Family Pictures / Cadres de Familiar

By Lomas Garza, Carmen

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Family Pictures is the story of Carmen Lamas Garza's girlhood in Hinesville, Texas: celebrating birthdays, making tamales, picking cacti, and confiding to her sister her dreams of becoming an artist. These day-to-day experiences are told through fifteen paintings and stories, each focusing on a different aspect of Carmen's traditional Mexican American culture growing up.

The paintings and stories reflect the author's strong sense of family and community  and demonstrate how her mother's love and hard work helped Carmen achieve her dream. For the hundreds of thousands of Mexican Americans, Carmen Lamas Garza offers a book that reflects their lives and cultural traditions. For others, this beautiful work will offer insights into a fascinating life and a rich community.

Sandra Cisneros provided the introduction and Pat More the afterword for this touchstone of Latino children's literature.

This book is bilingual (English and Spanish).

This book appeared on Mrs. Laura Bush's Family Favorites list, books to read with young children.