This collection of 32 coming of age stories by Mari-Luci Jaramillo, former US Ambassador to Honduras, recounts life on a remote ranch in the 1930s in northern New Mexico. Each chapter includes an illustration. The text is in English, and incorporates Spanish.
It's the 1930s in rural New Mexico. So what do you do if money is scarce and your father is even more scarce? You'll walk with your mother on a twelve-mile cross-country journey to a remote ranchito. There, your abuelos just might know the way forward.
Mari-Luci tells the story of her own coming of age in the 1930s, stories of the every-day and the out-of-the-ordinary, stories of how she learned to value community, faith, love, tradition, and learning.
Featuring family photographs and sketches by Cecilia J. Navarrete, this collection of stories reveals the observant eye and open heart of the girl who became Madame Ambassador.