. . And the Earth Did Not Devour Him, Tomás Rivera
strength of a community of migrant workers in the United
States in the 1940s and 1950s is the unifying theme of .
. . And the Earth Did Not Devour Him. This compilation
of short stories and vignettes follows the painful events
of one year in the life of a young boy from this community.
Written to expose the abuses and horrors faced by migrant
workers, the book recounts some disturbing events through
which the boy finds strength in himself and realizes the
importance of his community.
Voices from the Fields: Children of Migrant Farmworkers
Tell Their Stories—interviews by S. Beth Atkin
story by Langston Hughes
for Hire"—newspaper article by Verena Dobnik and Ted
Confession"—short story by Frank O'Connor
Aria: A Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood—autobiography
by Richard Rodriguez
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