Bless Me, Ultima
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"National Endowment for the Arts; The Big Read selection."--Cover
"Special reading group guide inside."--Cover
Grandparent and child
Mexican American children
From Library Staff
Antonio struggles with many things-
Is he Hispanic or American?
Catholic or pagan?
cowboy or farmer?
Then he meets a wise woman healer named Ultima....
This coming of age novel about a young Mexican-American boy in 1940s New Mexico was challenged for occult/satanism, offensive language, religious viewpoint, and being sexually explicit. The book is available in audio, ebook and Large Print formats.
Chronicles the story of an alienated New Mexico boy who seeks an answer to his questions about life in his relationship with Ultima, a magical healer.
Antonio Marez is six years old when Ultima comes to stay with his family in New Mexico. She is a curandera, one who cures with herbs and magic. Under her wise wing, Tony will test the bonds that tie him to his people, and discover himself in the pagan past, in his father's wisdom, and in his moth... Read More »
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“Understanding comes with life. As a man grows he sees life and death, he is happy and sad, he works, plays, meets people - sometimes it takes a lifetime to acquire understanding, because in the end understanding simply means having sympathy for people. ”
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