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Hunger Of Memory - The Education of Richard Rodriguez - Richard Rodriguez (1983)
ISBN 9780553272932
Publisher Bantam
Publication Date 2/1/1983
Format Mass Market Paperback (173 x 114 mm)
Plot / Summary
Hunger of Memory is the story of Mexican-American Richard Rodriguez, who begins his schooling in Sacramento, California, knowing just 50 words of English, and concludes his university studies in the stately quiet of the reading room of the British Museum.

Here is the poignant journey of a “minority student” who pays the cost of his social assimilation and academic success with a painful alienation — from his past, his parents, his culture — and so describes the high price of “making it” in middle-class America.

Provocative in its positions on affirmative action and bilingual education, Hunger of Memory is a powerful political statement, a profound study of the importance of language ... and the moving, intimate portrait of a boy struggling to become a man.
Additional Book Details
2Frog Index 32543
Other Resources Purchase Information
Cover Price $6.99
Nr of Pages 224
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