Snapshots from the Wedding

Maya, the flower girl, describes a Mexican-American wedding through snapshots of the day's events, beginning with the procession to the altar and ending with her sleeping after the dance. Reprint.

Author: Gary Soto

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: PSU:000063164114

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Maya, the flower girl, describes a Mexican-American wedding through snapshots of the day's events, beginning with the procession to the altar and ending with her sleeping after the dance. Reprint.
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A Study Guide for Bessie Head s Snapshots of a Wedding

This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410358318

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for Bessie Head's "Snapshots of a Wedding," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.
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Gary Soto

In Snapshots from a Wedding ( 1997 ) , Soto provides the reader with a vivid description of a Chicano wedding ceremony and celebration . The narrator of the story is flower girl Maya , who sneaks black olives on to each of her fingers ...

Author: Tamra B. Orr

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1404203273

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Discusses the life and work of the Mexican American author, including his writing process, themes, and a critical discussion of his books.
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Writer s Craft Models Lessons and More

Teacher Materials You Need to Supply: • read-aloud selection: Snapshots from the Wedding by Gary Soto • overhead projector, transparency markers, a picture of yourself (Suggestion: Use one of yourself at the same age of the children you ...

Author: RuthAnn Shauf

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 9780743930604

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Bessie Head

So they decided to poison this happy marriage because they were wild with jealousy . ... Snapshots of a Wedding " is a fascinating little story and like nearly all the others in this volume begins with the way things are in a ...

Author: Huma Ibrahim

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813916852

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

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One of the foremost African writers of our time, who dispelled the silence between colonial and feminist discourses by "talking back", Bessie Head at last gets her due in this first book-length, comprehensive study of her work. This book locates Head's unquestionable importance in the canon of African literature. Author Huma Ibrahim argues that unless we are able to look at the merging of women's sexual and linguistic identity with their political and gendered identity, the careful configurations created in Head's work will elude us. Ibrahim offers a series of thoughtful readings informed by feminist, diasporan, postcolonial, and poststructuralist insights and concerns. She identifies a theme she calls "exilic consciousness" - the desire to belong - and traces its manifestations through each phase of Head's work, showing how "women's talk" - a marginalized commodity in the construction of southern Africa - is differently embodied and evaluated. Bessie Head's works are frequently featured in courses in African literature, third-world literature, and fiction writing, but there is little critical material on them. Ibrahim offers readings of Head's novels When Rain Clouds Gather, Maru, and A Question of Power, as well as the collections Tales of Tenderness and Power, A Collector of Treasures, A Woman Alone: Autobiographical Writings, and The Cardinals, the histories Serowe: Village of the Rain Wind and A Bewitched Crossroad, and her letters to Robert Vigne collected in A Gesture of Belonging. In Head's exploration of oppressed people, especially women and those in exile, Ibrahim finds startling insights into institutional power relations. Head not only subverts Western hegemonic notions ofthe third-world woman but offers a critique of postcoloniality.
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Wedding Photography

This beautifully illustrated guide by pro photographer Suzy Clement will help you conquer the fundamentals and take authentic and memorable shots that capture the essence of the day.

Author: Suzy Clement

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 9780132826082

Category: Photography

Page: 240

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Take control of your digital photography and learn the skills and techniques required to record once-in-a-lifetime events–weddings. This beautifully illustrated guide by pro photographer Suzy Clement will help you conquer the fundamentals and take authentic and memorable shots that capture the essence of the day. Clement starts with the basics–exposure, metering, composition, lighting, depth of field, and motion blur and panning–and covers the key camera features that affect your image. She provides expert advice and techniques for each stage of the day, breaking down the demands into manageable portions, with advice on moments to watch for, must-have shots, and how to bring your own unique artistic expression to the event. Follow along with this friendly and knowledgeable guide and you will: Understand how to create a schedule for the day’s photography, prepare for the shoot, and effectively scout the site before the wedding Learn tips for packing your bag, lens choices, lighting options, and working in black and white or color Find the story of the wedding day as it unfolds–getting dressed, the ceremony, bride and groom and group portraits, the reception, wedding details, guests, departure–and use your limited time effectively Master the techniques for organizing and presenting your images to the couple after the wedding, including editing down, categorizing images, and using online versus hard copy proofs And once you’ve got the shot, show it off! Join the book’s Flickr group, share your wedding photos, and discuss how you used your camera at flickr.com/groups/weddingsfromsnapshotstogreatshots.
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The Collector of Treasures

Snapshots of a Wedding Meet the Wedding days always started at the haunting , magical hour of early dawn when there was only a pale crack of light on the horizon . For those who were awake , it took the earth hours to adjust to daylight ...

Author: Bessie Head

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 0435909819

Category: Fiction

Page: 109

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Botswana village tales about subjects such as the breakdown of family life and the position of women in this society.
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Snapshots

Author: Andrew P. Wilson

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ISBN: OCLC:181804029

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Weddings

This beautifully illustrated guide by pro photographer Suzy Clement will help you conquer the fundamentals and take authentic and memorable shots that capture the essence of the day.

Author: Suzy Clement

Publisher:

ISBN: 0321792653

Category: Photography

Page: 228

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For photographers interested in wedding photography, this guide is sure to help conquer the fundamentals and capture authentic and memorable images. "Weddings: From Snapshots to Great Shots" is geared to help beginning-to-intermediate digital photographers break down the demands of the day and bring their own unique artistic expression to the event.
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Difficult Diasporas

The “ugly story” coming into being in Collector gives way to the opening frame of “Snapshots of a Wedding,” its title alone suggesting the fraught nexus of malady and cure that forms transnational feminist engagement.

Author: Samantha Pinto

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814759486

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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In this comparative study of contemporary Black Atlantic women writers, Samantha Pinto demonstrates the crucial role of aesthetics in defining the relationship between race, gender, and location. Thinking beyond national identity to include African, African American, Afro-Caribbean, and Black British literature, Difficult Diasporas brings together an innovative archive of twentieth-century texts marked by their break with conventional literary structures. These understudied resources mix genres, as in the memoir/ethnography/travel narrative Tell My Horse by Zora Neale Hurston, and eschew linear narratives, as illustrated in the book-length, non-narrative poem by M. Nourbese Philip, She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks. Such an aesthetics, which protests against stable categories and fixed divisions, both reveals and obscures that which it seeks to represent: the experiences of Black women writers in the African Diaspora. Drawing on postcolonial and feminist scholarship in her study of authors such as Jackie Kay, Elizabeth Alexander, Erna Brodber, Ama Ata Aidoo, among others, Pinto argues for the critical importance of cultural form and demands that we resist the impulse to prioritize traditional notions of geographic boundaries. Locating correspondences between seemingly disparate times and places, and across genres, Pinto fully engages the unique possibilities of literature and culture to redefine race and gender studies. Samantha Pinto is Assistant Professor of Feminist Literary and Cultural Studies in the English Department at Georgetown University. In the American Literatures Initiative
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Pura Belpr Awards

1998 MEDAL WINNER Snapshots from the Wedding , illustrated by Stephanie Garcia and written by Gary Soto ACTIVITY 1 : Family Collage Make a wedding or family collage . Use family pictures or cut pictures from magazines .

Author: Rose Zertuche Trevino

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838935621

Category: Education

Page: 86

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Looks at award-winning children's books by Hispanic authors and illustrators.
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Crash Course in Storytime Fundamentals 2nd Edition

Snapshots from the Wedding. Sculpy clay figures illustrate this tale of a Mexican-American wedding. Wells, Rosemary. Max & Ruby at the Warthogs Wedding. Max loses the wedding ring in this hilarious story. Zalben, Jane B. Beni's First ...

Author: Penny Peck

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610697842

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 225

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This manual is a "one-stop shop" on how to present storytimes to suit different audiences including bilingual learners, special needs children, and those in a variety of settings such as Head Start, preschools, and day care situations. • Features strategies for using sign language and adapting storytime for special needs children • Includes ideas for expanding storytimes using hands-on learning, crafts, toys, and play
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Little Monsters

Mementos from bridal showers, bridesmaids luncheon, or other pre-wedding get- togethers. ... snap photos of the happy couple in the months leading up to the wedding, and of course, make sure to get lots of snapshots on the wedding day!

Author: Helene Brembeck

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825802813

Category: Social Science

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This book is about stories of consumption beyond the culture-economy divide. By bringing along Actor Network Theory, entities that in conventional approaches are taken for granted, such as consumers, goods and companies proves to be unstable assemblages of humans, goods and technologies. This collection challenges most of the common places about consumption, production, markets and consumers. Helene Brembeck is associate professor at the Department of Ethnology, Gteborg University (Sweden) and research leader at Center for Consumer Science (CFK). Karin M. Ekstrm is associate professor at the School of Economics and Commercial Law at Gteborg University and director of the Center for Consumer Science. Magnus Mrck is associate professor at the Department of Ethnology, Gteborg University and research leader at Center for Consumer Science.
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A to Zoo Subject Access to Children s Picture Books 10th Edition

When the wind stops Weather reporters see Careers – meteorologists Weddings Ammon, Richard. ... Flower girl Brannen, Sarah S. Uncle Bobby's wedding Broach, Elise. Wet dog! Brown, Marc. ... Snapshots from the wedding Stadler, John.

Author: Rebecca L. Thomas

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440834356

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Whether used for thematic story times, program and curriculum planning, readers' advisory, or collection development, this updated edition of the well-known companion makes finding the right picture books for your library a breeze. • Offers easy subject access to children's picture books • Features a user-friendly organization • Provides in-depth indexing and full bibliographic detail
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Latina and Latino Voices in Literature

In the first ten years of marriage , they " lived in twenty different places , two states , two countries , eight ... Snapshots from the Wedding Grades K - 3 • Weddings Maya , the flower girl , describes an elegant wedding through ...

Author: Frances Ann Day

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313323941

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 353

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This award-winning resource, newly-revised and expanded, celebrates the lives and works of Latina/o writers.
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Library Services to Youth of Hispanic Heritage

Simultaneously Martinez skillfully shows Manny developing the inner resistance to survive and finding shelter in family strengths . ( Narrative Award ; Also National Book Award Winner ) RC 3 Snapshots from the Wedding by Gary Soto .

Author: Barbara Immroth

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786407905

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 207

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As the United States becomes ever more comfortable with recognizing the cultural diversity of the many groups that make up its population, library services must seek to meet patrons’ needs as they are shaped and expressed by their cultural backgrounds. This goal is particularly important for youth library services. For young people of Hispanic heritage, library services attuned to their specific needs and interests are crucial. Many librarians struggle with how to properly create and maintain library programs and collections that are suitable to the needs of Hispanic youth. In this series of essays prepared for the Trejo Foster Foundation for Hispanic Library Education Fourth National Institute, national leaders in librarianship present their insights about how best to meet the needs of young Hispanic library patrons. The text is introduced by the editors, and the essays are arranged in parts: Programs; Collections; Planning and Evaluating; Bibliographical Resources; and For the Future. Information about the contributors and an index conclude the volume.
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Poetry of Resistance

There were snapshots of the wedding and champagne in plastic cups. Francisca said: The snapshots will be proof for Immigration. We heard rumors of the interview: they would ask me the color of her underwear. They would ask her who rode ...

Author: Francisco X. Alarcón

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816502790

Category: Poetry

Page: 215

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"Poetry of Resistance" offers a poetic call for tolerance, reflection, reconciliation, and healing. Bringing together more than eighty writers, the anthology powerfully articulates the need for change and the primacy of basic human rights.
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The Trouble Ball Poems

There were snapshots of the wedding and champagne in plastic cups. Francisca said: The snapshots will be proof for Immigration. We heard rumors of the interview: they would ask me the color of her underwear. They would ask her who rode ...

Author: Martín Espada

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393344547

Category: Poetry

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“[An] important work . . . inspiring its readers to greater human connection and to keep fighting the good fight.”—The Rumpus In this new collection of poems, Martín Espada crosses the borderlands of epiphany and blasphemy: from a pilgrimage to the tomb of Frederick Douglass to an encounter with the swimming pool at a center of torture and execution in Chile, from the adolescent discovery of poet Omar Khayyám to the death of an "illegal" Mexican immigrant. from "The Trouble Ball" On my father's island, there were hurricanes and tuberculosis, dissidents in jail and baseball. The loudspeakers boomed: Satchel Paige pitching for the Brujos of Guayama. From the Negro Leagues he brought the gifts of Baltasar the King; from a bench on the plaza he told the secrets of a thousand pitches: The Trouble Ball, The Triple Curve, The Bat Dodger, The Midnight Creeper, The Slow Gin Fizz, The Thoughtful Stuff. Pancho Coímbre hit rainmakers for the Leones of Ponce; Satchel sat the outfielders in the grass to play poker, windmilled three pitches to the plate, and Pancho spun around three times. He couldn't hit The Trouble Ball.
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