Description - Migrant Daughter by Frances Esquibel Tywoniak
Taking us from the open spaces of rural New Mexico and the fields of California's Great Central Valley to the intellectual milieu of student life in Berkeley during the 1950s, this memoir, based on an oral history by Mario T. Garcia, is the powerful and moving testimonio of a young Mexican American woman's struggle to rise out of poverty. Migrant Daughter is the coming-of-age story of Frances Esquibel Tywoniak, who was born in Spanish-speaking New Mexico, moved with her family to California during the Depression to attend school and work as a farm laborer, and subsequently won a university scholarship, becoming on the the few Mexican Americans to attend the University of California, Berkeley, at that time.
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(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
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Author Biography - Frances Esquibel Tywoniak
Frances Esquibel Tywoniak is a retired teacher and administrator in the San Francisco School District. Mario T. Garcia is Professor of History and Chicano Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the author of Memories of Chicano History: The Life and Narrative of Bert Corona (California, 1994) and editor of Ruben Salazar's Border Correspondent: Selected Writings, 1955-1970 (California, 1995).