Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United StatesSpring 2001 Non-Fiction
Welcome to ESL 100, English Surely Latinized,
inglés con chile y cilantro, English as American
as Benito Juárez. Welcome, muchachos from Xochicalco,
learn the language of dólares and dolores, of kings
and queens, of Donald Duck and Batman.
The poems are celebrations of cultural mixing, indictments of racism, and declarations of love to the families and cultures that are the origins of this collection.