Granpa Lolo’s Matanza “The “matanza” is a living tradition in New Mexico. A matanza is a whole pig roast that feeds an entire family in the winter. The story of the autumn matanza is suitable for children. In New Mexico, it was a way for families and friends to get together over really good food. This is the story of a family through the eyes of Junie Lopez–an excited eight-year old and the experience of a family matanza.”
About the Author:
Nasario Garcia; illustrated by Dolores Aragon
NASARIO GARCIA was born in Bernalillo, New Mexico. He attended the University of New Mexico where he received his BA and MA degrees in Spanish and Portuguese, respectively. His Ph.D. is from the University of Pittsburgh in XIX Century Spanish Literature. Garcia is an award-winning author who for the past 30-plus years has devoted his life to the preservation of Hispanic language, culture, and folklore of northern New Mexico. He has authored/co-authored thirty-one books in addition to translating five books written by other authors. Nasario Garcia currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his wife Janice.