These nine stories follow a collection of unforgettable characters trying to get by while living in the South Texas border town of Brownsville....
It is November 25, 1960, and the bodies of three beautiful, convent-educated sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff....
Brilliant investigative reporting of what went wrong when, in May 2001, a group of 26 men attempted to cross the Mexican border into the desert of Southern Arizona....
Whether it is basketball dreams, family fiascos, first crushes, or new neighborhoods, this bold anthology celebrates the uniqueness and universality in us all....
As Tony follows his own path toward adulthood, he relies on the wisdom of Ultima, a magical healer, to forge his unique identity....
Loosely based on the author's own childhood in south Texas, this story collection is a moving whirlwind of humor and insight - brash, tender, and full of the unexpected.
Crazy Loco is one of the novels in the Hampton Brown "Edge A" reading curriculum. The book is appropriate for my hispanic lower-functioning teenaged readers. While it is not gripping literature, it is amusing and it did teach me more about my students' cultural backgrounds.
Joe Rodriguez does a fine job with the performance.
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Just loved it! Highly recommend. Great Story, Great Performance, Great Overall. Loved the familiarity. ♡♡♡
The nine stories in Crazy Loco were very relatable to my six graders. The narrator's voice was captivating and impressive. At times if I felt our time was limited, I would be able to speed it up.
Since I read the entire book before my kids, I would set up the situations of each story. This way I accomplished having mature audiences as we listened attentively. Kids loved all nine stories.
They scored high in their accelerated reading quiz, and I was very proud of them. Very impressive audio book.!
6th grade ELA
South Middle School