248 pp. | paper | $17.00
by Elva Treviño Hart
translated by Arcelia E. Cerón and
Selene M. Leyva-Ríos
This long-awaited Spanish-language version of Treviño Hart's award-winning Barefoot Heart is a vividly told autobiographical account of the life of a child growing up in a family of migrant farm workers. It brings to life the day-to-day existence of people facing the obstacles of working in the fields and raising a family in an environment that is frequently hostile to those who have little education and speak another language. Corazón descalzo recounts how the author overcame the disadvantages of this background, discovered her true talents, and in the process found herself.
Elva Treviño Hart was born in south Texas to Mexican immigrants. She has a bachelor's degree in theoretical mathematics and a master's degree in computer science/engineering from Stanford University. After working as a computer professional for twenty years, she now lives in Virginia.