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I was eight at the time when my 3rd grade teacher recommended Carmen Lomas Garza’s Family Pictures/Cuadros de Familia to me. I had just arrived to the US and I spoke little to no English. I assumed she thought this book would help me learn something, anything really. I did know how to read in Spanish, so she must have thought I was going to compare languages and pick up on it.
I remember reading it and being dazzled by the colorful and detailed illustrations. Every picture tells more than one story, and it took me a while to appreciate it all and invent my own background stories about the characters in the pictures.
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