Chicken Beaks Revisited

An Hispanic Adolescence

by Ben Romero



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/6/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 184
ISBN : 9781412022965

About the Book

As seasons change, so it is with the mind and body. The call of nature takes us from childhood comforts to the challenging world of adolescence. Chicken Beaks Revisited: An Hispanic Adolescence tells a story about family, religion, and values. This story, told through the eyes of an emerging teen, retraces the lives of an Hispanic, Catholic family living in Northern New Mexico during the 1960's. Told in first person, using dialogue sprinkled with Spanish, each event comes alive with underlying lessons mixing humour, love and drama. Though Hispanic in flavor, the vignettes have universal appeal.

The people and places are real. Only names have changed. During time of rapid physical changes and awkward development a young person is filled with emotions that he cannot understand, let alone control. This book targets older children and adults.

About the Author

Ben Romero was born and raised in Northern New Mexico, the fifth of seven children in an Hispanic, Catholic household. Romero is a part-time Adult Education teacher in an ESL (English as a Second Language) program, and uses some of his writings as material for teaching.

He has spent the past 28 years working for the US Postal Service and serves as Customer Relations Coordinator for the Central San Joaquin Valley. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management with a minor in Spanish from Fresno Pacific University in 1995.

Romero is active in the Catholic church, serving as CCD Instructor for teen-aged Confirmation candidates, and as a member of Holy Spirit Parish Men's Club. He is also a member of the Central California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Romero is married to Evelyn Romero, his wife of 32 years. They have five children and four grandchildren.