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The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans book coverThe Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans

by Carmen Tafolla

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Trade Paperback, 136 pages

blue ribbonWinner of the 2009 Tomás Rivera Book Award for Mexican American Young Adult Literature

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ePub ISBN: 978-1-60940-036-1
Kindle ISBN: 978-1-60940-037-8
Library PDF ISBN: 978-1-60940-038-5

Called a "world-class writer" by Alex Haley, Carmen Tafolla is the author of numerous works of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction for both adults and children. Her work has appeared in over 200 anthologies, and she has performed her one-woman show, "My Heart Speaks a Different Language," all over the world.Known mainly as a poet — hers was an important voice in the Chicano Movement — Tafolla's fiction appears here for the first time in book form. As the title indicates, The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans is a literary feast. Tafolla skillfully combines the spiritual mission of a magical tortilla with that of a heart-transplant patient's bedside marriage, and the blessing of a handful of dirt with that of a cross-dressing streetperson.Spiced with the specific flavors of bilingual/bicultural South Texas, The Holy Tortilla takes on hypocrisy, prejudice, institutional pomposity, and other modern myopias with a fresh humor and a deep understanding of the human spirit. This is the human comedy. Welcome to the feast!

Below: Carmen Tafolla reads from The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans at the 2010 San Antonio Luminaria.

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