The Secret Lion
Alberto Rios (1952 - ) is an American author of mixed Anglo-Mexican heritage. Many of his poems and short stories concern bridging Anglo and Hispanic cultures. One of his stories, “The Secret Lion,” appears in his collection entitled The Iguana Killer. “The Secret Lion” concerns the narrator, a young Hispanic boy, who, together with his friends, all discover a lovely grassy area that they imagine to be heaven. Their pleasant time is ruined when Anglo adults chase the boys away from what turns out to be a golf course!
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Call Number: PS3568 .I587 I35 1998 *(See pages 98-102.)
o Volume 3, pages 937-939 *(The pages discuss Rios’ characters/themes, overall.)
o Pages 287-288 *(The pages discuss Rios’ characters/themes, overall.)
o Pages 544-547, especially page 546
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