The Resource A cafecito story, Julia Alvarez ; afterword by Bill Eichner ; woodcuts by Belkis Ramírez

A cafecito story, Julia Alvarez ; afterword by Bill Eichner ; woodcuts by Belkis Ramírez

Label
A cafecito story
Title
A cafecito story
Statement of responsibility
Julia Alvarez ; afterword by Bill Eichner ; woodcuts by Belkis Ramírez
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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Throughout the Dominican Republic and Central America it is a household ritual to offer a "cafecito" (a small cup of dark, rich, potent coffee) to any visitor, especially a stranger. Now, in a story spanning Latin America and Nebraska, Julia Alvarez offers us A Cafecito Story. In North America, coffee is the morning lifeline between waking and working. In Central and South America, coffee is an economic lifeline, after oil the most important export commodity. Especially when coffee is grown sustainably, it links the First and Third Worlds in ways that are surprising and often delightful. For instance, North American songbirds winter in southern habitats where their survival is directly dependent on coffee farming practices. With lyric simplicity, A Cafecito Story tells the complex tale of a social beverage that bridges nations and unites people in trade, in words, in birds, and in love. The story unfolds through the eyes of Joe, a man with farming in his blood but an increasing sense of displacement from the natural world. While on holiday in the Dominican Republic, Joe learns about how coffee is grown and traded from Miguel, a Dominican coffee farmer. It is from Miguel and the other campesinos that Joe comes to understand the role of coffee in global trade, environmental degradation, and endangered songbird habitat."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alvarez, Julia
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PS3551.L845
LC item number
C3 2001
Literary form
fiction
NAL call number
PS3551.L845
NAL item number
C3 2001
Reading level
5.5
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Eichner, Bill
  • Ramírez, Belkis
Study program name
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Americans
  • Agriculture, Cooperative
  • Dominican Republic
  • Organic farming
  • Coffee growers
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/writerofafterword
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Label
A cafecito story, Julia Alvarez ; afterword by Bill Eichner ; woodcuts by Belkis Ramírez
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm47666856
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
58 pages
Isbn
9781931498005
Lccn
2001047092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)47666856
Label
A cafecito story, Julia Alvarez ; afterword by Bill Eichner ; woodcuts by Belkis Ramírez
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm47666856
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
58 pages
Isbn
9781931498005
Lccn
2001047092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)47666856

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