As a helping of "down-home magical realism," this collection of 16 short stories explores the human spirit inherent in the bilingual, bicultural world of the Texas-Mexico border. With a fresh sense of humor and human understanding, these stories skillfully bridge the gap between miracles and tragedies, prejudice and transcendence, and oppression and liberation.
In "Guadalupe: The Miracle of Tepeyac/El milagro del Tepeyac" author Rev. Lucas Teixera and distinguished illustrator Lula Guzman remind us of the timeless story of the Virgin of Guadalupe's apparition on Tepeyac Hill in Mexico. This hardcover book in bilingual format, describes how Mary, the Mother of God, chose Juan Diego a humble Mexican to communicate her message.
"All sociocultural groups offer possible solutions to the dilemma that a deaf child presents to the larger group, " write Claire Ramsey and Jose Antonio Noriega in their essay, "Ninos Milagrizados: Language Attitudes, Deaf Education, and Miracle Cures in Mexico." In this case, Ramsey and Noriega analyze cultural attempts to "unify" deaf children with the rest of the community.