Cross Over Water$22.00Author: Richard YanezFormat: Paper
Published Date: 2011
Raul Luis “Ruly” Cruz is a young Mexican American who lives in El Paso, just across the Rio Grande from Mexico, home of his an-cestors and some of his current relatives. As he grows from awkward adolescent to manhood, he negotiates the precarious borders of family, tradition, and identity trying to find his own place in the Chicano community and in the larger world. This is an engaging and moving story of growing up in a borderland that is not only geographical but cultural as well.
Richard Yañez, associate professor of English at El Paso Community College, was born and raised on the U.S.-Mexico border.