Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez - Bilingual, Paperback
Dial Press Trade Paperback
9780553382518 | 978-0-553-38251-8
0553382519 | 0-553-38251-9
Hunger of Memory is the story of Mexican-American Richard Rodriguez, who begins his schooling in Sacramento, California, knowing just 50 words of English, and concludes his university studies in the stately quiet of the reading room of the British Museum. Here is the poignant journey of a âminority studentâ who pays the cost of his social assimilation and academic success with a painful alienation â from his past, his parents, his culture â and so describes the high price of âmaking itâ in middle-class America. Provocative in its positions on affirmative action and bilingual education, Hunger of Memory is a powerful political statement, a profound study of the importance of language ... and the moving, intimate portrait of a boy struggling to become a man.From the Paperback edition.