Dr. Joe Abril has captured an era and neighborhood long gone from the Valley of the Sun. He writes about a
“barrio” and its residents, who are either gone by choice or have been displaced by the “advancements” of
Phoenix ' municipal civilization. Much of the “old barrio” was taken by eminent domain to build the first freeway
in Phoenix . The streets were paved and sidewalks were built.
HISI Publishes an Oral History Book on the Early Days of Mexican-American Phoenix
Metaphorical stories and parables result in an indirect language more effective than the direct language of
reason, affirms in her new book Carmen Filipi, a Phoenix educator with several decades of experience in the
school system. In her new literary work titled The marvelous fountain and other stories my grandma told me,
Filipi recovers and presents the oral tradition in which narrations communicated and taught ethical, moral and
civic values to children, mainly told by grandmothers and other family members in the past.
Latina teacher from Phoenix asserts in new book
Traditional children stories promote values
Published by the Hispanic Institute of Social Issues in Phoenix, Arizona
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