BC: In this book facts about the lives and paths of the Mexican American Migrant Workers.
FC: ...And the Earth Did Not Devour Him. | By CintyaReyes
1: All what was written on this book are: Stories Vignettes Scraps of Conversations The novel focuses on a year in the life of a boy from a south Texas community. The boy faces poverty, illness, and confusion about his own history and identity, but finds strength in himself and in those around him. By discovering who he is, The Complete Works, this adolescent becomes one with his people according to the author. Through his quest, he embodies and expresses the joined conscience and experiences of his society."
3: And the Earth Did Not Devour Him opens with the introduction of the recurring, unnamed young male character in the book. He is trying to come to terms with a lost year, including when and how it began. He is falling asleep, not sure if he is awake or dreaming, and experiences a flood of memories and images...
5: Every night he drank the glass of water his mother put under his bed for the spirits. Though he thought about telling her at one point, he decided not to do so until he was an adult. | "A Vignette from the book"
6: For decades, desperate men and women fleeing poverty crept across the Mexican border, hugging the established paths through Texas and California.
7: Border between California and Mexico.
8: Another vignette of the book focuses on school .In a dialogue between two young Latinos, one asks the other the reason for his or her regular attendance at school. The reply underscores education as an opening: "My Dad says it's to prepare us. He says that someday there's an opportunity, maybe they'll give it to us."...
10: Many mexicans continued to work as migrant farm laborers in the 1940s and 1950s. Picking crops was an intense labor process involving many long hours of hard, back-breaking work.
11: With fake names, fake Social Security cards and few rights, migrant farm workers stayed invisible in plain sight.
12: Proud people's tireless search for a better future!!!
14: And the Earth Did Not Devour Him is set after World War II, reflecting the period when the author lived the life of a child. Millions of Mexican Americans came to the United States during and after World War II to work as farm laborers. though the federal program called Operation Wetback.
17: The day that we have a president and a just government, that will be the end of the world and everything will come to and end. The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything, they just make the most of everything that comes along their way!!!