Resources for Teaching Latino Latinx Books

Resources for When Love Was Reels by José B. González

Told from the imaginative perspective of a young boy, these poems recount a young boy’s life in this collection of narrative poems that uses iconic Latin American and Latino films as a guiding motif. In each poem, famous movie and TV scenes featuring icons likes Pedro Infante and Cantinflas and modern stars such as Elizabeth Peña, Edward James Olmos and Esai Morales are juxtaposed with important moments in the boy’s life. Below are some of the films and scenes that are subjects in the collection.

Part I of When Love Was Reels

Part II of When Love Was Reels