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Barrio Boy Summary
Ernesto Galarza

Everything you need to understand or teach Barrio Boy by Ernesto Galarza.

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Barrio Boy Summary

Plot Summary

Barrio Boy is a true story of the author's cultural transition from a small Mexican village to a barrio in the United States. Ernie Galarza's story is constructed from memory, beginning when he is about four years old and ending just before he begins high school. His detailed perceptions of the world around him paint an insightful picture of how socio-political factors and cultural experience can shape one's life and future.

In the first section of the book, Ernie describes village life in Jalcocotbn in detail. He talks of the daily routine, from how to cook tamales to how to interact with adults. In doing so, he builds a context with which to compare the experiences that follow. Those experiences come as a direct result of the escalating revolution between the Mexican government and its working class. To Ernie, the fighting occurs in the background and he learns...

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