Beach Mexican (eBook)

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Alex Moreno Areyan’s odyssey of growing up Latinoin white upper-middle-class Redondo Beach in the 1950s presents a story of assimilationdifferent from that experienced by Mexican Americans in larger barrios. Hisannual “white lie” to classmates was that his father got a job up north and thefamily was moving. They moved, all right—in a 1941 Plymouth with the harvest.In Marysville, Meridian and Mendota, they lived in tents and cars, under trucksand in corrugated tin hovels while picking cotton, tomatoes, peaches, walnutsand plums. The kid once threatened with permanent expulsion from Redondo UnionHigh for speaking Spanish on campus eventually received a plaque from the Cityof Redondo Beach for writing the Mexican American history of the city. Beach Mexican proves the journey wasn’teasy.

Alex Moreno Areyan’s odyssey of growing up Latinoin white upper-middle-class Redondo Beach in the 1950s presents a story of assimilationdifferent from that experienced by Mexican Americans in larger barrios. Hisannual “white lie” to classmates was that his father got a job up north and thefamily was moving. They moved, all right—in a 1941 Plymouth with the harvest.In Marysville, Meridian and Mendota, they lived in tents and cars, under trucksand in corrugated tin hovels while picking cotton, tomatoes, peaches, walnutsand plums. The kid once threatened with permanent expulsion from Redondo UnionHigh for speaking Spanish on campus eventually received a plaque from the Cityof Redondo Beach for writing the Mexican American history of the city. Beach Mexican proves the journey wasn’teasy.


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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The History Press
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