Family Pictures/Cuadros de Familia
by Garza, Carmen Lomas. (Children's Book Press, 1990 ISBN 0892390506. Library Binding, Paperback.) Picture Book. 32 pages. Grades 1+.
This book was reviewed by Carol Otis Hurst in Teaching K-8 Magazine.
Less of a picture book than an album of paintings accompanied by explanatory captions, this book is drawn from the artist's memories of growing up in a small Texas town. The paintings are naively styled, straightforward depictions of what life was like in her Hispanic community: celebrating a birthday, picking cactus, making tamales, going to church.