhat can you do with a paleta?A life crossing borders : memoir of a Mexican-American Confederate : las memorias de un mexicoamericano en la ConfederaciónThat's not fair! : Emma Tenayuca's struggle for justice = No es justo! : la lucha de Emma Tenayuca por la justiciaThe holy tortilla and a pot of beans : a feast of short fictionGreat lives from historyTamales, comadres and the meaning of civilization : secrets, recipes, history, anecdotes, and a lot of funBaby Coyote and the old woman = El coyotito y la viejita
Alternative Names
Tafolla, Mary Carmen 1951-

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