Grandma and Me at the Flea / Los Meros Meros Remateros by Juan Felipe Herrera

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Every Sunday Juanito helps his grandmother sell old clothes at the flea market. Romping from booth to booth among the rainbow-colored tents under the sun, Juanito and his friends fulfill Grandma’s vision of the flea market as a sharing community of friendly give and take. With every trade and barter, Juanito learns firsthand what it means to be a true rematero — a flea marketeer — and discovers that the value of community can never be measured in dollars.

About Juan Felipe Herrera

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Juan Felipe Herrera holds the TomAs Rivera endowed chair in creative writing at the University of California, Riverside. He is the author of numerous poetry volumes, including "Half of the World in Light"; "187 Reasons Mexicanos Can't Cross the Border: Undocuments 1971-2007"; "Border-Crosser with a Lamborghini Dream"; and numerous children's books, including "The Upside Down Boy", which was adapted into a musical in New York City; "Laughing Out Loud", "I Fly", winner of a Pura BelprE Honor; and "Cinnamon Girl", winner of the AmEricas Award. He was also awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives and tours with the poet Margarita Luna Robles.
Published February 20, 2002 by Children's Book Press. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Collecting churros, chiles and healing herbs, a Mexican-American boy bounds from booth to booth visiting fellow flea market vendors in Grandma and Me at the Flea or Los Meros Meros Remateros by Juan Felipe Herrera, illus.

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