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My Name Is Cool

Stories from a Cuban-Irish-American Storyteller

By Antonio Sacre

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Age range
7 - 10
Grade range
3 - 4
Categories
Number Of Pages
170
Publication Date
October 08, 2013
ISBN
9781938301568

My Name Is Cool

Stories from a Cuban-Irish-American Storyteller

By Antonio Sacre

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“In 1960 my father got into a rowboat from Havana, Cuba and rowed 90 miles to the United States to start his new life.  By the time I got into seventh grade, I was telling my friends that my father saved all of his family, all of his friends, piled everyone into that boat and rowed everybody over to America.  By the time I got into high school, I was telling my friends that my father stole five boats from Castro’s navy, saved all of his friends, all of his family, all of his first, second, third, fourth, and fifth cousins, everyone on his block, all of the pets, and everybody on his baseball team.  He piled them into the boat.  There was no room for him in the boat, so he tied those boats together with a big rope, put that rope around his shoulders and he swam everybody over to the United States. . .”
 
Born in Boston to a Cuban father and an Irish-American mother, Antonio Sacre is one of the few leprecanos on the national speaking circuit. Using his own personal history and telling the stories that audiences across the nation have found so captivating and wonderful, this award-winning storyteller and author weaves the Spanish language, Cuban and Mexican customs, and Irish humor into an unforgettable book of humor, inspiration, tradition, and family.

My Name is Cool is a classic story sure to transcend, like the author himself, cultures and boundaries.

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Review quotes

"Remarkable . . . a serious artist."  
The Village Voice

"Whereever Sacre goes, he leaves storytellers behind."
Chicago Tribune

"Standout stories . . . as funny as they are touching."
Kirkus
 


 

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Product details

Age range
7 - 10
Grade range
3 - 4
Categories
Number Of Pages
170
Publication Date
October 08, 2013
ISBN
9781938301568

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